Human Trafficking

Sexual predators in Indonesia use Facebook to meet victims

Many young Indonesians using Facebook are unaware of the dangers of allowing strangers to see their personal information online. Photo: AP

When a 14-year-old girl in Indonesia received a Facebook friend request from an older man she didn't know, she accepted it out of curiosity.

Tuesday, 30 October, 2012, 3:16am

Wolves among the sheep

When Kathryn Bolkovac signed up to join the United Nations' peacekeeping forces in Bosnia in 1999, she was a recently divorced police officer from Nebraska seeking a change of scene and a new way to earn a living.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Stolen Vietnamese children saved from traffickers

Mainland police rescued 89 abducted children and made 369 arrests in two crackdowns earlier this month, and broke up a cross-border gang that sold Vietnamese children to wealthy families in Guangdong.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The fight against slavery continues

'I'm not for sale' was the motto that 12 students from Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong have been spreading during a week-long visit to Singapore to raise awareness about human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

14 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Domestic workers locked up in training

Hong Kong-bound domestic workers are being held in prison-like conditions in Indonesia - often locked away from the outside world for months on end - as they are trained up and taught Cantonese in preparation for jobs in the city.

18 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

DNA databank to help find missing children

Central authorities yesterday announced the establishment of a national DNA databank to help find missing children, a move long sought by parents and activists who say the government must do more to combat a rise in child trafficking.

The databank was launched by the Ministry of Public Security, which will collect and file the DNA information, the Beijing Times reported.

2 May 2009 - 12:00am

Sold out

In a filthy room in Mumbai's Kamathipura red-light district, Divya Gurung is stripped and beaten for refusing to service his clients. Numbed by pain after weeks of sustained physical abuse, the 15-year-old Nepalese boy eventually resigns himself to his fate.

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Web 'helps human trafficking'

The trade of human traffickers is being aided by the internet, says Linda Criddle, who heads a Microsoft unit dedicated to stopping the practice.

Ms Criddle, who is attending the annual Global Summit of Women in Cairo, said the company had set up a team to teach victims and their families how to protect themselves.

14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Blue pages

The trafficking of women and children worldwide is now known to be a larger and more widespread business than the drug trade.

15 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Terror and slave trade get priority at security agency

The Dutch have made combatting terrorism and human trafficking principal aims during their chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Encouraging democratisation in former Soviet states and administrative reform of the OSCE are also priorities.

30 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Child abductors to die after losing appeal bid

The Higher People's Court of Hebei province yesterday rejected appeals lodged by 10 child abductors and upheld their death sentences, according to Xinhua's Web site.

11 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Unfortunate women must be seen as victims

I read the report by Glenn Schloss headlined, 'Sex-trade women kept like slaves,' (Sunday Morning Post, January 21) with great interest and deep concern.

I appreciate the fact that your newspaper has highlighted the plight of these unfortunate women and brought it to the attention of your readers.

4 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Human trafficking targeted

Police will today launch a three-month crackdown on human trafficking, the semi-official China News Service said.

The crime is rampant in rural areas where traffickers abduct women and children and sell them to families in provinces such as Guangdong, Fujian and Anhui.

1 Apr 2000 - 12:00am