People trafficking has become world’s second biggest illegal market after drugs

Short-The Age
By Michael Short | Published in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, May 27, 2015. This is Longdy. If you look carefully at this photo of him as a child, you can see his legs are undersized and twisted – they had been rendered useless by polio. But his affliction increased...

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The slaves of Benjina: ghastliness on our doorstep, unseen

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By Tony Wright  |  Published in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, May 23, 2015 You may not have heard of Benjina. It's a little Indonesian island south of Papua and 650km north of Australia. That's about the same distance as between Melbourne and Canberra - just out of sight and a...

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Washington Post: Nearly 550 modern-day slaves were rescued from Indonesia’s fish trade. And that’s just the beginning.

By Abby Phillip  |  April 10, 2015
This photo released on April 8 by Indonesia’s Ministry of Fishery show hundreds of rescued foreign fishermen, who were gathered during an operation at Pusaka Benjina Resources. (Ugeng Nugroho/Ministry of Fishery/AFP)
  They came from all over: Thailand, Burma, Cambodia,...

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Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation Features Hagar Vietnam

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Employment and career training are crucial to a survivors’ holistic recovery. In Vietnam, Hagar partners with institutions including the Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation to run the Economic Empowerment Program that provides capacity-building, training and career development for women who have survived extreme abuse and exploitation. (more…)

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Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls Visits Hagar


Aust aid helps abuse survivors to dream

7 FEB 2015  |  Source:
  Their childhood was spent slaving for others, and being beaten starved and abused, but two Cambodian women have escaped the hell of human trafficking and can look to a brighter future. Chenda Sam, 23, sobs as she finds the words...

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