How we have become part of the problem of human trafficking
Forums, Workshops & Seminars
- Date19 October 2015
- Time8:30 am -9:30 am
- VenueAssembly Hall, THEi Building (Tsing Yi)
“How we have become part of the problem of human trafficking”
Miss Tina Chan
Project Manager, Stop Trafficking Of People
Date: 19 October 2015 (Monday)
Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Venue: Assembly Hall, THEi Building (Tsing Yi)
Judging by international news headlines, human trafficking, which is also known as modern day slavery, is a recent phenomenon. In fact, the coerced movement of people across borders is as old as the laws of supply and demand. But little is known about the issue of human trafficking in Hong Kong, much less on what the impact of this criminal industry is to our city.
Due to the lack of reliable statistics for this area, the occurrence of human trafficking in Hong Kong is constantly denied by the Government. But does it mean that it is not happening at all? In the recent U.S. Government-published Trafficking in Persons Report 2015, Hong Kong was ranked ‘Tier 2’, meaning it does not fully comply with the minimum standards of protecting trafficking victims; together with countries have minimal respect to human rights such as Afghanistan, Cameroon, Moldova, and Romania. What is the true scenario of modern-day slavery in Hong Kong? Being part of this city, is there anything we could do to fight against this hidden organized crime?
Tina Chan is a humanitarian aid worker with a background in advocating rights for forced migrants in Hong Kong. She has rich experience working with non-governmental organizations, such as Amnesty International and Christian Action. In 2013, with the Soros Foundation fellowship, she obtained her MA in International Relations and European Studies with a concentration in the International and European Union Legal Framework from Central European University. Currently, she is the Project Manager of STOP. (Stop Trafficking Of People), a local organization aims to combat human trafficking in Hong Kong.
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