Filipina Maid Shows a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

By: Sara Kim Edited by: Sharon E. Chin Xyza Cruz Bacani has been working as a maid in Hong Kong for over a decade in order to provide for her younger siblings’ education. Domestic service is not uncommon in this city, as it houses around 330,000 workers in the field. Most of these maids are … Read moreFilipina Maid Shows a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Malaysian Police Uncover 28 Suspected Human Trafficking Camps

By: Luis Gay Edited by: Sharon E. Chin Malaysian police claim that they have discovered 28 suspected human trafficking camps located near the Northern Malaysian border, one day after authorities uncovered multiple mass graves. National police chief Gen Khalid Abu Bakar told reporters that they had discovered what they believed to be 139 graves.   … Read moreMalaysian Police Uncover 28 Suspected Human Trafficking Camps

Earthquakes in Nepal Exacerbate Child Marriage

By: Sara Kim Edited By: Sharon E. Chin According to the United Nations, 1 out of every 3 girls in developing countries are married off before they turn the age of 18. Girls are typically forced into matrimony because their families cannot afford to care for them, or because the groom’s family receives financial gain … Read moreEarthquakes in Nepal Exacerbate Child Marriage

Program Assistance Helped Save Filipina Mom from Traffickers

By: Charmaine Santos Edited by: Sharon E. Chin   Joy, whose real name is withheld to protect identity, and her husband made coconut wine and sold two barrels a week to support their family in the hills of Ormoc City in the central Philippine islands. Nearly half the population in the region lives in poverty. … Read moreProgram Assistance Helped Save Filipina Mom from Traffickers

North Korea: Profit through Citizen Sales

By: Luis Gay Edited By: Sharon E. Chin  The North Korean government is conducting state-sponsored trafficking of its citizens and claiming that it is a way to “generate new income.” Citizens are forced to do manual labor in other countries while the North Korean government appropriates most, if not all, of their wages. According to … Read moreNorth Korea: Profit through Citizen Sales