Indonesia Needs the Death Penalty to Deter Drug Traffickers

April 30, 2015

Indonesia’s spiraling drug problem is the main reason why Jokowi should maintain his tough anti-drug stance. International pressure has mounted on Indonesia in recent months to stop its enforcement of the death penalty. In January, Indonesian President Joko Widodo — known as Jokowi —...

Sex Trafficking is More Widespread Than You Think

March 30, 2015

Sex trafficking is a global phenomenon that must be stopped. “Every year, 1.2 million children are sold into sex trafficking. About 250,000 of those children are sold for sex in the United States.” This is shocking. According to the International Labour Organization, as many as 4.5...

Anti-Trafficking Strategies: Putting the Victim First

October 19, 2013

In Malaysia, victims of trafficking are often treated like criminals. Analysts claim human trafficking is rife on every continent on the globe; present in almost every country and, according to the recent annual report of the US State Department on Trafficking in Persons (TIP), the situation in...

The Misconception of Modern Slavery: Reinterpreting Forced Labour

May 17, 2013

The dominant terminology on forced labour relations is too rigid in assuming the existence of two homogeneous but separated groups of workers. "For three hundred years, the most powerful nations on earth grew richer and stronger on the profits of slave trade. Over twelve million men, women...