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{November 19, 2010}   Australian Art Therapists in Laos

I have not posted for a long time, for many reasons, but I wish to add some more relevant information with a focus on Arts.

1. I stumbled across this whilst researching Australia and Arts therapist information. In OCtober 2009 a group of Australian Art Therapists (Lydia Tan, Nyrelle Bade, Lucille O`Brian and Linda Torchia) worked with AFESIP (Acting for Women in Distressing Situations, an anti-traffiking organisation) though the Art2Healing program founded by Lydia. 

Working with social workers to help them gain a deeper understanding of the effects of trauma and how to use arts based interventions in addition to a 2 day workshop with survivors.


{September 5, 2009}   FOCUS – South East Asia

Unesco made a report

Combating Trafficking

in South-East Asia

A Review of Policy and Programme



see it here


Other reports include


South East Asia’s first “Women’s Court” on trafficking and HIV in Bali




Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (page)


BBC article about Thailand


Japan Times – Feb 2009 reports on Japan`s failure to prosecute those caught


UCLA  International Institute report on sexual abuse and trafficking in Japan


Wikipedia: Human Trafficking in Japan


Prof Meryll Dean has published an article here about the legal situation in Japan.


Japan Subculture Research Centre 


short documentary about trafficking from China to Japan

{September 5, 2009}   Bonded Labour

Many people are lured into work situations abroad then their passports are taken away, and they are forced to work for no pay as slaves. Check out Anti-Slavery`s page on bonded labour.

{September 3, 2009}   News articles

Some news stories that are in the links section but I wanted to highlight them. I will add more to this post as I find them, hopefully some positive ones too…

ABC news article

New York Times – Nicholas D Kristof opinion, Desperate iraqi Refugees Turn to Sex Trade in Syria

a very powerful piece with a video relating the story of Long Pross, a girl forced into prostitution aged 13, whose virginity was sold 4 times. A LIST of articles here.

Guardian article list here


BBC news article about bonded labour in the U.K.

{August 30, 2009}   FILMS

After talking with a friend of mine who is a filmaker today, I realised that film is an incredibly powerful medium through which to raise awareness about issues but also about how these issues effect individual peoples lives. I watched a trailer for the film The Stoning of Soraya M  powerful stuff. Which leads me to write this post in reference to films dealing with the issue of Human Trafficking.

The Sold Project have made a documentary about trafficking in Thailand. Great org, I will order the film…

Here are the top ten as listed by

1.Born into Brothels

2. Slumdog Millionaire

3.NOT for Sale:The Documentary


5 Memoirs of  a Geisha

6.Very Young Girls


8.Call + Response

9.The Day my God died


To watch trailers click here

{August 27, 2009}   Survivors Stories

survivors stories

et cetera