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{September 5, 2009}   FOCUS – South East Asia

Unesco made a report

Combating Trafficking

in South-East Asia

A Review of Policy and Programme

Responses

 

see it here

 

Other reports include

 

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

 

POLARIS (Japan)

 

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



{August 31, 2009}   Voice for the Voiceless concert

This classical concert will take Place on October 30th. The money raised will go to the charity A Voice for the Voiceless set up by photographer Susi Childers. Focusing on Africa they are involved with making a documentary, fundraising and awareness raising through creativity, action and prayer. Nearest Station Tamagawa Seigajuin. Tickets 2500 yen or 1500 for students and children. 

From their website

Every year according to UNICEF, more than 1 million children enter the oldest trade in the world, prostitution. From the age of three, people rape and abuse them to break their wills. They are forced to prostitute their innocence to pay off debt to their owners and other commodities like rent, food and clothing. They are refugees. War and genocide displace millions of people. Take the Saharawi for example. 27 Years ago they were ejected from their homeland for the minerals and fisheries. For 27 years they have lived outcast and alone. For 27 years they have cried for justice, yet the vast expanse of the hostile Sahara mutes their cry.



et cetera