Singapore is a destination country for men, women, and girls from other Asian countries subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour, a source country for Singaporean women and children subjected to sex trafficking, and a transit country for Asian men subjected to forced labour on fishing vessels that transit through Singapore or its territorial waters. Some of the 1.4 million foreign workers that comprise approximately one-third of Singapore’s total labour force are vulnerable to trafficking; most victims migrate willingly for work in construction, domestic service, performing arts, manufacturing, the service industry, or commercial sex

…  Singaporean women and children are at risk of sex trafficking in the country. A small number of Singaporean residents facilitate and engage in child sex tourism abroad. An NGO reported that some men are subjected to forced labour and abuse by captains on long-haul fishing vessels that depart from Singapore or dock in Singaporean ports, and that some agencies in Singapore use deceptive tactics to recruit Filipino and Cambodian men for this work. [US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report 2017]


US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report

Latest: TIP Report 2017 Singapore (Tier 2)

Earlier reports:  2016 (Tier 2) / 2015 (Tier 2) / 2014 (Tier 2) / / 2013 (Tier 2) / 2012 (Tier 2) / 2011 (Tier 2) 2010 (Tier 2 Watch List)

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NGOs and Helplines

Police hotline: 999

Transient Works Count Too (TWC2)1 800 888 1515

Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME)1 800 797 7977 (toll free, 10 am to 6 pm), Domestic workers: 6341 5525 / Other migrant workers: 6341 5535

Migrant Workers’ Centre: +65 6536 2692 (24 hours)