Training Singapore’s Indonesian Family Network on civil claims for migrant workers

Caseworkers from the Indonesia Family Network (IFN), a subsidiary of Transient Workers Count Too (“TWC2”), assist domestic workers who run into problems during their employment in Singapore. Many are domestic workers themselves, and with many years of experience in worker support. JWB’s Executive Director Douglas MacLean and the heads of JWB’s Singapore and Indonesia offices…

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Calling for Applications for Spring and Summer Legal Fellowships 2018

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS JWB Spring and Summer Legal Fellowships 2018 Justice Without Borders (JWB) is accepting applications for the Spring Semester and Summer Legal Fellowship programmes in its Singapore office. Fellows will engage in legal projects on behalf of victims of labour exploitation and human trafficking, covering Singapore and other countries in the region. As…

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JWB Helps HOME’s Indonesian Caseworkers Learn How to Take Action on Civil Claims

HOME’s Indonesian caseworkers meet every Sunday to run a helpdesk that serves workers in their own language. Including both volunteers and some current domestic workers, the helpdesk staff are a key source of support and advice for domestic workers who run into problems in Singapore. They are thus well-placed to guide workers on potential civil…

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VICTORY FOR RITA: 5 YEAR OLD WAGES OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED

Five years after her employer withheld all but a small fraction of her salary, our new client Rita* has just become an official creditor against her employer. Rita came from Indonesia to work in Singapore in 2010, returning home in 2012. When she left Singapore, Rita was owed an amount worth several years of salary…

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JWB Meets Front-Line Medical Social Workers at NUH

Justice Without Borders recently met with medical social workers from National University Hospital (NUH), to share JWB’s work, and how they can contribute to identifying victims’ civil compensation claims in cases involving migrant workers. About 30 medical social workers joined the session, and they raised fresh perspectives on issues relating to migrant workers. How Medical…

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Training HOME’s Filipino Caseworkers on Evidence Collection and Civil Claims

Justice Without Borders recently led HOME’s Filipino caseworkers on good practices in evidence collection and identifying and handling victims’ civil compensation claims. The caseworkers are veterans in the field, with more than 10 years of work experience in Singapore. They constitute part of the critical front-line in access to just compensation. HOME (Humanitarian Organization for…

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Delivering Know-How to the Frontlines: JWB Training with Hagar

Hagar International’s Singapore branch is on the frontlines of support for victims of exploitation and human trafficking. Working to help victims return home and recover, they are perfectly positioned to identify victims’ claims for just compensation against their abusers, and help preserve the evidence before they go home. Justice Without Borders (“JWB”) recently shared its…

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Spotlight: Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia (SBMI) Partner Profile

We are pleased to introduce one of our key frontline NGO partners – the Jakarta-headquartered Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia (Indonesian Migrant Workers Union or “SBMI”). SBMI is operated by former, present or aspiring Indonesian migrant workers and their families. The organization aims to bolster the welfare and rights of Indonesian migrant workers through advocacy work,…

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