1) Successful Repatriation of Sex Trafficking Victim
CAMSA Malaysia was able to facilitate the rescue of a 19 year old Vietnamese female. After facilitating her rescue, we continued to work with the victim in the shelter, and worked closely with police and the prosecutor during the court proceedings. CAMSA Malaysia is happy to report that a safe repatriation for the victim has been obtained. CAMSA Malaysia will continue working to ensure her safety and well-being going forward.
2) Continuation with Case Management
CAMSA Malaysia continues working with four Vietnamese victims in the government run human trafficking shelter. There have been delays in the victim’s court hearings, which has led the women to be deeply depressed. To address these issues, CAMSA Malaysia has secured a meeting with law enforcement officials and the Ministry of Women to address these setbacks and necessary improvements to case coordination. We worked with our partners at Chab Dai, an NGO working to address human trafficking and exploitation through coalition building, advocacy and research. They joined us in the shelter so that we can provide case management to the Cambodian victims of human trafficking.
CAMSA Malaysia began ESL classes with the women, as a result of their expressed interest. These classes will continue on a weekly basis.
3) NGO Run Shelter
CAMSA Malaysia, together with the Malaysian Council for Child Welfare and National Council for Women’s Organization, submitted a project paper for the establishment of a NGO run shelter for victims of trafficking funded by the Malaysian Government. This initiative is another first in the Malaysian Government’s efforts to provide increased care and protection for victims of trafficking through working with its NGO counterparts sitting in the Council for Anti-Trafficking in Persons. It is eagerly anticipated that the funding may be approved by October 2013.
4) Legal Clinic
CAMSA Malaysia began discussions with Taylor’s University in Malaysia to develop a legal clinic for its undergraduate students to interview and provide advice to migrants and at risk individuals of human trafficking under the supervision of a managing solicitor.