Monday, 13 May 2013


In recent months, persons unknown have tried to set up a fake scenario of child trafficking in Papua New Guinea.

Some months ago, there was a report of children being used to direct traffic, work in mines, chop wood and shift furniture. It sounds a little trumped up. Please click:

Apr 24, 2012 – FAMILY POSITIVE LIVING - AIDS HOLISTICS. faith, hope, peace,
love, truth, ... There are no mines in which to employ children. Nor are there ...

Now we read a report of forced labour, trafficking and sex exploitation rife in PNG, recently posted on Jacksons blog and purportedly written by Thin Lei Win of Trustlaw. On checking out Trustlaw on Google, we found the following:

The latest from TrustLaw (@trust_law). TrustLaw from the Thomson Reuters
Foundation provides free legal assistance for NGOs and social entrepeneurs plus ...

The report quoted from International Organization for Migration and PNG Department of Justice and Attorney General. On checking the first organization on Google,  we found......nothing.

There is an organization called IOM but a check of their archives reveals no mention of child trafficking in Papua New Guinea. Someone may be playing tricks. Please read:

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading
inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely ...

Apr 8, 2013 – Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG ATTITUDE ... prevalent form of
trafficking in PNG, followed by labour, domestic servitude and child trafficking.

There may be confusion between child labour and children helping parents in the village. There is child trafficking but there has to be more specific evidence.

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