Human Trafficking and Sex Exploitation

Women and girls are more commonly trafficked into the sex industry, however the trafficking of boys or men for sexual exploitation is largely under-reported. This is due to a combination of reasons including the more hidden nature of male prostitution; cultural and gendered stereotypes that do not consider it possible for men to be sexually exploited and inadequate legal systems and reporting frameworks that may not identify victims correctly. In many cases, girls and women who think they are going to work as domestic help or in restaurants, bars and karaoke venues, are tricked or forced into sex work. People may also choose to work in the sex industry but end up in an exploitative situation that they did not agree to. Many people who travel to find work or to study are tricked into the industry. This is often because they are culturally isolated and are not fully aware of their rights, so they become more vulnerable to exploitation.

Sex trafficking can occur in every country in the world. People who have limited access to protection, education or opportunities to make money are more vulnerable to being exploited. Many victims are found in countries where there is a large pool of unskilled labour and the labour protection system is weak. However, victims are also found in developed countries – many of who are migrants who may have travelled to pursue work or education opportunities and have been tricked or forced into exploitative situations. It is impossible to accurately assess how many people are victims of sex trafficking worldwide. It is a hidden crime and even if victims have the opportunity to report the abuses, in many cases, they will not do so out of fear of their traffickers or cultural shame. Frontline law enforcement authorities are also not always trained in identifying potential victims. For example, in a country where prostitution is illegal, people may be considered guilty of being sex workers, rather than as victims of trafficking. Trafficking for sexual exploitation turns individuals into commodities which dehumanises them. It occurs partially due to the demand for prostitution and other forms of commercial sexual practices that traffickers seek to supply. In certain cultures virginity is highly prized and ignorance and myths about HIV and AIDS transmission and cures have contributed to the demand for sex with young girls. Gender inequality contributes to high numbers of women being trafficked into the sex industry.

As sex trafficking is often a transnational crime, governments and organisations working across national boundaries, such as the United Nations and World Vision, must work together throughout the trafficking cycle. This includes collaboration to prevent potentially vulnerable individuals from becoming exploited; training law enforcement and other officials to identify and protect victims; prosecuting traffickers and their accomplices; securing justice for victims; and playing an active part in a global movement for the promotion and protection of human rights, especially for children.

Belarusia Free Visa for Indonesia Citizen

In the last 2 years, the government’s policy that states will provide free visas to hundreds of countries reap the pros and cons. President jokowi created this policy to increase foreign exchange through the tourism sector. He believes with this policy, then the tourists from abroad will come to vacation in Indonesia.

Two-year rule of President Jokowi, many tourism programs do. Visa-free policy is considered effective to add foreign tourists. Related to the performance of tourism, the spotlight is visa-free policy and Tourism Special Economic Zone. With visa-free policy for the tourists from 169 countries are already under way, there was an increase of 5-20 percent of foreign tourists visit.

Now, this policy has been given to 169 countries. Not only Indonesia who have imposed this policy, but there are some countries that also make this policy, as countries as Malaysia, Singapore and others.

This policy should have the principle of “reciprocity”, which is where this principle states that the principle of reciprocity from countries that Indonesia provide visa-free. But in reality, not all of the 169 countries who provide free visas to Indonesia.

Starting next month, certainly February 12 2017 this Indonesian citizens can enjoy visa-free facilities, an Indonesian citizen who visited Belarus, can come into the country without a visa This was conveyed by Indonesian ambassador to Belarus Vladimir Lopato-Zagorsky.

the decision to grant visa-free facility is provided by the government of Belarus after the approach taken by the Indonesian government three years ago, but government of Belarus just give 5 days The Government of Belarus has so far only provide visa-free facility for only five days. Why is that?.

Because Belarus is not a big country. Most tourists only stay in Belarus for 3-5 days. Two days in Minsk and the rest out of the city. Belarus is quite unique position in Eastern Europe allows the tourists, including from Indonesia could travel to some countries in europe.

Germany, welcoming migrants

Germany can sustain up to 500,000 or more new asylum-seeker every year, as we know that the people from war-torn countries across the Middle East and Africa are making their way to Europe to chase the promise of a better life. While Germany accepts many asylum-seeker, not every country would do the same. There are pros and cons on welcoming refugees to the country. The government welcomes the refugees but some anti-immigration groups argue that they are a drain on a country’s economy, as they seek to avail themselves of government services before contributing to the state themselves. Here are two benefits why Germany is welcoming migrants with open arms, first the economy growth of the country, second the amount of human resources.

First, the economy growth. The 6.6 million people living in Germany with foreign passports paid $4,127 more in taxes and social security on average than they took in social benefits in 2012–generating a surplus of 22 billion euros that year, according to one report. German officials are hopeful that, in the long run, this new flood of refugees could result in a similar economic gain. German Labour minister, Andrea Nahles, admitted that Germany will profit from this too, because Germany need immigrants.

Second, the amount of human resources. Whether or not this new wave of migrants helps or hinders Germany’s economy depends heavily on the skillsets they bring. Many of Germany’s current working foreigners are high-skilled workers from other European countries like Greece. In contrast, the migrants flooding into Germany right now may not be as well-trained. That means German policymakers have to do a very good job of taking unskilled workers and incorporating them into the German labour force in a way that makes sense for long-term growth, whether that’s by making them to take low-skilled jobs or training them to do higher-level work.

In Conclusion, As we know that the people from war-torn countries across the Middle East and Africa are making their way to Europe to chase the promise of a better life. The benefits of why Germany is welcoming migrants with open arms are for the economy and human resources they need. By welcoming the migrants, Germany hopes they could do better on their economy instead having migrants being a drain on a country’s economy. Also, the amount of human resources that come could be a cheap paid-workers, they need jobs to stay alive, with great skills. The German economy needs to attract 1.5 million skilled migrants to stabilize the state pension system as more Germans retire. That’s why they take low-skilled jobs or training them to do higher-level work as the solution of German retire.

It’s Not Over

by Rendani Chevin F (NRT: 869)

My tears run down like razorblades and no
I’m not the one to blame: it’s you or is it me?
And all the words we never say come out.
And now we are all ashamed.
And there is no sense.
In playing games, when you’ve done all you can do.

But now it’s over, it’s over. Why is it over?
We had the chance to make it.
Now it’s over, It’s over. It can’t be over.
I wish that I could take it back, but it’s over.

I lose myself in all these fights
I lose my sense of wrong and right.
I cry, I cry.
I’m shaking from the pain that’s in my head.
I just want to crawl into my bed and throw away the life I’d led.
But I won’t let it die. But I won’t let it die.

But it’s over, it’s over. Why is it over?
We had the chance to make it.
Now it’s over. It’s over. It can’t be over.
I wish that I could take it back.

I’m falling apart, I’m falling apart.
Don’t say this wont last forever.
You’re breaking my heart, you’re breaking my heart.
Don’t tell me that we will never be together.
We could be over and over.
We could be forever.


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Probably not a few people, even though immigration officials were familiar with the term area of immigration, except those which have travel abroad or those who served in the immigration check. Area immigration is an area where the function of immigration, especially related to traffic checks out of people in the country do. Arrangements regarding the area of immigration set in Part Five, Article 22 of Law No. 6 Year 2011 on Immigration. Article 22 paragraph (1) states that: “Every place Immigration Check set a specific area to conduct immigration checks were called to the area of immigration.

Immigration area is a reflection of the immigration service quality standards in a country. For foreigners who come into a country, then the area was first discovered area of immigration. So it is not excessive if, immigration area is referred to as an area authority of the country concerned. So that is the reason we choose immigration checkpoints as our topic to discuss.

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ilegal imigrant52 illegal immigrants from Afghanistan, Iran, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan separated from immigration detention, Kalideres on Sunday, October 10, 2015 in the morning. This adds to the series of problems related to illegal immigration at the same time the data confirms the increasing cases of illegal immigrants in Indonesia which had been presented the Directorate General of Immigration of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (DGI Kemenhukham) in early August (03/08/2015) then. This fact be a paradox if confronted with immigration that the drafting process is entering the end of the discussion in the Parliament. DGI will be the only authorized institution in terms of the handling of immigrants. Therefore, although the discussion of ‘flash’ between the Parliament and the Government have done (23-25 / 7/2015), but Panitia Kerja (Panja) of Commission III of the House of Representatives presumably still need to take the opportunity to correct the bill again at the next opportunity , This correction needs to be taken so that there is a political attitude towards immigrants is not ego-oriented sectoral and national interests based on two construction namely, the logic of law and implementation of law.
Illegal immigration is the migration of people across national borders in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country. Some countries have millions of illegal immigrants. Immigration, including illegal immigration, is overwhelmingly upward, from a poorer to a richer country. However, it is also noted that illegal immigrants tend not to be the poorest within their populations.
When potential immigrants believe that the chances/benefits of successfully migrating are greater than the risks/costs, illegal immigration becomes an option. The benefits taken into account include not only expected improvements in income and living conditions, but also expectations in relation to potential future residential permits, where illegal immigrants are given a path to naturalization or citizenship. The costs may include restrictions on living as an illegal immigrant in the destination country, leaving family and ways of life behind, the experience of visible or verbal disdain by native-born residents in the host country, and the probability of being detained and resulting sanctions.

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Immigration terminology

Immigration Terminology
Surat Perjalanan Republik Indonesia (SPRI) = RI Passport
Darinsuk (Pendaratan Izin masuk) = Landing Inspection and Permission
Pelayanan Visa di atas alat angkut udara = Immigration on Board (IOB)
VITAS (Visa Izin Tinggal Terbatas) = Admission
VKSK (Visa Kunjungan Saat Kedatangan = Visa on Arrival (VOA)
BVKS (Bebas Visa Kunjungan Singkat) = Short Visit Pass
Izin Singgah = Visit/ Transit
Paspor Dinas = Service Passport
Paspor Diplomatik = Diplomatic Passport
Permanen Residen = Permanent Resident
Visa Diplomatik = Diplomatic Visa
Dinas = Service Visa
Izin SInggah/ Visa singgah = Transit Visa
Dokumen Imigrasi = Immigration Document
Izin Berangkat / Keluar = Exit Permit
Pengawasan Perbatasan = Border Control
Lintas Batas Darat = Land Border Pass
Rumah Detensi Imigrasi = Detention House
Pengawasan dan Penindakan = Immigration of Supervision and Enforcement
KITAS (Kartu Izin Tinggal Sementara) = Temporary Stay Permit Card
KITAP (Kartu Izin Tinggal Tetap) = Permanent Stay Permit Card
Buku Pengawasan Orang Asing (POA) = Immigration Control Book
Daftar Cekal = Alert List
Kantor Imigrasi = Immigration Office
Tempat Pemeriksaan Imigrasi = Immigration Checkpoint
Surat Perjalanan Laksana Paspor (SPLP) = Travel Document In Lieu of Passport
Penjamin = Sponsor/ Guarantor
Penangkalan = Detterence
Pejabat Imigrasi = Immigration Officer
Tanda Masuk = Entry Mark
Tanda Keluar = Exit Mark
Pencegahan = Prevention
Perdagangan Manusia = Human Trafficking
Penyelundupan Manusia = People Smuggling
Tindakan Administrative Keimigrasian = Immigration Administrative Compliance
Ruang Detensi Imigrasi = Immigration Detention Room
Deteni/Tahanan = Detainee
Imigran gelap = Illegal Migrant
Deportasi = Deportation
Kelahiran di Luar Nikah = Minor’s Birth
Pengawasan Keimigrasian = Immigration Supervision
Pemeriksaan Keimigrasian = Immigration Examination of person
Alih Status = Conversion of Status
Izin Masuk Kembali = Re-entry Permit
Perkawinan campur = mixed marriage
Bebas Visa = Visa Exemption
Dokumen Palsu = Document Fraud
Paspor/Visa Palsu = False Passport, Forged Visa/Passport
Pemalsuan Document = Document Forgery

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Immigration Offices in Indonesia

  1. Provinsi Aceh

  1. Kantor Imigrasi Kelas I

      Jl. Tengku M. Daud Beureuh No. 82 Banda Aceh
      Telp.(0651)- 26063, 25212
      Faks.(0651)-23784, 31316 (WARTEL)

  2. Kantor Imigrasi Kelas II

    1. LANGSA
      Jl. Jend. A. Yani No. 2A Langsa Aceh Timur 24411

      Jl. Pelabuhan No. 5 Puenteut Lhokseumawe 24315


    4. SABANG
      Jl. Teuku Umar No. 10 Sabang 23511

  3. Kantor Imigrasi Kelas III TAKENGON

  1. Provinsi Bali

  1. Kantor Imigrasi Kelas I Khusus

      Telp.(0361)-9351038/(0361)935 7011 (Kantor), 8430870 (Customer Care), 081237654205 (SMS Gateway), 764993(Bandara)
      HP.08176572757 (Info Layanan Paspor), 081805221485 (Info Layanan Izin Tinggal)

  2. Kantor Imigrasi Kelas I

      Telp.(0361)-227828, 231149, 265030

  3. Kantor Imigrasi Kelas II

      Jl. Seririt Singaraja Pemaron Singaraja Bali 81151

  1. Provinsi Bangka Belitung

  1. Kantor Imigrasi Kelas I

      Telp.(0717)-424700; 421774

  2. Kantor Imigrasi Kelas II

      Jl. Jend. Sudirman Km. 6,5 Tg. Pandan 33413
      Faks.(0719)-21814, 22688

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