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Type of document: News
Topic: Actions/initiatives/projects
Geographic descriptors: Viet Nam
Language: English
Source: www.vnagency.com.vn/NewsA.asp?LANGUAGE_ID=2&CATEGORY_ID=33&NEWS_ID=203584
Date of publication: 19 June 2006
Long Abstract: Microsoft helps six Asian nations combat human trafficking

06/16/2006 -- 11:12(GMT+7

Bangkok (VNA) – The Microsoft Corporation has released grants worth more than 1 million USD to Thailand and five other Asian countries to deal with human trafficking by providing computer skills, local media reported.

The Bangkok Post newspaper reported that the grants were distributed to NGOs working in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore, as well as Thailand.

"We believe that technology can help reduce part of Asia's human trafficking tragedy," Lori Forman, Microsoft Asia's community affairs director was quoted as saying.

The programme, called the "Unlimited Potential," helps human trafficking victims and those vulnerable to offers of money from traffickers who would sell them into forced labour or sexual slavery to gain computer skills needed to get jobs.

Microsoft is contributing a total of 9.2 million USD this year to help Asian countries battle human trafficking, cyber crimes, child exploitation, and improve computer skills for better chances of employment, Forman added.-Enditem


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