WHERE WE WORK
Australia is primarily a destination country for modern slavery.
Human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Australia. Traffickers primarily exploit women and girls in sex trafficking and women and men in forced labor. Traffickers exploit a small number of children, primarily teenage Australian and foreign girls, in sex trafficking within the country. Some women from Asia and, to a lesser extent, Eastern Europe and Africa migrate to Australia to work legally or illegally in a number of sectors, including commercial sex. After their arrival, traffickers compel some of these women to enter or remain in prostitution in both legal and illegal brothels, as well as massage parlors and private apartments.
Our work in Australia takes a multistream
approach to prevention. Through education in schools, workplaces, online and in at risk communities, we work to raise awareness of the many forms of modern slavery and human trafficking that exists in Australia.
We also partner with established programs, institutions, government agencies and NGO organisations to connect victims with relevant support services. We work with victims to improve their
knowledge and access to education and employment pathways including transitional employment and enterprise development opportunities.
Nigeria is a source, transit, and destination country for women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking, and a source country for men subjected to forced labor. In 2015, a foreign government reported that with the exception of internal trafficking within the EU, Nigerian nationals are the most common trafficking victims in the EU.
Our work in Nigeria takes a whole of system approach to prevention and empowerment.
Through partnerships with government and NGO organisations on the ground, we work with survivors and young people at risk of human trafficking to gain critical skills and access to reduce their vulnerability. We also partner with community organisations and influencers to raise awareness, change social norms and strengthen institutional capacity.
Cameroon is a source, transit, and destination country for women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking and a source country for men in forced labor. Child traffickers often use the promise of education or a better life in the city to convince rural parents to give their children over to an intermediary, who then exploits the children in sex trafficking or forced labor.
Our work in Cameroon takes a grassroots level approach with a focus on prevention and protection of vulnerable women and children including internally displaced persons.
We work with the Survivors Network in Cameroon to empower women, children and community groups critical skills, strategies and resources to reduce their vulnerability. We use community advocates to influence social norms, raise awareness, and build community capacity.