There are an estimated 45.8 million known slaves in the world today across 167 countries. 

Australia is a destination nation for slaves and trafficked persons, especially for sex slaves. 

Australia is a demand nation for slaves and trafficking. 

Fighting for Justice Foundation is solution focused on preventative models of sustainable human rights advocacy steeped in evidence based research and international best practice models. 

Advocacy, Education and Outreach are the tools we use to make our vision a reality. 

You can be a part of ending trafficking in your lifetime - and it starts with how you treat others, what products and services you consume and by being self aware about your own behaviours, thoughts and attitudes! 

We acknowledge that gender based violence - beyond the reasons of poverty is the root cause that fuels slavery, trafficking and exploitation

Our Strategy is to 

PREVENT human trafficking

by

DISRUPTING it's DEMAND 

through 

DIVERSIONARY education and outreach projects. 

We do this by:

1. addressing the root cause of demand, which is gender-based violence through therapeutic and human rights lens; 

2. contribute to law reform and thought leadership on preventative legal models;

3. contribute to social reform through therapeutic human rights education projects;

4. support victim survivors through therapeutic non-adversarial justice pathways; and

5. divert perpetrators through healthy alternate pathways in the Australasia region.

Fighting for Justice Foundation recognises that the majority of the world's slaves are women and girls who experience sexual abuse, trauma and exploitation on a daily basis. 

We acknowledge that sexual servitude is the greatest form of slavery, exploitation and human trafficking in the world and in Australia. Here are their stories 

The legalisation and decriminalisation of industries that perpetuates violence against women and 'traps' them in daily abuse is incompatible with international human rights principles, and needs review.

If we are to see slavery abolished, Australia must take a stand against the exploitation of women

We acknowledge the due diligence obligations incumbent upon the State and civil society in preventing harm: especially children

Our Vision is a world where people are honoured with dignity, their rights are upheld and vulnerable women and girls are empowered and supported through therapeutic and restorative processes, and where perpetrators are supported to make healthy alternate choices - before they offend or re-offend. 

Our Values include: 

FREEDOM   -   JUSTICE    -   EXCELLENCE    -    INTEGRITY     -   COLLABORATION      

Our Objective is to disrupt demand for human trafficking, slavery, exploitation and servitude through a human right and gender equal lens, with the view of empowering both men and women to therapeutic restorative justice pathways by being the lead organisation in disrupting Australia’s demand for exploitation in our region by addressing gender based violence that fuels this human right violation through:

  1. thought leadership; 
  2. parliamentary lobbying; 
  3. advocacy for victims; 
  4. therapeutic non-adversarial supportive pathways for victim survivors;
  5. community education for perpetrators of gender based violence through our annual Demand an End to Demand workshops. More information at: www.endthedemand.com

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    Andrea Tokaji

    Andrea Tokaji is the Founder of Fighting for Justice Foundation and the founder of the Demand an End to Demand Campaigns and End Demand educational Workshops for boys and men. 

    Andrea Tokaji is an Advocate, Author and Academic. 

    Andrea Tokaji is an academic researcher (PhD) in human trafficking and slavery from an international human rights perspective. 

    Andrea Tokaji is a trained therapist and international human rights lawyer, and a thought leader in human rights, trafficking, gender equity, women’s rights, and slavery. 

    Andrea has extensive experience implementing government policy in complex portfolios, including mental health, human rights, migration and trafficking from high level strategic leadership positions in both Australia’s Government and through leading United Nations projects.

    With two decades of experience working with vulnerable communities, Andrea has delivered educational seminars, academic presentations at national and international conferences since 2005 , and has more recently delivered legal training for a range of stakeholders. 

    Andrea is a thought leader on human rights matters and brings a holistic approach to her work, within a strong gender equity framework.

    Andrea is passionate about providing restorative justice alternate therapeutic pathways to both victim survivors of gender based and sexual crimes, and to prevent harm. 

    Since 2009, Andrea has advocated for the prevention of trafficking by disrupting demand for this horrific international human rights crime that predominantly objectifies, commodifies and exploits vulnerable women and children – by looking at international best practice models as a solution focus in the Australasia region.

    Andrea combines her life experience as a refugee child, professional academic studies and experiences to be an advocate for justice and lobbyist for trafficked and displaced persons in the Australasia region, with a holistic approach, a strong human rights and gender equity framework

    Contact us if you would like Andrea Tokaji to speak at your Conference/event.

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    Press Release: Men-led Pledge Campaign

    March 08, 2017
    Contact: Andrea Tokaji

    Across the Country, UN Women have organised fantastic lunches, dinners and functions we hope you can be a part of.

    These annual functions are a great reminder of how far we have come in relation to the fight for women's rights. But there is still plenty of work to do. This InternationalWomen's Day, Fighting for Justice Foundation is calling for men to take a stand against the exploitation of women and girls in the sex industry by participating in our “Prostitution, I don’t buy it” men-led campaign.

    The harsh reality is that nearly all buyers of sex are men. And unfortunately, the demand for prostituted persons leads to a demand for trafficked persons. We are calling for men to champion a change in the social norm that says it is okay to buy and sell people.

    Fighting for Justice Foundation wants to empower men to make positive and healthy choices. We honour the men who are part of this campaign because they have decided not to look back, but to look forward to a future where the commodification of flesh no longer exists.

    As an international human rights advocate, the Founding Director of Fighting for Justice Foundation and a PhD researcher on gender-based violence, I strongly believe that we cannot curb the prevalence of gender-based violence without addressing the exploitation of women and girls through the legalised renting of their bodies.

    The link between the legalisation of prostitution and the demand for trafficked and vulnerable persons has been recognised in over 7 countries. They recognise that the exchange of money for sex is violence against women on a human rights and gender equality platform, with the implementation of a model that criminalises demand - referred to as the Nordic Model.

    The truth is, we will never address gender-based violence in our community if we continue to allow women and girls to be bought and sold in our communities.

    Rachel Moran is a survivor of the trade-off between prostitution and poverty. She refers to this modern-day phenomena as the 'paid abuse of women'. Rachel sees the legalisation of prostitution as legitimising 'the sexual subordination of women in society, making both the immediate goal of women's liberation and the end goal of gender equality twin impossibilities.' (Norma & Tankard-Reist, 2016)

    International human rights law also recognises forced prostitution as violence against women, noting that legislation should take all measures to suppress all forms of exploitation of prostitution of women.

    In Article 2 of the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, ‘violence against women’ is understood to include the trafficking in women and forced prostitution. Article 6 of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women states: “Governments shall take all appropriate measures, including legislation, to suppress all forms of traffic in women and exploitation of prostitution of women”.

    Rachel Moran puts it in these terms: 'If sex is just a service, then rape is just theft', noting that she feels that 'there has perhaps never been an ideological framework in history that so thoroughly condones and emboldens the practice of oppression by the oppressed'.

    So, how many Aussie blokes have ever paid for sex? Surprisingly, nearly one in six men have paid for sex in their lifetime.

    Men who pay for sex are average blokes: professionals, full-time workers and managers - those with significant others, and those in long-term committed relationships.

    Evidence to suggests that men who buy sex from women often recognise that the women themselves do not want to be there, and their own choices and behaviours in becoming 'Johns' troubles them. (Flood,2009)  

    The great news is, that we can all be a part of curbing the demand for the commodity of flesh!

    Fighting for Justice Foundation is calling for men and boys to take a stand against prostitution today - International Women's Day 2017.

    We want to see change, right here in Australia. We demand that State and Territory jurisdictions change the laws that make exploitation and slavery a possibility in our nation.

    Your voice in this petition can make that change. 

    Find the Pledge Campaign here

    Check out our write-up in the Tasmanian Times

     

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