Our Purpose is to prevent human trafficking before it begins by disrupting the demand for human trafficking by addressing its root cause - gender based violence through social and legislative reform, and divert it's perpetrators through healthy alternate pathways in the Australasia region.

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

Fighting for Justice Foundation is solution focused on preventative models of sustainable human rights advocacy. 

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 not all women in the adult industries wish to be there, and that they need to be offered a supportive way out. We understand that the legalisation and decriminalisation of such industries perpetuates violence against women and 'traps' them in an industry they do not wish to be in. Here are their stories:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFUal3WO_h0 

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. 

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. cognitive behavioural supportive pathways for perpetrators of gender based violence; and 
  5. community education through our annual Demand an End to Demand men-led pledge campaigns. 

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    Andrea Tokaji

    Andrea Tokaji is the Founder of Fighting for Justice Foundation.

    Andrea Tokaji is an Advocate, Author and Academic. 

    Andrea Tokaji is a PhD Candidate and a thought leader in human rights, human trafficking, gender equality, women’s and children’s rights.

    Andrea is passionate about therapeutic restorative justice alternatives and providing healthy pathways for both victim survivors of gender based and sexual crimes, and healthy restorative pathways to their perpetrators. 

    Andrea combines her life experience as a refugee child, work as a therapist, experience in politics, as a trained international human rights lawyer, and implementing government policy in complex portfolios of mental health, human rights, migration and trafficking from a high level strategic leadership level in both Australia’s Government and the United Nations

    Since 2009, Andrea has advocated for the disruption of trafficking by curbing the demand for this horrific international human rights crime that objectifies, commodifies and exploits vulnerable women and children – by looking at the Nordic Model as an international best practice model to implement in the Australasia region.

    Andrea's passion for justice from a personal and professional perspective has led her to advocate and lobby for trafficked and displaced persons in the Australasia region, with a holistic approach, a strong human rights and gender equal framework.

    Andrea has been delivering educational seminars, training to organisations and speaking at national and international conferences since 2005Contact 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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