Our Purpose is to stop 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 in the Australasia region.
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 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.
We Purpose to be 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:
- thought leadership;
- parliamentary lobbying;
- advocacy for victims;
- cognitive behavioural supportive pathways for perpetrators of gender based violence; and
- community education through our annual Demand an End to Demand men-led pledge campaigns.
Modern Day slavery victimises the most vulnerable, and there are more slaves today than there have been ever before in history.
There are currently 48 million known slaves in the world, and 85% of them are women and children.
According to UNICEF; every year, 2 million children are trafficked, enslaved, sold and exploited.
78% of the world’s slaves are in the Australasia region - right here - in our region!
As a developed country in a developing region, Australia has a responsibility to ensure we are part of the solution - and not part of the problem.
That means, Australia has a great responsibility to be a human right compliant leader in our nation that seeks to curb the demand for trafficked persons in the context of the prevalence of gender-based and sexual violence.
Gender-based violence and exploitation in the sex industry is a serious problem. In fact, it is gender-based and sexual violence social norms that lead to the normalisation of the commodification of flesh. This includes the renting of women’s and children’s bodies for sex.
If these women are there as a result of force, coercion, deception, fraud, bondage, slavery or other forms of violent control and bondage, the exchange of money for rape is their reality.
Fighting for Justice Foundation is solution focused on preventative models of sustainable human rights advocacy.
In acknowledging that the majority of the 45.8 million (GSI) known slaves in the world today are women and children, and that most of these slaves are in brothels across the world - including Australia - brothels, particularly when legalised or decriminalised models of prostitution perpetuate slavery, exploitation, trafficking; lead to the normalisation of gender based and sexual violence in these communities.
The work of Fighting for Justice Foundation is steeped in thought leadership, academic research and strategic political and lobbying responses to the prolific international crime of human trafficking and the gravest human right violation in our time - the exploitation and slavery of predominately women and girls - driven by demand and greed and fuelled by gender based violence, criminality, corruption and fraud.
Through thought leadership, Fighting for Justice Foundation has identified, beyond economic, political, social or religious/ideological reasons the driving factor for the prevalence of demand as being gender based violence, although all of these factors play a large role in contributing to the ongoing prevalence of demand in both developed as well as developing communities, which in turn perpetuates violence against the vulnerable, gives rise to criminality, corruption and greed.
Our Solution therefore is to disrupt and curb the socially normalised behaviours of gender based and sexual violence in cooperation with Goals 5, 8, 10, 16 and 17 of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Declaration of the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Trafficking Protocol, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, recognising that all persons have intrinsic value, dignity and worth, and cannot therefore be bought and sold, or their bodies cannot be rented - no matter the price.
Goal 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals states: “take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms” and is our underlining target in partnership with the International Labor Organisation and the Walk Free Foundation, as a lead advocacy, lobbying, research and thought leader in providing preventative solutions to the gravest human rights disaster in our world today.
Fighting for Justice Foundation seeks to bring practical, legal, policy, therapeutic, jurisprudential preventative solutions to the human right violations of gender based violence, exploitation, slavery, servitude and human trafficking in collaboration with like-minded partners.