Our vision is to see a world where the dignity and equality of all women and children is upheld.
A world free from human trafficking, gender-based violence and the commodification of flesh.
Human trafficking is a greater issue now than ever before.
There are currently 48 million known slaves in the world. 85% of those 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. 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 in being 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 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.