This factsheet examines the community response to human trafficking, including how Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) respond to human trafficking.
NGOs play a vital role in identifying and supporting people who have been trafficked, as well as raising community awareness of all forms of trafficking in Australia.
Sydney Trafficking Response Network
Anti-Slavery Australia convenes the Sydney Trafficking Response Network to bring together communities agencies to share resources, consider policy development and develop best practices. Twice yearly the Sydney Trafficking Response Network meets with representative of government agencies to consult about anti-trafficking initiatives and developments.
What is the National Roundtable on People Trafficking?
The National Roundtable on People Trafficking (NRPT) was convened in June 2008to strengthen Australia’s response to people trafficking through a partnership between the Commonwealth Government and NGOs. The NRPT will seek to prevent trafficking, protect victims and prosecute offenders.
Guidelines for NGOs working with trafficked people
The NRPT also established a working group of NGOs and government agencies produced NGO Guidelines for Working with Trafficked People and the first multi-lingual fact sheets for trafficked people.