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Australian

Advocacy organisations for trafficked and other vulnerable people

    • Anti-Slavery Australia is a non-government organisation that is dedicated to promoting the rights of trafficked and enslaved people by providing free legal services to trafficked people and conducting research and development in the areas of trafficking and slavery: www.antislavery.org.au
    • Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH), an organisation which represents 8000 women and men who belong to religious orders and who are passionate about eliminating trafficking and slavery in Australia: http://www.acrath.org.au/
    • Fairwear Campaign, a coalition of churches, community organisations and unions which addresses the gross exploitation of workers who make clothing at home in our Australian community: http://www.fairwear.org.au/
    • Immigrant Women’s Speakout, a peak advocacy, information/referral and research body which represents the ideas and issues of immigrant and refugee women in NSW: http://www.speakout.org.au/
    • Project Respect, non-profit community-based organisation that aims to empower and support women in the sex industry including women trafficked to Australia: http://projectrespect.org.au/our_work/trafficking
    • Scarlet Alliance, an Australian sex workers organisation, towards sex worker rights (legal, health, industrial, civil) and uses health promotion approaches to achieve this: http://www.scarletalliance.org.au/issues/migrant-workers/
    • Stop the Traffik, a global coalition to exposing people trafficking, leading governments to action and unlocking freedom: http://www.stopthetraffik.org/australia

Support services for trafficked and other vulnerable people

Australian Branches within International Human Rights Organisations

  • Amnesty International Australia, Australian branch of worldwide movement of people campaigning to protect human rights: http://www.amnesty.org.au/
  • Human Rights Watch, an independent organisation dedicated to defending and protecting human rights: http://www.hrw.org/asia/australia
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), a development agency working closely with children, women and communities as well as governments, other UN agencies, faith-based groups, non-government organisations and the private sector on behalf of all children without regard to race, creed or religion: http://www.unicef.com.au/
  • UN Women National Committee Australia (UN Women) promotes gender equality and fights violence against women: https://unwomen.org.au/
  • World Vision, an overseas humanitarian organisation that implements emergency relief and long-term community development projects: http://www.worldvision.com.au/

Australian Government Departments and Agencies

Australian Unions

Australian Universities and Research Institutions Resources

  • Anti-Slavery Australia is a non-government organisation that is dedicated to promoting the rights of trafficked and enslaved people by providing free legal services to trafficked people and conducting research and development in the areas of trafficking and slavery: www.antislavery.org.au
  • Australian Institute of Criminology, a national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice which produces research on trafficked people in Australia: http://www.aic.gov.au/crime_types/transnational/humantrafficking.aspx
  • University of Queensland Human Trafficking Working Group, a project providing research on trafficking in persons: http://www.law.uq.edu.au/humantrafficking
  • Good Shepherd Social Justice Network, an organisation made up of Good Shepherd Sisters, agencies and individuals who share Good Shepherd values, especially the desire for justice in life. Its Trafficking in Persons Clearinghouse website has information on global problem of trafficking in persons: http://www.goodshepherd.com.au/
  • No Trafficking – online resource centre for United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP): http://www.no-trafficking.org/

 

International

International Unions

International agencies

  • Human Trafficking.org, a web resource for combating human trafficking http://www.humantrafficking.org/
  • Child Wise, an international child protection charity working to protect children from abuse: http://www.childwise.net/
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM), inter-governmental organisation that provides humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people: http://www.iom.int/jahia/jsp/index.jsp
  • UN Women promotes gender equality and fights violence against women; https://unwomen.org.au/
  • United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT), a multi-stakeholder initiative providing global access to expertise, knowledge and innovative partnerships to combat human trafficking: http://www.ungift.org/
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an impartial, non-political humanitarian organisation mandated by the United Nations to lead and co-ordinate international action for the world-wide protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems: http://www.unhcr.org.au/index.shtml
  • United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, a United Nations entity mandated to assist intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations in formulating and implementing improved policies in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice: http://www.unicri.it/
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), an agency part of the United Nations that promotes coordinated, comprehensive response to the interrelated issues of illicit trafficking in and abuse of drugs, crime prevention and criminal justice, international terrorism, and corruption: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/index.html?ref=menuside

 

Organisations outside of Australia

Asia

  • AFESIP (Acting for Women in Distressing Situations), a non-governmental, non-partisan, and non-religious organisation established at the grass-root level in Cambodia that cares for those victimized by trafficking and sex slavery: http://www.afesip.org/
  • The Australia-Asia Program to Combat Trafficking in Persons (AAPTIP) is a five year project to reduce the incentives and opportunities for trafficking of persons in the ASEAN region; http://www.aaptip.org/
  • Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), Alliance of more than 90 non-governmental organisations from all regions of the world. The GAATW International Secretariat is based in Bangkok, Thailand, and coordinates the activities of the Alliance, collects and disseminates information, and advocates on behalf of the Alliance at regional and international level: http://www.gaatw.org/
  • International Labour Organization Mekong Sub-regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women, a project working to Prevent Human Trafficking and Labour Exploitation: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/asro/bangkok/child/trafficking/index.htm
  • Japan Network Against Trafficking in Persons, Japan, an organisation whose primary objective is to formulate effective laws concerning the prevention of trafficking in persons, victim relief and the punishment of perpetrators: http://jnatip.blogspot.com/2008/01/about-jnatip.html
  • The Foundation for Women, Thailand, a non-governmental organization providing services to women and based in Bangkok, Thailand: http://www.womenthai.org/eng/
  • United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP), a project to facilitate a stronger and more coordinated response to human trafficking, in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS): http://www.no-trafficking.org/how.html
  • Visayan Forum, Phillipines, a non-profit, non-stock and tax-exempt non-government organisation in the Philippines to provide residential care and community-based programs and services for women and children in especially difficult circumstances: http://www.visayanforum.org/portal/

South America

North America

Europe

  • Anti-Slavery International, United Kingdom, an organisation that works at local, national and international levels to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world: http://antislavery.org/english/
  • Ban Ying, Germany, a counselling and coordination centre against trafficking in persons: http://www.ban-ying.de/
  • Comité Contre L’Esclavage Moderne (Committee Against Modern Slavery): http://www.esclavagemoderne.org/
  • Council of Europe Action against trafficking in humans: http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/trafficking/default_en.asp
  • International Catholic Migration Commission, Switzerland, an international organization that serves and protects the needs of uprooted people, refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants, with operations in 30 countries of the world: http://www.icmc.net/
  • La Strada Foundation, a non-governmental women's organization that seeks to prevent and combat the traffic of women in Poland:http://lastradainternational.org/
  • National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings, The Netherlands, works independently and reports to the Dutch government on the nature and extent of human trafficking in the Netherlands, and on the effects of the anti-trafficking policy pursued: http://english.bnrm.nl/
  • Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, part of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe: http://www.osce.org/odihr
  • Poppy Project, United Kingdom, provides accommodation and support to women who have been trafficked into prostitution or domestic servitude: http://www.eaves4women.co.uk/POPPY_Project/POPPY_Project.php
  • A Safe World For Women, an online campaign aimed at ending violence against women and girls: www.asafeworldforwomen.org

Africa

  • African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR), a quasi-judicial body tasked with promoting and protecting human rights and collective (peoples') rights throughout the African continent as well as interpreting the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and considering individual complaints of violations of the Charter: http://www.achpr.org/
  • African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), a pan-African network that promotes child rights and child protection in Africa: http://www.anppcan.org/

Middle East

  • Hotline for Migrant Workers, a non-partisan, not for profit organization, dedicated to promoting the rights of undocumented migrant workers and refugees and eliminating trafficking in persons in Israel: http://www.hotline.org.il/english/index.htm
  • Israel Women’s Network, a not-for-profit organization comprised of women who are united in their determination to improve the status of women in Israel, regardless of political affiliation, religious outlook or ethnic origin: http://www.iwn.org.il/
 

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