Thank you to Kathleen for that introduction and I am pleased to be able to join you all here today for this very important forum and the launch this evening of the 'National Network against Trafficking Women and Girls for Prostitution'. This session as you know will be looking at where we have come from and where we are going with trafficking. The Commission has been involved with this issue for some years and so I would like to focus on the history of the issue in Australia as a way of giving us some perspective about how we might best move forward.
Important progress has been made in recent years in the identification of men as victims of trafficking. Historically, most identified victims of human trafficking were women. More recently organizations that provide direct assistance have become better at identifying male victims of human trafficking.
Her head had been bashed in by her pimp. Gas flares illuminate the pump jacks in the distance. Just up the road, she says, is where a woman was imprisoned in an RV for several months by a gang of drug dealers.
Part of the Sex Trafficking Series. Sex trafficking is a vast web of traffickers and victims. In order to be able to understand this growing tragedy of sex trafficking, and to help the victims who are caught up in this crime, we need to understand how trafficking works. They represent every social, ethnic, and racial group.
Trafficking in persons is an increasing problem that involves both sexual exploitation and labor exploitation of its victims. Trafficking affects all regions and the majority of countries in the world. Both men and women may be victims of trafficking, but the primary victims worldwide are women and girls, the majority of whom are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Sex trafficking involves some form of forced or coerced sexual exploitation that is not limited to prostitution, and has become a significant and growing problem in both the United States and the larger global community. Victims of sex trafficking acquire adverse physical and psychological health conditions and social disadvantages. Thus, sex trafficking is a critical health issue with broader social implications that requires both medical and legal attention.
Based on data gathered from countries, it offers the first global assessment of the scope of human trafficking and what is being done to fight it. It includes: an overview of trafficking patterns; legal steps taken in response; and country-specific information on reported cases of trafficking in persons, victims, and prosecutions. There is even neglect when it comes to either reporting on, or prosecuting cases of human trafficking".
Posted April 12, About half of convicted human traffickers in recent years in Australia are women, with a high proportion of those having been victims of trafficking themselves, according to new research. Flinders University PhD candidate Alexandra Baxter said many people were yet to grasp the reality of trafficking in Australia, with the community largely viewing it as being perpetrated by men. Her research, published in the Journal of Human Trafficking, found many perpetrators were actually women who had themselves been trafficked as sex workers to Australia.
Children from rural areas and disempowered homes are ideal targets for trafficking in India and elsewhere. In a new report examining patterns in human trafficking, the U. Asia and the Americas saw the largest increase in identified victims but the report notes that this may also reflect an improved capacity to identify and report data on trafficking.