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HELP END CHILD TRAFFICKING
Human trafficking is modern day slavery.
Human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat, use of force, or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, the abuse of power or a position of vulnerability or the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.
Source: International Labour Organization & United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Australia was a signatory to the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. New York,IS November 2000 and ratified the protol in 2005.
Trafficking in persons was defined as:
(a) "Trafficking in persons" shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include. at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery. servitude or the removal of organs;
(b) The consent of a victim of trafficking in persons to the intended exploitation set forth in subparagraph (a) of this article shall be irrelevant where any of the means set forth in subparagraph (a) have been used;
(c) The recruitment. transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of a child for the purpose of exploitation shall be considered "trafficking in persons" even if this does not involve any of the means set forth in subparagraph (a) of this article;
(d) "Child" shall mean any person under eighteen years of age.
The definition of trafficking consists of three main elements:
- The act of trafficking, which means the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons.
- The means of trafficking which includes threat of or use of force, deception, coercion, abuse of power or position of vulnerability.
- The purpose of trafficking which is always exploitation.
One way you can practically stand up for the rights of children is learning about the problem so that you are equipped with the knowledge to fight. Learn more about child trafficking by visiting the pages below.
WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
Human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring, or receipt of persons by means of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.
The Australian Curriculum gives teachers the opportunity to explore some of the big issues facing the globe today. These resources were developed to support the current Australian Curriculum with free downloadable versions available to comply with the Australian and New South Wales Curriculum Standards. The curriculum was written by Mark Easton who has written, co-written or contributed to more than forty textbooks for students and guides to support teachers in their use of these resources in the classroom.
TALKS FOR STUDENTS
ZOE Foundation Australia (ZFA) began sharing in schools in Australia in 2011, presenting on a range of topics including child trafficking, vulnerability, ethical consumerism, child labour and tourism, to educate students about Modern-day Slavery. We believe that creating a space for students to learn and ask questions from our team, will encourage them to think holistically about issues and embolden them to use their giftings and talents to become advocates for others.
This course will empower you to competently, holistically and passionately act against the injustice of child trafficking through ZOE’s vision, mission and culture of bringing life full and abundantly.
Many of the products that we buy and consume have human rights abuses behind them. This course will equip you to learn more about Child Labour & Modern Slavery and will empower you to journey towards conscious consumption.
HOW ZOE PROTECTS CHILDREN
With every action we take at ZOE, we always put the children first. From creating a safe and nurturing environment for child trafficking survivors to employing a strict Child Protection Policy, we always make sure the child is protected from all forms of abuse. Our Child Protection Policy covers standards of conduct, recruitment, and screening of staff. We also have a Media Protection Policy that describes the use of non-identifiable images and publicity protocols.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESOURCES
Spreading child trafficking awareness is one way we combat the trafficking of children. We believe the more people know the realities and prevalence of child trafficking, the more likely they’ll take action to end it. In our Awareness Campaigns, we visit communities in Southeast Asia, U.S., and Australia. These people are provided educational packets, so they can help spread human trafficking awareness among their peers. We also have an extensive network of local law enforcement officials, teachers, and pastors in these areas who help us identify and rescue victims of child trafficking.
Check out the ZOE anti-trafficking toolkits loaded with resources to help you learn, advocate and fundraise for ZOE.
How does ZOE decide who to rescue? Does ZOE rescue children of any faith? Do ZOE buy children? You can find answers to these questions on our FAQs page.
We can either help or harm the lives of vulnerable people with the way we spend our money and time during our travels. Consider these four things in order to positively impact the people and cultures you will interact with.