Plight of Women Trafficked into Servitude
Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) Study
The AIC has released a study entitled Help-seeking strategies of victim/survivors of human trafficking involving partner migration. Co-authors of the Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice paper, Kelly Richards and Samantha Lyneham, presented this paper after research that involved interviewing eight migrant women who escaped from situations where they found themselves in sexual and domestic servitude or doing forced labour. They highlight the importance of educating the community and professionals from a wide range of sectors—including health, mental health, child protection, social welfare, social work, domestic violence, migration, legal and law enforcement services—about human trafficking and the help-seeking strategies of victims/survivors in order to support them to leave exploitative situations.
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