There are a number of informative websites that can assist you to become more informed about the issue of human trafficking.
A specialist legal practice, research and policy centre committed to the abolition of modern slavery in Australia
Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office
The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) was established by the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference to advise and serve the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference at both a national and international level on migrant and refugee issues, including the development of Church policy.
Australian Council of Trade Unions
Representing Australian workers and their families
Australian Federal Police
Human trafficking is a Federal Crime in Australia and comes under the jurisdiction of the Australian Federal Police.
Australian Government – Department of Home Affairs
The Department undertakes a national leadership role in developing legislative, regulatory and policy responses to serious and organised crime.
Australian Government – Office for Women
The Office for Women works across government to deliver policies and programmes to advance gender equality and improve the lives of Australian women.
Australian Human Rights Commission Council of Trade Unions
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is an independent third party which investigates complaints about discrimination and human rights breaches.
Australian Institute of Crimonology
Australia’s national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice
Be Slavery Free
Be Slavery Free is a coalition of civil society organisations with on-the-ground experience in preventing, disrupting and remediating modern slavery.
Brigidine Sisters stand in reverence for the community of life and will continue to engage with others in a variety of ways to further compassion and justice for humanity and for planet Earth.
Promoting spirituality, justice and global education
Catholic Religious Australia (CRA)
CRA represents leaders in the Australian Church, who are active in effecting change within the Church and society in a diverse range of areas, some of which are justice, professional standards, education, stewardship and governance.
Catholic Resource and Information Centre
The Catholic Resource & Information Service (CRIS) supports the mission of parishes, schools and other Church agencies in their pastoral outreach as communities of faith. Membership is open to all and is free for all individual Catholics, Catholic schools and parishes.
Christian Brothers Oceania Province
The Oceania Province Mission Statement draws its life and vision from the Charism of Edmund Rice and the Mission of the Congregation. Daring to be disciples of Jesus and inspired by Edmund Rice living in solidarity with the whole earth community.
Coalition Against Trafficking of Women, Australia
Works locally and internationally to end all forms of sexual exploitation of women, especially the violence of prostitution, trafficking and pornography.
Columbans are a missionary society of priests who work in cooperation with lay people and Columban Sisters in 16 countries from a standpoint of solidarity with the poor and integrity of creation.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Australia is strongly committed to countering people smuggling and human trafficking. Combatting these transnational crimes requires close cooperation bilaterally, regionally and multilaterally. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade leads diplomatic engagement on these issues and also provides practical cooperation and assistance to help counter trafficking and smuggling in our region.
Edmund Rice Centre
Awarness, Advocacy, Action
Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand
Fairtrade is about stable prices, decent working conditions and the empowerment of farmers and workers around the world.
Working for communities free and healed from the trauma of human trafficking, slavery, and abuse.
Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia & PNG
Throughout rural and urban Australia, in Papua New Guinea and internationally, Mercy Sisters and partners in Mercy, minister to people with no voice and those seeking justice at home and beyond.
Justice and Peace Commission
A Justice blog from the Archdiocese of Brisbane
Loreto Sisters Australia
A global network of women committed to justice, freedom and sincerity
Marist Sisters in Asia-Pacific
“Attentive to the cry of the poor and the demands of social justice, we shall be concerned about the needs and rights of those who suffer.” (Marist Sisters’ Constitutions, Article 24)
Missionary Franciscans of the Immaculate Conception
The Sisters are committed through a simple, communal lifestyle of service to create ever-widening circles of communion by reverencing creation and embracing all people, especially the marginalised.
Office for Social Justice
The Office for Social Justice is an agency of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. It supports and assists the work of the Bishops Commission for Social Justice – Mission and Service and receives advice from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council. The Office collaborates with and supports a national network of contacts nominated by each diocese and maintains contact with the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development of the Holy See.
We work with partners and communities to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive.
Presentaion Sisters of Australia and PNG
The Presentation Sisters of Australia and PNG are actively involved in ACRATH and opposing human trafficking with direct action and advocacy, both nationally, internationally and at the United Nations.
Project Respect is a support and referral service for women trafficked for sexual exploitation
Redemptorists of Australia and New Zealand
The Redemptorists are a religious congregation of priests and brothers within the Catholic Church who live in community for the sake of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, especially among people on the margins of society and church.
Sisters of Charity
Sisters of Charity are consecrated, apostolic, women Religious. They are women of Mary Aikenhead, committed to radically and courageously living out the Gospel.
Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart
The Josephite Counter-Trafficking Project
Sisters of the Good Samaritan
Inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan and the Rule of St Benedict, Good Samaritan Sisters live a communal way of life committed to seeking God and responding as neighbours to those in need.
Social Policy Connections
Social Policy Connections draws on the rich resources of the Christian social traditions, and works to bring them into creative engagement with contemporary challenges to human wellbeing.
This blog is an ongoing resource of information about the film project Street Dreams and its progress, and of links and stories pertaining to the documentary’s topic of human trafficking and the enslavement of millions of people worldwide.
Support for Trafficked People Program
The Support For Trafficked People Program was established in 2004 as part of the Australian Government’s whole-of-government approach to combating human trafficking and slavery and is administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS).
T.C. Beirne Law School
Human Trafficking in the Media
The Jammed is full of revelations and puts a devastating human face to the world-wide problem of human trafficking.
World Vision Australia
World Vision goes where the need is greatest to help the most vulnerable children around the world.
Act to Prevent Trafficking (APT)
Acting for Women in Distressing Situations
Alliance 8.7 is an inclusive Global Alliance partnership committed to achieving Target 8.7 of the 20230 Sustainable Development Goals
Works to end slavery throughout the world.
Asia Pacific Forum
A coalition of national human rights institutions working together for an Asia Pacific where everyone enjoys human rights
An Asia-Pacific forum for policy dialogue, information sharing and practical cooperation to help the region address the challenges people smuggling, trafficking in persons and related transnational crime.
Blue Heart Campaign
A global awareness raising initiative to fight human trafficking and its impact on society.
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
COATNET is a global network of Christian organisations working to combat human trafficking and assist survivors of modern slavery.
Commonwealth 8.7 Network
Commonwealth 8.7 Network aims to facilitate partnership between local, grassroots NGOs that work to combat contemporary forms of slavery in their own Commonwealth countries.
The Cotton Campaign is a global coalition of human rights, labor, investor and business organizations dedicated to eradicating child labor and forced labor in cotton production.
The Fashion Revolution believes in a fashion industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure.
Franciscans International (FI) seeks to promote and protect human rights and environmental justice.
Free the Slaves
An organisation dedicated to alerting the world about slavery’s global comeback and to catalyze a resurgence of the abolition movement.
Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking
A shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
Human Trafficking Search
Human Trafficking Search (HTS) seeks to raise awareness and help prevent and eliminate human trafficking worldwide.
International Centre for Research on Women
Anchored in the principle of human dignity, ICRW advances gender equity, inclusion and shared prosperity
International Labour Organization (ILO)
ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of the UN member States to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
International Criminal Police Organization helping police in member countries to work together to make the world a safer place.
International Women;s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific is a feminist organisation committed to the full realisation of women's human rights through the pursuit of equality
Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Commission
Established by UISG and USG to arrive at a greater awareness, clearer analysis and more effective action in matters of justice, peace and integrity of creation
Lilla: International Women’s Network
In early 2007, the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education (www.erc.org.au) initiated a new International Women’s Network. Deputy Director of the Edmund Rice Centre and Co-ordinator of the Network, Zeena Elton, sees the aim of this new network as “connecting women’s movements at the grass roots level”.
The Medaille Trust is a charity founded to empower women, young men and children, who have been freed from the human-trafficking industry in the UK, enabling them to regain their dignity and self-worth.
Mercy International Association Global Action
Mercy international Association is committed to addressing forms of injustice including displacement of Persons
Not for Sale Campaign
Working to create a future without human trafficking and exploitation
Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner – UK
The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. The Commissioner is to encourage good practice in the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of slavery and human trafficking offenses, as well as in the identification of victims.
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
The US Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) leads the Department’s global efforts to combat modern slavery through the prosecution of traffickers, the protection of victims, and the prevention of human trafficking
Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation
Ruhama is an Irish charity offering nationwide support to women affected by prostitution, sex trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation
Shakti specialises in the area of women’s development, empowerment and domestic/ family violence intervention, prevention and awareness.
International Network Against Trafficking in Persons
Truckers Against Trafficking
Truckers Against Trafficking recognizes that members of the trucking, bus and energy industries are invaluable in the fight against this heinous crime.
U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking
A collaborative, faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy in an effort to eradicate modern-day slavery.
UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery
Addresses the issue of contemporary forms of slavery within the United Nations system
UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons
Focuses on the human rights aspects of the victims of trafficking in persons.
UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential.
Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking
An NGO advocating on behalf of Women and Children, Homeless and Displaced, Migrants and Refugees, and the Environment primarily at the United Nations.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
The work that UNODC does to combat human trafficking is underpinned by the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime and its protocols on trafficking in persons.
Women's UN Report Network