Human trafficking is modern day slavery, where victims are often abducted, forced, coerced, or deceived for the most insidious forms of exploitation. The International Labour Organization estimates that 1.2 million children are trafficked each year and according to UNICEF, more than 2 million children are forced into prostitution.
Not-for-profit organisation ZOE Foundation Australia (ZFA) was established in 2011 by a group of Australian volunteers to help combat and fight human trafficking, child trafficking and modern day slavery in Australia and South East Asia. As part of the global movement of ZOE International, ZFA aims to increase knowledge about trafficking and fight for the rights of children who have no one else to fight for them.
“Child trafficking is a global phenomenon. The United Nations estimates that about 1.2 million children are trafficked every year. This is part of the larger human trafficking industry in which people are sold into slavery.”
Raising awareness is crucial and ZFA is aware that Australians want to be part of the solution. Through advocacy and education programs, and providing opportunities for individuals and groups to raise funds for their prevention, rescue and restoration work, ZFA gives the community a chance to stand up for the rights of children.
Protecting human rights is something that Hoyle Da Silva Lawyers feels passionately about, and we are proud to be advocates of their cause.
Questions? Contact Mark Da Silva, Principal Lawyer