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"Human trafficking is on the rise... The struggle for human rights is at the heart a struggle to expand the horizons of the possible, to bring out the best of our selves and to unleash the best of our societies. Human rights inspire. Human rights transform. Human rights drive progress and change the course of history."


António Guterres, Remarks to the Human Rights Council, February 2017



The United Nations Association of Australia (Vic) Young Professionals are hosting an event to raise awareness in support of World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. The International Labour Organization estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally. This estimate also includes victims of human trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation. While it is not known how many of these victims were trafficked, the estimate implies that currently, there are millions of trafficking in persons victims in the world.

In 2010, the General Assembly adopted the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, urging Governments worldwide to take coordinated and consistent measures to defeat this scourge. The Plan calls for integrating the fight against human trafficking into the UN’s broader programmes in order to boost development and strengthen security worldwide. One of the crucial provisions in the Plan is the establishment of a UN Voluntary Trust Fund for victims of trafficking, especially women and children.

This event will focus on the implications of human trafficking in a local context, and aims to explore the challenges and opportunities for Australia in enacting meaningful action to promote the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Come and hear Linda Rayment, CEO & Co-founder of the Human Trafficking Resource & Assistance Centre (HTRAC) & 2016 LIV Young Lawyers President provide thought provoking insight into this issue.

Stay tuned, more speakers to come!

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