Organized criminal groups are earning billions of dollars in profits from trafficking and exploiting people-many of whom are victims of severe human rights violations.Trafficked persons are often victims to abuse such as rape, torture, debt bondage, unlawful confinement and threats against their family or other persons close to them, as well as other forms of physical, sexual and psychological violence. The demand for cheap labour, sexual services and certain criminal activities are among the root causes of trafficking while a lack of opportunity, resources and social standing are other contributing factors.
Our broad range of activities is implemented in partnership with governmental institutions, NGOs and international organizations. The approach is based on three principles that govern all our counter-trafficking activities:
Respect for human rights.
Physical, mental and social well-being of the individual and his or her community.
Sustainability through institutional capacity building of governments and civil society.