It’s hard to believe, but in modern-day Australia, human trafficking, slavery and exploitation still occur and not just in the sex industry.
Jenny Stanger is the Supervisor of the Salvation Army’s trafficking safe-house and a co-founder of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking in Los Angeles.
She says human trafficking is more common that people think and that it is occuring in industries like agriculture, construction, hospitality, mining, manufacturing, domestic services, the sex industry and in slave-like marriages.
The Salvation Army and Project Futures are giving ordinaryAustralians the chance to do something practical to fight human trafficking, by organising a bike ride to raise funds and awareness for a new anti-trafficking initiative called the Freedom Advocates.
Here she talks about what the Salvos are doing to help the victims of trafficking and how you can support their work.
Listen Now – Jenny Stanger speaks with Katrina Roe.
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