Our mission is to address the root causes of poverty which gives rise to and perpetuates vulnerability, abuse, human trafficking, child labour, sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, in particular, women at risk. Our mission is committed to the elimination of these evils through a preventative and remedial approach at both an individual and community level.
Our vision is to provide a forum in which the Australian and international community can come to terms with the multiple humanitarian issues associated with abandoned or destitute children, orphans, young women and vulnerable persons at risk. Our vision is to promote innovative solutions for these vulnerable persons at risk who invariably become victims of gross human rights violations.
Our aim is to restore the worth and dignity of the human person and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights for every human being.
Our objective is to undertake humanitarian initiatives in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, providing humanitarian aid and relief for the poorest of poor communities, displaced and stateless persons. Our objective is to identify and prioritise immediate needs, implement long-term sustainable solutions and promote self-dependence. This is at the heart of what we do.
Humanitarian organisations have been instrumental and effective in combating human trafficking. They have proven their effectiveness by promoting public awareness and pressing governments for legislation. Humanitarian organisations have been on the front-line, rescuing, rehabilitating and reintegrating victims back into the community. Placing the trafficked victims in a safe care facility has not only been a challenge but also one of the many achievements of Humanitarian organisations.
However, more professions and corporate businesses need to engage with us to confront this issue of human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children. Directors, Corporate Managers, Entrepreneurs, Lawyers, Doctors, Educators, Members of Parliament etc …. are all needed to take an integral part in supporting and addressing this critical human rights issue.
In Thailand, there are 70 ethnic groups. There are literally hundreds of thousands of people from minority ethnic groups who have no legitimate affiliation or legal rights of citizenship with Thailand. Only ten of the tribes located in the remote highland country are officially recognised by the Thai government, leaving the rest politically stranded without any Thai citizenship. Lack of citizenship restricts their freedom of movement and largely deprives them of access to public services such as employment, education and healthcare.
Because they have little access to employment and education, stateless people are often mired in poverty, surviving through subsistence farming. Parents in these rural hillside villages sometimes send children away to escape this poverty, in the hope they will have more job opportunities in cities. However, instead of finding legitimate jobs, children often become exploited in the sex trade.
Children Imprisoned in Brothels
Children may also find themselves in a position where they are under pressure to support their families. They may be sold by family members to recruiters, who present a false scenario assuring the parents that their child will be given legitimate employment. However, upon reaching their final destination these children find themselves imprisoned in brothels and become victims of gross human rights violations of the most unspeakable kind.