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Support for trafficked people

Trafficking of people and forcing someone to marry against their will are crimes in Australia.

People who have been trafficked or forced into marriage are amongst the most vulnerable members of our community.

They are likely to have experienced trauma, physical and psychological abuse and have complex health and welfare needs.

People who have been trafficked or have been forced into marriage are often afraid to come forward as they fear retaliation. They or their family members may have been threatened with deportation or violence. People may be unsure of their rights, socially isolated and unaware that help is available.

Red Cross supports people as they recover from their human trafficking and forced marriage experiences through the Support for Trafficked People program (STPP).

Red Cross has managed this important work since 2009, with funding from the Australian Government.

Red Cross provides comprehensive support to people who have been trafficked or forced into marriage.

In addition, Red Cross


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TRafficking FAQs

The 'Human Trafficking - Frequently Asked Questions' document is a resource on what is human trafficking, the efforts to combat it and how to appropriately respond to the needs to people who have been trafficked. Download