Here at STOP we know that many people don’t think Human Trafficking happens here in Hong Kong. Well, in fact, it DOES happen here, it happens everywhere – and we want to tell you about it.
When someone is trafficked, they are targeted. During this process they are lied to, manipulated and given false promises of work or a better life. Often they are threatened, beaten and kept prisoner by their abuser/s. People are trafficked into and out of Hong Kong and multiple tactics are used to exploit them in sex work and/or domestic servitude. Victims, even with the right support to escape abuse, often take years to recover from the trauma inflicted upon them.
Our work is vital in the fight against trafficking in Hong Kong. We are committed to supporting existing, and protecting potential victims through the creation of a collaborative ‘platform’ of anti- human trafficking networks. Our responses fall under the following categories;
Legal Referral & Social Assistance – We partner with specialized service providers such as leading human rights law firms, counsellors and temporary housing, together with our own case management services and expanding social assistance, in order to provide wraparound services for those recovering from exploitation in Hong Kong.
Outreach – Twice a week our outreach services connect with people who are underserved and never been rescued. Due to the hidden nature of human trafficking, victims are often isolated, afraid, and at risk. Outreach allows us to provide one-to-one emotional support to victims and gather information about human trafficking, which we can further communicate to the wider audience.
Network Building – Human trafficking is an organised crime, and in order to make progress organisations need to come together to collaborate to achieve common goals. We partner with interested frontline organisations to exchange information and discuss possibilities.
Public Education – We provide training and informational materials in both English and Chinese to help build capacity for identifying and responding to victims of human trafficking. Human Trafficking Glossary and Cards Against Trafficking are published for education purpose.
If you are interested in our programmes, and would like to get involve, visit our Get Involved page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.