Welcome to Human Trafficking NZ
There is very little information about the problem of human trafficking within New Zealand. This website aims to bring together information from a variety of sources and set it out simply for people to read.
On this website you will find a wide range of information, including what organisations are involved in fighting this industry, how to identify victims of trafficking, and how to educate yourself about it all! I'd highly recommend reading the news section - It shows the ways in which New Zealand is affected by trafficking from a number of different angles.
I believe that a key way to deal with this problem is by raising awareness. So this is just a part of my contribution towards doing just that. Please let me know if you have any additional information that would be useful to others, and I can put it up as soon as possible. Also please realise that as this page is relatively new, there will be constant updates being made - So do come back!
Me - I am a third year politics student who is extremely passionate about abolishing the modern day slave trade. I personally find it shocking that such an industry still exists given how much fight there has been for freedom in the last century or so. I am currently an intern for the Hope for Justice organisation based in Seattle - Check out their website: www.hopeforjustice.org
My future plans include an exchange to Poland where I will be studying for six months. During my time there, I hope to learn a lot more about the human sex trafficking industry that exists in Eastern Europe. I will finish my degree as soon as I have finished this exchange, and then plan to start a postgraduate diploma as soon as semester one starts in 2014. When I have finished this by the following year, I hope to do a masters. I plan to focus all my postgraduate work on countering human trafficking.