Help-seeking strategies of victim/survivors of human trafficking involving partner migration

 

Author(s) Richards, Kelly and Samantha Lyneham
Title Help-seeking strategies of victim/survivors of human trafficking involving partner migration
Source Australian Institute of Criminology,February 2014, Trends & Issues, No.488, pp. 1-10
Date 2014
Document type Journal article
Summary The report discusses the importance of educating the community and professionals from a range of sectors, such as mental health, child protection, health, social welfare, domestic violence, migration, legal and law enforcement services about the exploitation of victim/survivors of human trafficking. The paper focuses on victimisation through forced marriage, sexual servitude, forced labour, servile marriage and domestic servitude. Richard and Lyneham interview eight victim/survivors, and from their qualitative research found that victims engaged in both formal and informal modes of help-seeking to exit their exploitive situations. The research recommended that by increasing awareness into the community about these strategies, more can be done to address the needs of the victim/survivors as well as improving the detection and identification of human trafficking matters.   
Keywords Human trafficking; forced marriage; victims of crime; domestic violence
Topic Human trafficking