Slavery is not something from the distant past or something that only happens in poor, remote countries or in history books. Slavery is closer than you might think. Slavery also exists in the Netherlands.
Right under our very noses, thousands of people are working as modern slaves, although, you might not easily recognise them. Modern slavery is of course, forbidden in the Netherlands. Anyone who is guilty of this violates the basic rights of man. FairWork dedicates itself to a slavery free Netherlands.
FairWork directly supports victims of labour exploitation in the Netherlands.
FairWork also wants to expand and improve aid to victims of human trafficking. We want to increase the confidence of the victims and their ability to live independently. To accomplish this, FairWork initiates pilot projects together with other organisations.
FairWork wants to teach people how to recognise human trafficking. We want to spread our expertise on how to approach and support victims. To accomplish this, FairWork trains and advises relief workers, civil servants and law enforcement agencies.
FairWork wants to increase the awareness in the Netherlands, by showing the Dutch public that right under our very noses; people are living in modern slavery. To accomplish this, FairWork informs, activates and influences the public, politics and employers.
We work together with, for example, the Anti-Trafficking Coordination Centre (CoMensha), emergency services, investigative services, lawyers and unions. We dedicate ourselves to helping victims who want to break out of their situation or to those who have just done that. Above all, we work on preventing and combating modern slavery. FairWork furthermore devotes itself to improving cooperation between all governments and organisations that deal with human trafficking.