Our campaigns aim at raising awareness. We give victims of human trafficking a voice, so that a larger audience can hear their stories about modern slavery. An example is the outdoor exhibition Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking. In this exhibition, the American photographer Kay Chernush showed victims of human trafficking - and let them tell their stories: they wrote the captions themselves.
Many migrants are unaware that they have rights in the Netherlands and that they deserve good treatment in the areas of employment and housing. FairWork strives to reach migrant workers and assist them when they are working in bad conditions. On the other hand, we also approach employers and point out good employership.
When we encounter laws and regulations that harm the social and legal position of victims of human trafficking, we raise the matter with politicians and policymakers. We give them solicited and unsolicited advice and show them how exploitation destroys people's lives.
FairWork also participates in research, consultation and shadow reports on human trafficking. We want the Dutch government to realise that a greater investment in locating human traffickers has to go hand in hand with better protection of their victims. This is crucial as a lack of proper protection and care can result in the victims easily ending up in another exploitative situation.