To raise awareness at community and Government levels around the issues and effects of the sex industry and Human Trafficking in Aotearoa.
To have a community that is aware of the effects the sex industry is having on Human Trafficking in New Zealand.
Freedom New Zealand is an organisation originally started to petition against the legalization of prostitution in New Zealand in 2011.
Since then Freedom has sought to educate and raise awareness of the issues of sexual exploitation and Human Trafficking in New Zealand. At the end of 2019, the organisation was handed over to a new team of young advocates to start a new chapter for Freedom.
Jess is Freedoms lead coordinator working to bring light to the issue of sexual exploitation in Aotearoa.
"My role for Freedom NZ is about networking, bringing organizations and people together to build a community that is aware of the issues of human trafficking and sexual exploitation."
Jess began advocating for this cause after she went on a mission trip in 2018, where she saw first hand the dark reality of sex trafficking.
"My heart broke seeing those trapped in this dark world, I couldn’t just leave it alone. I am passionate about stopping sex trafficking in NZ because this is not just a third world issue, it is happening here and we need to start talking, accepting it's here and standing up for change."
At Freedom NZ our aim is to raise up a community who is aware and willing to stand up against sexual exploitation in New Zealand. Our phase one is all about raising awareness, education and research.
Every step counts, here are 3 things you can do to help.
Use your Voice, share research and articles about the issue of Human Trafficking.
Meet with others passionate about the cause. Join an organisations advocate team / volunteer.
Seek to learn, research and educate oneself on the issue globally and in NZ.
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