Key messages for the Indonesian ‘Safe Migration’ PSA
Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It is the illegal sale of human beings for the purpose of exploitation for someone else’s financial gain.
Human trafficking happens to men women and children.
Victims are trafficked both within Indonesia and also abroad to many different countries.
People are sold into forced sex work, forced labor on fishing boats, plantations, construction sites, and in factories, and into private homes for domestic work.
Victims receive very little pay if any at all and many are controlled through violent abuse, threats and false debt.
It is happening to many thousands of Indonesian young people right now.
Traffickers are always changing how they recruit their victims. For example, traffickers in Indonesia are increasingly using social network sites to build false friendships and advertise false job opportunities.
The3 keys for safe migration
1. Don’t rush. Ask questions.
Never rush to say “yes” to a job or travel opportunity. Ask questions about where you’re going, what you’llbe doing, and where you’ll work and live. Discuss your opportunity with 3 different people. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
2. Don’t trust everyone.
Never trust anyone who persistently approaches you and promises you a high-paid job in the city or in other countries. Most victims of trafficking know the person who tricks them. They can be family or people they think are their friends.
3. Don’t give up your stuff.
If you do decide to migrate for work never give your mobile phone, ID card, passport, or money to anyone, even if they are a friend or family. People who care about you would never take these items away from you.