I believe in the ‘power of naming’ as an effective strategy to break the silence about violence and abuse. Through our shared stories we discover new meanings and build strong connections that challenge the divisive tactics of violence and abuse and overcome the resultant isolation and self-blame experienced by women and children. Never underestimate the power of a story to create change.
What drives me is my passion for the empowerment of African women, and the need to see that every African woman in Australia is treated as a person who is part of the Australian system. I would like to quote Madeleine Albright: ‘There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’ This emphasises my belief in the importance of assisting and encouraging women to learn to help themselves.
We are committed to combatting all aspects of human trafficking, slavery and unlawful exploitation of persons, including forced marriage. Crimes of these types exploit the weak and vulnerable for personal gain or profit. The AFP works as part of a comprehensive multi-agency strategy to ensure an effective approach is taken to prevent further instances of trafficking, protecting and supporting victims as well as prosecuting perpetrators.
Categories: Australian Federal Police Human Trafficking team, Daniel Thorne, Joanne Mooney, Justine Lea, Mark Weber, Pitch Tangvisethpat • Tags: abuse of power, AFP, human trafficking, intelligence support, SE Asia, victim-based crime