Human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.
Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.
Victims become trapped by enforced debt, intimidation, physical and emotional abuse, fear of retribution against them or their families.
Traffickers withhold their passports and documents.
And they are not only adults and teenagers; The UN estimates that some 1.2m children are trafficked across the world each year.
The Diogel project was developed in partnership with the POPPY Project in 2009 to accommodate and support up to 5 women at any one time who have been trafficked into the UK. More recently the project has expanded to support more women in North Wales and South East Wales.
Our project now provides secure accommodation and outreach support under a new contract with the Salvation Army.
We are now able to provide outreach support to both male and female victims of trafficking through Wales.
If you are need of support or know someone who is please contact us in confidence:
08007318147 (24hour helpline)