FMN co-founder of Forget Me Not, international children’s rights lawyer and an academic at Griffith Law School who specialises in human trafficking (especially orphanage trafficking), modern slavery and child rights, hit the airwaves this morning.
Australia is the first country in the world to recognise orphanage trafficking as a form of modern-day slavery.
We believe around 80 per cent of children in orphanages around the world have at least one living parent but are in orphanages in a bid to attract international volunteers and significant donor dollars.
We call this “orphanage trafficking” and know first-hand that children are actively recruited into orphanages for the purpose of exploitation and profit made from orphanage tourism, where people pay or donate to volunteer and visit orphanages.
Your good deeds may be harming children rather than helping them.