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Our vision is to see slavery abolished and the lives of survivors restored through creating awareness, empowering advocacy, and building partnerships for the prevention, rescue, and restoration of trafficked people in Bali and throughout Indonesia.


Prevention

Prevention

Education and awareness are components of protecting children from becoming victims of sex trafficking. Trafficking is a largely unspoken and unknown problem in Indonesia, and prevention strategies are critical.

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Intervention

Intervention

When children are in exploitative situations, rescue is necessary. This part of combating sex trafficking requires the engagement of local law enforcement and government structures to physically remove children from danger.

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Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

After rescue, the long road of recovery begins for a child victim of sex trafficking. Quality aftercare is holistic and involves education, trauma counseling, medical care, repatriation, job training and is individualized for each child.

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"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" - Martin Luther King Jr.

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We are hosting the first ever National Indonesian Anti-Trafficking Gathering to equip our coalition partners with up-to-date information from our sector, increase their longevity in the field, coach them on easily implementable polices and global leading practices, and cultivate new and deeper relationships among community members. Learn More >

Our COVID-19 Rapid Response Project was an incredible success. Thank you to each person who supported and participated in this project. Read the Update Here >

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The Reality of Human Trafficking in Indonesia

Indonesia is a beautiful nation filled with stunning landscapes, rich culture, and hospitable people. It is also a hotspot for human trafficking. According to the Global Slavery Index, there are an estimated 1,220,000 Indonesians enslaved today. Many of these men, women, and children are trafficked for labor or domestic servitude domestically and internationally, while others are exploited in the sex trade. 43% of Indonesian trafficking victims are between the ages of 14-17.

Conditions That Create Vulnerabilities

While many parts of the country are economic hubs due to tourism or trade, Indonesians from impoverished areas are seeking better education and job opportunities. Many migrate out of the country with promises of well-paying jobs only to find themselves enslaved as domestic workers or in the fishing, agriculture, logging, or sex industries. The demand for sex services in larger cities by both foreign sex tourists and local consumers has created a pipeline for adult and child victims of sex trafficking from all over the country. The commercial sexual exploitation of children in tourism is a particular concern in major tourist hubs like Bali, Batam, and Jakarta. According to the Trafficking in Persons report, there were 70,000 – 80,0000 children being sold for sex throughout all 34 Indonesian provinces in 2020, but local advocates believe the number is likely much higher.

Helping Combat Sex Trafficking

Human trafficking takes place within a sophisticated network of criminals, and combatting human trafficking effectively requires an equally sophisticated community of abolitionists. Put simply, this enormous injustice cannot be solved by any single organization. For this reason, Dark Bali is committed bringing together every individual and organization fighting human trafficking in Indonesia so that we can function as one coordinated and powerful unit.

Current Developments

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Project Updates

ANNOUNCING: The Indonesian National Anti-Trafficking Gathering July 13-16, 2022. More than a conference, this community requested gathering of professionals in anti-trafficking will equip beneficiaries with up-to-date information from our sector, increase their longevity in the field, coach them on easily implementable polices and global leading practices, and cultivate new and deeper relationships among community members.

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10 Fantastic Books About Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery

If you are looking for a deep dive into learning the complexity of modern day slavery or trying to find some resources to understand how you can help or you just want to listen to the voices of survivors themselves, we’ve got you covered. The following list has the top 10 titles that we recommend […]

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