Anti-Trafficking Project

By Dialogo
January 01, 2010

Two victims who found refuge at a halfway house in Manila reflect the problem
of human trafficking in the Philippines. The Australian and Philippine governments
have launched a project in Manila that aims to strengthen the Philippine criminal
justice system in combating human trafficking. The $17 million project will provide
training for police, judges and prosecutors in the Philippines, according to ABC
Asia Pacific News Centre. The hope is to improve prevention of forced labor, illicit
adoption, street begging, the harvesting of body organs and sexual exploitation. The
program is already in place in other Southeast Asian countries, including Cambodia,
Indonesia and Thailand.