Traffic Jam is a community-based project dedicated to the proposition that a long journey has to start even though the destination remains distant after the first steps. The intention is to end human trafficking and slavery in the world. Traffic Jam is formed around a website where people moving to countries for any purpose can safely register their details so someone knows where they are going and why. The Traffic Jam team can then monitor and follow up with these individuals to ensure they are safe. Our initial website project aims to safeguard people coming to Australia and our intention is for the website to have a global reach within two years.
Currently, there are 30 million people enslaved or trafficked around the world. With no action, this number is likely to increase and it means an increased number of people, largely women and children being enslaved, exploited, raped, drugged, beaten and killed. Through the actions of initiatives such as Traffic Jam, what is possible is a world free of slavery and bondage.
Most importantly, our website launch is on Sunday 15 June at 3pm at Redfern Town Hall and the link for that event is here: The bank account details to transfer money into in order to purchase tickets is on the Facebook page.