Human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Indonesia and exploit Indonesians abroad. Each of Indonesia’s 38 provinces is a source and destination of trafficking.
Traffickers use unscrupulous recruitment agents and sub-agents, retention of identity documents, and threats of violence to keep migrants in forced labor. Indonesian migrant workers often assume debts that both Indonesian and overseas recruitment agents exploit to coerce and retain their labor.
Up to 30 percent of individuals in commercial sex in Indonesia are girl sex trafficking victims. Sex traffickers often use debt or offers of employment in restaurants, factories, or domestic service to coerce and deceive women and girls into commercial sex, notably in Batam and Jakarta and in facilities such as spas, hotels, bars, and karaoke establishments.
Whether you suspect someone you know is being trafficked or you think you may be a victim of human trafficking, please call our 24/7 referral number. We can connect you with the right resources to take next steps.
Launched in 2019, our Indonesia office works each day to see the 1.8 million Indonesians currently being trafficked given the ability to live in freedom.
Based in the cities of Jakarta and Lampung, the Indonesia team trains law enforcement officials, medical professionals, families and students across the islands, equipping people with the information they need to identify and respond to human trafficking and stay safe online!
The team has contextualized our proven programs into the real trafficking tactics and scenarios they see in their nation – they have already touched thousands of lives with this important information this year alone.