What is forced begging?

Begging can be human trafficking when:

  • Someone forces you to beg, in public or crowded places.
  • You don’t receive all the earnings from your begging.
  • Somebody hurts or threatens you if you don’t give them the full amount.
  • Somebody hurts or threatens you if you refuse to beg for them.
  • Somebody injures you so you look like you need medical help, to increase the chance of getting money from passers-by.

Are you or somebody you know forced to beg? Contact 112 and get help.

Reykjavík City Service Centres

Reykjavík City Service Centres offer social- and family counselling for children and families. There you can get support due to abuse.

Multicultural Information Centre

Immigrants in Iceland can get information about their rights and obligations at the Multicultural Centre.

Stop The Traffik: Iceland

Stop The Traffik: Iceland is an independent organization working towards educating human trafficking victims and the public about the nature of human trafficking, symptoms, and resources.

Domestic servitude

When someone forces another person to do things that are not part of their job, it is called domestic servitude and is one of the human trafficking manifestations.