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.

Available support

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Social support and services

Social services are provided by municipalities to their residents. Those services include financial assistance, support for disabled and senior citizens, support for people who suffer abuse and social counselling, to name a few.

Multicultural Information Centre

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

Icelandic Human Rights Centre

At the Icelandic Human Rights Centre, immigrants can get free legal counsel.

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.