Merton Against Trafficking (‘MAT’) is a voluntary group made up of Merton residents (including members of RPCC), dedicated to the elimination of trafficking people for exploitation in the Merton borough.
Human trafficking is a fast growing international crime which directly affects people within our community in Merton. The vision of MAT is that nobody should be bought or sold. Our group aims to uncover the extent to which trafficking is a problem in Merton – and then to take action to stop this injustice. We want to raise awareness about the issue of trafficking, be advocates on behalf of victims of trafficking and take direct action where we can – for example by working with the police and other anti trafficking organisations.