Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the puroses of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labour. As the world's fastest growing criminal industry, it affects every nation across the globe. Every thirty seconds, someone is forced into this type of bondage---Modern Slavery.
There are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in human history, with an estimated 27 million in bondage across the globe. Men, women, and children are being exploited for manual and sexual labour against their will.
The average age of trafficking victims is 12 years old. Women and children are often kidnapped into the industry or sold into it by family under desperate circumstances. The average age of victims continues to grow younger as clients seek "fresh" product.
1-2% of victims are ever rescued. 1 in 100,000 European traffickers are ever convicted.
PREVENTION. We prevent trafficking through awareness and education. In schools, orphanages, and universities, we have created presentations and curriculum to educate potential victims of trafficking. Young people are equipped with strategies to avoid becoming a victim. We also believe prevention occurs by educating those not necessarily as victims, but as suppliers in the human slave trade. Whether it's through our street teams or university awareness, churches or community groups, our prevention presentations in six different countries aim to prevent trafficking through awareness before it begins.
PROTECTION. We protect those who have been trafficked by building shelters and transition homes. Our restoration facilities are safe places for survivors to feel empowered to live in freedom. We want to move trafficking survivors past crisis to stabilization, equip them with skills they can use in the future, and assist them with making the next step after leaving our care.
PROSECUTION. We prosecute traffickers and strengthen the legal response to human trafficking. We provide legal counsel to every victim in our care, and represent them in criminal proceedings.
PARTNERSHIPS. We partner with local law enforcement, service providers, and community members to meet a comprehensive set of needs for those rescued from bondage. We aim to strengthen every aspect of anti-trafficking efforts so together we can see injustice abolished.