Over 45 million people are currently enslaved throughout the world.
People rescued from human trafficking
People received post-rescue care
Total people impacted
Right now, a young girl or boy is being taken from their parents. In fact,1.2 million children will be trafficked this year, joining the estimated 21 million people currently being trafficked globally. These women, men, and children, will be bought and sold as commodities, condemned to a devastating life of forced labor or sexual slavery. But that is not the end of the story. ODW is partnering with organizations across the globe to address this violation of basic human rights. Restoration begins with each of us.
What is Human Trafficking?
The United Nations defines human trafficking as the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them. This exploitation includes sex slavery, child soldiers, and forced labor, where people’s human rights and dignity are violated. Women and children are often the ones taken advantage of because of their more vulnerable place in society, causing them to be 75% of the victims, according to the UN.
What is Being Done?
Human trafficking is best addressed through cooperation of governments, communities, schools, faith groups, and families. ODW partners with organizations working to end human trafficking by empowering people through education, vocational training, counseling, safe housing, and working with communities to raise awareness in an effort to prevent trafficking in the first place. Thus far, ODW has had the opportunity to work in 4 countries, rescuing 134 people, and providing 208 people with aftercare treatment.
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