people are living in modern day slavery around the world.
1 IN 4
victims of modern day slavery are children.
of people trafficked into modern day slavery are women.
Human trafficking is a global issue that often impacts the most vulnerable people among us. The United Nations defines human trafficking as the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring, or receiving a person by means of coercion, deception or abuse of vulnerability, for the purpose of exploitation.
1 in 4 victims of modern slavery are children, joining the estimated 40.3 million people living in modern slavery today around the world, as of 2017. This exploitation includes sex slavery, child soldiers, and forced labor, all of which violate people’s rights and dignity. Women and children are often the ones taken advantage of because of their more vulnerable place in society, causing them to be 79% of the victims, according to the UN.
Human trafficking is best addressed through cooperation of governments, communities, schools, faith groups, and families. We partner 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.
Working with a legal team in India, our partnership with Freedom Firm ensured that traffickers and brothel keepers in India continue to be arrested and prosecuted. Lawyers investigate each case of trafficking, work with witnesses and victims, and assist when cases are brought to trial.
Prevention education is key to breaking the cycle of human trafficking. In Thailand, students draw on an outline of a person where they feel it is or is not ok for someone to touch their bodies. This helps students think through what they are comfortable with, what is not ok, and reinforces the idea that their body is their own.
People rescued from trafficking
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