Who Will Make a Stand?
Organizations who seek to rescue and restore victims of human trafficking are few and far between. Statistics tell us that only about 1% of the 27 million trapped there are rescued.
Perhaps people would get more involved if they were aware of the resources available to enable them to take action. I have found a few organizations who are really making a difference in this issue. But they need help. Our help.
I will highlight a different organization periodically. This organization in particular is making a huge dent in this issue. It is definitely a good place to start when seeking a place to get involved.
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 nine different countries aim to prevent trafficking through awareness before it begins.
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.
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.
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.
So lets dig in and get involved!