11 Organizations Creating a World Without Human Trafficking Presented by Who They Are
January is the official month for Human Trafficking Awareness. In 2019, we have the tools to gain knowledge within seconds. With passenger self-driven cars, taking flight over oceans, practically living and breathing digitally, we shrug at how effortless global connectivity is. In 2019, we also have 40 million sex, labor and organ slaves that span the entire world. In one whole day, we could operate completely encompassed by futuristic technology, while coexisting with inhumane and outdated back alley offense on human dignity. It begs the question: if we are so smart and so modern, how does this cruelty remain in existence? Perhaps the more intelligence we gain is subjective, but one thing is for sure, none of that can eradicate the ugliest of ugly that can stain the human spirit and plague an entire people group.
However heinous, J.R.R Tolkien was onto something when he said, “There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” It’s interesting how within even the darkest corners of the earth a light can shine through, and when it does, at our core, we feel the power and want to fuel it. The following featured list is of 11 unique organizations throughout the world that stand on the shoulders of power, strength, and relentlessness to create a day and age without Human Trafficking. While we should lend our attention to these individuals every day, January is for them and the beautiful people they are seeking freedom for.
They also provide the NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE
To get help, report a tip about a potential case of human trafficking, find service referrals for victims of trafficking, or request training or technical assistance, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline by calling 1-888-373-7888 (TTY:711), by texting "BeFree" (233733), via live chat or email. Services are available toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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REACH - Reduce vulnerability. Prevent slavery from ever happening by engaging people through events, student presentations, and education programs.
RESCUE - Identifying victims. Work closely with law enforcement on the ground to support police operations, identify victims through our hotlines, assist in the prosecution of traffickers, represent survivors in court proceedings, and collaborate with governments and other NGOs to eradicate slavery at every level.
RESTORE - Empower Survivors. Work face-to-face with every person in our care based on their individual needs, providing them with access to housing, medical treatment, counseling, education, employment, and repatriation to help them reach a place of independence.
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Since the organization’s founding in 2000:
- 13,000 + people freed from slavery
- 450,000 + people in trafficking hot spots reached through awareness raising and rights education to prevent their enslavement
- 200+ traffickers arrested
The international campaign is designed to:
- Encourage police authorities, front line professionals and the public to open their eyes to human trafficking
- Raise awareness, provide training and encourage information sharing worldwide
- Support victims of human trafficking.
The Institute will set up Specialized Human Trafficking Units, and fast track courts to hear the cases. That means we don’t have to reform the entire criminal justice system. We just need a small part of the system to start enforcing the anti-human trafficking laws.
We will then take the Specialized Units through an Academy where they will learn how to identify more cases, use trauma-informed interviewing techniques, and develop successful trial strategies.
Former FBI agents or prosecutors, who have worked human trafficking cases, will office with the Specialized Units and work with them, day in and day out, on their cases to stop traffickers and rescue victims.
Research & Scholarship
The Institute provides specialized units and policy makers the evidence-based resources necessary to succeed. Updates on best practices, legal research, and multi-disciplinary scholarship will guide practical casework and future funding decisions.
They accomplish this through the following:
- Providing clear information about important current social and moral concerns about public policy, education and the community
- Encouraging informed prayer for issues throughout society
- Helping people to recognize the dignity and worth of every individual - from fertilization to life’s natural end
- Inspiring and helping Christians to be actively involved in the democratic process, where there is great need for truth and justice
- Continuing to develop the post-graduate CARE Leadership Program
- Promoting community-based initiatives that live out Christ’s love and truth.
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They help communities create change by providing training and awareness to help stop trafficking, slavery and abuse of women and children.
They advocate for Australia to be a leader in the movement to end to human trafficking, slavery and abuse and believe governments, companies, civil society and citizens all have an important role to play
You can read their entire strategic plan here You can read our full Strategic Plan here.
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- Facilitates hopes and restoration to each child that enters the home
- Therapy sessions
- Several play areas
Each home is built specifically for survivors to experience reflection, a sense of peace, freedom, dignity and self-esteem, as well as playfulness so that children can simply be children again. Learn more here.
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RENATE members work at grassroots levels, supporting victims & survivors as they transition to life free from fear and abuse. In this regard, RENATE works with both local government departments & NGOs to provide shelters, counseling, trauma therapies, life skills training and ongoing support.
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During this month and every day, we hope you will spend some time thinking about the many victims of human trafficking, as well as the modern day abolitionists actively pursuing freedom for them. If there is an organization that you would like to be recognized, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share this article in response to Human Trafficking Awareness month!
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