About Human Trafficking

ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Millions of people are living in slavery around our world today.

Men, women, and children are forced to work into industries such as: 

agriculture

commercial sex

 

construction and landscaping

 

              

domestic labor

factories and manufacturing

         

restaurants and hospitality

Slavery is everywhere. It’s in our closets, cupboards, and kitchens.

It’s in our neighborhoods and around the globe.

We believe slavery is a symptom of a deeper problem: our brokenness.

Injustice emerges from fragmented relationships, divided communities, unjust systems, and distorted cultural values. Slavery and human trafficking are the by-products of poverty, racism, sexism and gender-based violence, abuse, civil war, addictions, and more.

Ending slavery means we must transform people and communities from the inside out.

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More than 60% of commercially sexually exploited youth in the US spent time in foster care at some point.

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People living in poverty or battling unemployment are at risk of being abused, exploited, or trafficked.

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1 in 5 homeless youth has experienced sex or labor trafficking (and many of these youth identify as LGBTQ+).
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Racial or ethnic minorities tend to be disproportionately affected by human trafficking.
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Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault are frequently targeted by traffickers.
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Many survivors of human trafficking experienced trauma before they were victimized.

Ending slavery means we must transform people and communities from the inside out.

Ending slavery means not only addressing the root causes of exploitation. It means transforming people, communities, and systems from the inside out. 

We seek holistic freedom

We strive to build healthy communities with zero tolerance for exploitation, where people can experience holistic freedom: not just freedom from injustice, but freedom for a greater purpose. Our vision is not only to seek justice, put to pursue shalom.

How we engage is as important as what we do.

We start by forming community teams who come together to pray, learn about the issue, dialogue, build relationships, partner with others, and eventually form a context-specific, community-informed strategy to address the root causes of slavery in their own neighborhood.