people are living in modern day slavery around the world.

1 IN 4

victims of modern day slavery are children.

OVER 70%

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.


Seeking justice in India
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.
Kwabena returns home
Kwabena’s mom ran all the way from the house down to meet his bus and give him a huge hug. He had just returned home after several years on Lake Volta in Ghana, casting nets on fishing boats while enduring abuse. Now he’s in school and has dinner with his family every night. 
Keeping girls in school in Cambodia
We know that school dropout is the single greatest indicator to whether a girl will be trafficked, so to eliminate the risk of trafficking, we must remove the barriers to education. By providing school supplies and tutoring, we can remove the financial barrier to staying in school. By providing relief packages, we remove the barrier to food security, therefore alleviating a girl’s risk of finding illegal work.
Learning safe touch
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


People received post-rescue care


Total people impacted


Join us as we support communities and empower individuals to break the cycle of human trafficking and modern day slavery.

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