Project #267 | Indonesian Anti-trafficking Coalition Development Project
Our Partnership with Dark Bali
There are 1,220,000 Indonesians enslaved today in labor and sex trafficking. Females are particularly vulnerable, and the Women’s Institute in Java reports that 43% of the quarter million people exploited in Indonesia’s sex industry are underage girls. Despite the enormous issue, Indonesia’s response to human trafficking is inadequate and sits decades behind the response of much of the rest of the world. The country’s island geography makes coordination particularly challenging, often isolating organizations from one another. Research clearly shows that coalitions are the most effective means of organizing social movements, but they require a backbone organization dedicated to facilitation and supporting members.
We’re partnering with Dark Bali to bring resources and structure to the grassroots anti-trafficking community across Indonesia. Dark Bali is the backbone organization for a community of over 40 local grassroots counter-trafficking organizations, local police departments and government services across the country. Through this project, 3 new regional anti-trafficking task forces are being launched. With anti-trafficking organizations adequate trained and supported, thousands of trafficking survivors and individuals at risk of being trafficked will be impacted.
New Regional Anti-Trafficking Hubs Will Launch
Indonesian Organizations Will Be Supported by Dark Bali
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our human trafficking fund.