Over 750 million people are reported to live below the global poverty line in our world today, a circumstance that can lead to desperate situations – fear, neglect, abuse, and even human trafficking.
Human trafficking is illegal everywhere, but it affects every country in the world. It is defined as the exploitation of a person for profit by the use of force, fraud, or coercion. It takes on many different forms, but most people are exploited either for sex or for labor. An estimated 30 million people are victims of human trafficking today.
Traffickers typically prey on the poor, who are easy targets due to their lack of resources and social protections. Traffickers coerce these vulnerable people into taking jobs or loans that promise relief from their current situation and then force them to continue working for little or no pay. For example, if an individual or family has agreed to work to pay back a loan, the trafficker will add interest and fabricated fees so that the loan is impossible to repay – sometimes for several generations.
The Journey Out of Oppression ...
We join the work of Restoration and Empowerment to combat impoverishment and its symptoms, especially human trafficking.
Through Creative Arts Camps, Music Education Progams, and Community Partnerships, we help restore those leaving oppression and empower them to remain safe and strong.
We join Families, Schools, and Communities to strengthen the layers of safety that are necessary to keep children safe from harm.
Our Creative Arts Camps, Music Education Programs, and Community Partnerships help empower families, teachers, and leaders to safeguard their communities. Together, we build strong connections in homes and schools – keeping children safe and thriving.
... Into Layers of Safety