Hopes. Dreams. The pursuit of a bright future. For most of us, we take these privileges for granted. After all, we view them as basic human rights. Yet across the globe exist thousands, even millions, of lives that are never afforded the opportunity to know what it is to have hopes and dreams for a future filled with success, accomplishment, and love. Watch the following video for a glimpse into what it's like to have no choice but to blindly trust the promise of a stranger in order to somehow fulfill your desire for a better life.
Every person deserves the opportunity to pursue a future without fear and oppression. Human trafficking is a devastating crime that destroys innocent lives fighting to provide for themselves and their families. Traffickers prey on the struggles and misfortunes of primarily women and children, offering them false promises of opportunity and wealth. The traffickers entice their victims with unimaginable hopes and dreams they have never had the luxury of entertaining.
To date, through the dedicated support of our partners, we have intercepted over 22,000 beautiful lives to prevent them from being trafficked!
In the wake of the COVID-19 lockdowns across the globe, however, it is becoming increasingly evident that there is a heightened urgency to protect the most vulnerable from traffickers who have not stopped their criminal activity—but have only been forced to shift their tactics and methods. As we diligently assess the growing need to create and implement innovative strategies to stop traffickers and prevent people from becoming victims, we realize we all have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact in the days ahead.
Please visit here to learn more about our work and to find out how you can make a tangible impact and empower vulnerable individuals around the globe with freedom and hope—one life at a time.