Human Trafficking: Who is Fighting It and How Can I Help?

Trafficking in infants is far more common than many people realize. When an infant is trafficked, it is often either for their organs or for sexual exploitation in brothels or the porn industry. When these precious little ones are rescued, it is an exciting day!

I love having the opportunity to talk with people about human trafficking. The men, women, children, and infants enslaved in our world are never far from my mind and heart. Truly, if the topic comes up, I am happy to chat on about it for hours to anyone who will listen; I know nothing can be done if people remain ignorant of the abuse.

While the last decade has shown incredible increase in anti-trafficking efforts and awareness, there are still countless members of society who know nothing of this atrocity which even now is banging down the doors of their neighborhoods, stealing their children for profit.

Trafficking is not limited to gender, class, or geography. It affects literally every country in the world.

The question I hear the most from people who have recently heard about modern day slavery is: “What can I do about it?”

In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, I would like to provide you with the contact information of charities around the world who are daily doing battle against the modern slave trade. Some are country-specific, others work internationally. Some have been mentioned in past posts, other may be new to you. Several are available in multiple languages.

There are endless opportunities to help: raising awareness is one of the most important. Education, I have found, often drives people to action!

1. Turn Off the Red Light: End Prostitution and Sex Trafficking in Ireland

2. Truckers Against Human Trafficking (US)

3. Hope for Justice: Rescuing Victims of Human Trafficking within the UK

Though the chance of finding a trafficked person is often none existent, there are people being rescued and lives being rebuilt through the efforts of organizations like these.

4. Not For Sale (International)

5. Called to Rescue (Canada/International)

6. Face to Face (Bulgaria)

7. Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (Thailand/International)

8. Maiti Nepal

9. Living Bread (US/South America/Thailand)

10. International Organization of Migration

11. Walk Free (International)

12. Free the Slaves (International)

13. Nea Zoi (Eastern Europe)

14. Stop the Traffik (International)

[Human Trafficking] "is the fastest-growing crime in the world, with the perpetrators making $32 billion a year buying and selling people for their profit and pleasure. The profits are huge and the risk of being prosecuted are slim- the United Nations says 99% of victims are never rescued." from Traffick911.com
[Human Trafficking] “is the fastest-growing crime in the world, with the perpetrators making $32 billion a year buying and selling people for their profit and pleasure. The profits are huge and the risk of being prosecuted are slim- the United Nations says 99% of victims are never rescued.” from Traffick911.com
15. Somaly Mam Foundation (South East Asia)

16. International Justice Mission

17. Women at Risk, International

18. The Grey Man (Australia)

19. International Rescue Committee (Africa, Asia, North/Central/South America, Europe, Middle East)

20. GEMS: Girls Are Not For Sale (US)

*There are many other posts which provide information and survivor stories from human trafficking available through this blog. Click here to view them.

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.” Elie Wiesel

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