Protect the vulnerable
A large percentage of children forced into human trafficking come from poverty-stricken communities where educational opportunities are scarce or where illegal drugs are rampant. In most cases, at-risk families can’t afford to send their children to school. As a result, their children enter the work force with little or no qualifications for a decent paying job. This makes them extremely vulnerable to sex traffickers that lure, bribe and falsely promise good jobs to them. Instead, these evil criminals enslave children into forced prostitution.
Education is key to our prevention strategy. We have housed and cared for at-risk children, helping to ensure they remain safe and receive an education. Our aftercare is moving more towards community-care based programs giving us even more opportunities to protect the siblings of rescued children. As they visit rescued girls following the ‘her home’ aftercare path, our caseworkers have the chance to get to know entire families. The relationships they build and the assistance we offer helps to keep her and her siblings safe.
Our efforts don’t stop there! Learn more about how we help empower entire villages to protect children from trafficking!