Did You Know?
--Women make up 49% and girls 23% of all victims of trafficking;
----Sexual exploitation is the most common form of exploitation (59% share) followed by forced labour (34% share);
Most victims are trafficked within their countries’ borders – those trafficked abroad are moved to the richest countries.”
Human Trafficking and UPGs
Jesus Asked Us to Rescue the Perishing and Set the Captives Free (introduction to Special Issue)
“Human trafficking is a topic that I wish I did not have to cover in the pages of Mission Frontiers [10 articles]. It is ugly and disgusting and does not make for a “pleasant” reading experience. But as followers of Jesus we must sometimes face the ugliness of our world head-on in order to do what is right in the sight of our Lord. We have done our best to present this topic honestly, but with a great deal of discretion in describing the abuse that these modern- day slaves experience. Some readers may object to our covering this topic at all, but the sheer tragedy of 25+ million precious people being enslaved in our day demands that we as Jesus followers speak up in their defense.” Rick Wood, Editor
Peoples & Trafficking? (one of the 10 articles in the Special Issue)
“Why an issue of Mission Frontiers on the global tragedy of trafficking? How does this connect in some way to our purpose of advancing and catalyzing movements to Jesus among the least reached peoples of the earth? I want to address that from several lenses, but it might be good first to state as simply as possible what is meant by trafficking." Kevin Higgins, General Dirctor, Frontier Ventures
Three Necessary Steps to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on HumanTrafficking.
International Organization for Migration Ashraf El Nour, 28 July 2016
"Addressing human trafficking will only be possible with on-going and enhanced cooperation with all partners working on this issue to strengthen strategies that support prevention of the crime, protection and direct, comprehensive assistance to victims, and prosecution of offenders.
"The Blue Heart represents the
sadness of those who are trafficked,
while reminding us of the cold-heartedness of those who buy and sell fellow human beings."
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (30 July)
“This year, we will focus on the first responders to human trafficking. These are the people who work in different sectors - identifying, supporting, counselling and seeking justice for victims of trafficking, and challenging the impunity of the traffickers.
Through stories from first responders describing their practical work in assisting victims we intend to spotlight their contribution and that of their function, institution, organization, team, or community and its impact on fighting trafficking. The key messages focus on the positive, recognizing the importance of the work done by first responders, as well as seeking support and raising awareness that these actions need to be sustained and replicated. The stories will also highlight how first responders remained committed during the pandemic.
Get involved by joining the conversation and using the hashtags #EndHumanTrafficking
and #HumanTrafficking on all digital platforms.”
Global Slavery Index 2018. Walk Free.
"In 2016, 40.3 million people were living in modern slavery. It exists in every corner of the world, yet is seemingly invisible to most people. Unravelling this problem requires sustained vigilance and action..."
Human Trafficking and UPGs-SDGs