10 Rescued 34 Intercepted
This Spring, the number of people enslaved in the world jumped from 36 million to 45.8 million. Why the jump? Has there been an increase in slavery? Shouldn't the number be decreasing? Is more research going into the study of modern-day slavery?
The findings reveal that there is still more we don't know about. With more research, even with the increase in statistics, we are finding out more and more how big the problem is and are pressing forward to solve it. According to the UN, over 4 billion people live outside the protection of the law. That is over half of the world population. Solving the problem of violence is key to solving the problems that are rooted in violence. This includes forced labour, sex trafficking, property grabbing, sexual violence, police brutality, etc.
International Justice Mission—is a human rights organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world— has performed its largest raids this year. The world is beginning to see the significance of taking initiative to partner with local law enforcement and are training alongside them.
Hear how our partners are tackling the problem this week!
Update from Agape International Mission in Cambodia: Last Friday, the joint forces of Phnom Penh Municipal Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police (AHTJP) and AIM SWAT performed a raid on a brothel fronting as a massage parlor near the Phnom Penh riverfront. The raid occurred after a month-long investigation and resulted in the rescue of 10 young women and children. Two traffickers were also arrested in the raid. The children are now in AIM"s aftercare program and the traffickers are in prison awaiting trial.
Update from Tiny Hands International in Nepal: Last week, 34 victims were intercepted from human trafficking.
Even when the numbers change on us, we see the impact increase. Thank you for partnering with us. If you want to know more about the Global prevalence on slavery and want to educate yourself even more visit the link below:
Stats from the Global Index