Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation
To the women we work with, free is the opposite of grave danger, destruction, and slavery. Freedom has been stolen through human trafficking from more men, women, and children in the world than ever before. Currently 20-37 million men, women, and children are being held as slaves around the world — with millions captive in sex trafficking. Generating $150 billion dollars per year, it is a highly-organized criminal world that profits from exploiting the vulnerable. It is an injustice affecting every continent at every socioeconomic level.
Their reality is the opposite of free — horrifically enslaved, living in fear of constant abuse, and fundamentally without any free choice - even to choose what they wear or what they eat. Their lives, identity, safety, dignity, self-worth, and hope have been stolen.
Mozambique, El Salvador, and Costa Rica are just three of the countries that face high numbers of human trafficking and modern day slavery. We are so grateful to have faithful partners there who've made it their mission to help bring true freedom to female survivors of trafficking. With our simple yet effective model, we're able to invite others into this worthy work of empowering survivors to be restored to who they were designed to be - whole, worthy, and powerfully free.
Though it's easy to be overwhelmed by the magnitude of this issue, the honor to restore and celebrate women in freedom reminds us every single day of the indescribable power love has to see humans fully restored. It's that love and bold belief in freedom that keeps us eternally optimistic and determined to work towards True Freedom.
We believe love never fails, even in light of this modern-day destruction.
We believe all should be free.