Free Families from Slavery
Today 45 million children, women and men are trapped as slaves around the world. They are forced to work in brick kilns, rice mills, fishing boats and factories—toiling up to 20 hours every day. These modern-day slaves are often denied food or sleep, and cannot go to school or get medical care.
Protect Children from Sexual Violence
Rape affects millions around the world, and children in poor countries are some of the most vulnerable. With no money for a lawyer, medical or trauma care, children are left devastated by the abuse. They are at risk in their homes, schools and neighborhoods because powerful rapists don’t fear the law.
Rescue Girls from Sex Trafficking
Every year, millions of vulnerable children and women are trafficked for sex around the world. Pimps and brothel owners often lure them with promises of a proper jobs, but then force them to sell their bodies over and over again. Controlled with fear and violence, many trafficking victims lose hope of ever getting help.
Rescue Children from Cybersex Trafficking
Cybersex trafficking is a new and devastating form of modern-day slavery, and it is consuming the lives and innocence of children at an overwhelming rate. Today, any pedophile or predator across the world can access and direct the rape and abuse of young children. All they need is an internet connection.
Defend Widows and Orphans
For poor families, a small patch of land is often the only source of critical food and shelter. But scores of vulnerable widows have this lifeline stolen from them after their husbands die. Widows are often chased from their homes with machetes or other violence—leaving their families homeless, hungry and desperate.
Defend the Innocent
In many places, police not only fail to protect the poor from violence, but they are violent predators themselves. In Kenya, corrupt police officers pin crimes on innocent men and women and throw them in prison. Victims spend many hopeless years in terrible conditions, even when there is no evidence against them. Their families often fall deeper into poverty, as necessities like food, education and medicine slip out of reach.
When the poor are aware of the dangers around them, they can better protect their families from violence. We train vulnerable communities on the lies that criminals use to trap them. With education, the poor can stay safe for years to come.
Kids Helping Kids
Involve your family in changing the world with these easy, impactful gifts. Use them as stocking stuffers, or have your kids choose a gift for a friend, sibling or favorite teacher. You're never too young to help others.