Truths About Human Trafficking | IJM shield arrow-simple-alt-top arrow-simple-alt-left arrow-simple-alt-right arrow-simple-alt-bottom facebook instagram linkedin medium pinterest rss search-alt twitter video-play arrow-long-right arrow-long-left arrow-long-top arrow-long-bottom arrow-simple-right arrow-simple-left arrow-simple-bottom readio arrow-simple-top speaker-down plus minus cloud hb pin camera globe cart rotate star edit arrow-top arrow-right arrow-left arrow-bottom check search close square speaker-up speaker-mute return play pause love

LIMITED-TIME MATCH! Your gift doubles in impact to help send rescue and restore more lives.

give now.

January Digital 2023 Story Page Header

TRUTHS ABOUT
HUMAN TRAFFICKING

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and spotlights an issue we fight every day of the year at IJM. Below are six truths about human trafficking that we hope move you to take action. Thank you for caring and helping send rescue to victims of human trafficking around the world.

TRUTH #1

The number of people held in slavery could populate Australia. Twice*.

Around the world, an estimated 50 million children, women and men are held in slavery to work brutal labor in rock quarries, rice mills, brick kilns and brothels. The number of victims suffering could populate Australia twice.
*Source: International Labour Organization.

January Digital Story page Truth 1 image 2x
 

TRUTH #2

Nearly 1.7 million children are exploited in sex trafficking*.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of children are trafficked for sex around the world. Traffickers often take advantage of vulnerable girls and boys, often promising them money and a proper job. In some instances, traffickers will trick families into giving up their young children in hopes of giving them a better future.
*Source: Global Estimates of Modern Slavery. A partnership between ILO, Walk Free Foundation, and IOM (2016).

JS 20160518 6245 Edit jpg 201605 CEB Children Stock Approved for Full Use

TRUTH #3

1 in 100 Filipino children* are sexually exploited in livestreams.

Today, online sexual exploitation of children is on the rise. Online predators send payments in exchange for streaming the live, sexual abuse of children. It includes creating, possessing or distributing child sexual exploitation material like photos and videos. This isn't limited to the exchange of explicit images. Girls and boys are forced to perform sex acts and are abused by an adult or are exploited in other violent ways.
*Source: Scale of Harm prevalence study by International Justice Mission (IJM) and the University of Nottingham Rights Lab.

 

TRUTH #4

Children are impacted by violence at twice the rate*.

Studies have shown that children and women who are trafficked are subjected to more violence than men. Children suffer violent acts at twice the rate. Whether abused by captors or working in dangerous and often deadly conditions, the threat of injury and violence is real. Together we can help end it.
* Source: United Nations Global Report on Trafficking in Persons.

TRUTH #5

Trafficking can lead to long-term psychological trauma.

Trafficking is a traumatic act of violence that can have long-term impact on survivors. With your help, IJM works to ensure our aftercare teams and partners are providing the very best care to each survivor we meet. We build strong partnerships that will help expand and scale world-class care across the globe. These partnerships are vital, because every survivor of violence deserves to have someone to walk alongside them on the path from trauma to restoration.

IMG 9999 JPG2016 India Storytelling Trip Kolkata 201611 India People Stock Approved for Full Use
JS 20160525 1779 jpg 201605 MAN Children Stock Approved for Full Use

TRUTH #6

Your support helps rescue one person every hour.

The final truth is that YOU are making an impact on human trafficking. In fact, due in large part to friends like you, IJM has helped rescue 9,000 people from violence and oppression over each of the last three years. That is the equivalent of one person rescued every hour! Together we can end trafficking and modern slavery for good. Please give today.

Select or Enter Monthly Gift Amount:

$

Or give using your Donor–Advised Fund Donor-Advised Funds

Billing Information

Your Donation: $ + $0.46 fees

Card Information

Your Donation: $ + $0.46 fees

You are giving a one-time gift.

Give with confidence BBB Accredited Charity and Guidestar Platinum Participant

Media Contact

We're here to answer your questions. Please fill out the form below and someone from our team will follow up with you soon.

More Information

Petra Kooman

Director of Marketing and Public Relations
pkooman@ijm.ca
519.679.5030 x.229

Make an Impact

Your skills, talents, and ideas are a force for change. From birthday parties to polar dips, your fundraising campaign can stop the violence.

Learn More

Thank you for signing up to learn more about starting a fundraiser. We will be in touch soon!

In the meantime, please take a look at our free guide: 25 Tips for the Novice Fundraiser.

Need Help?

Need more information?
We're here to help.
Contact us at events@ijm.ca

Test

Test