Our training and educational programs help communities to see and recognize the hidden crime of human trafficking. Our goal is to empower our communities through education, to show them how to identify and report human trafficking, and to minimize victimization of vulnerable people.
Education is the engine of justice.
We help communities see the hidden crime of human trafficking. Our programs build a path to a more equitable understanding of the problem. Human trafficking is more than just a single issue – it is rooted in vulnerability due to violence, abuse, poverty, homelessness. It affects communities all over the world and in all cultures.
Our goal is to empower communities through education. Our educational training and courses help you to identify and report human trafficking, and minimize victimization of vulnerable people through increased community awareness of social inequities and discriminations.
We address human trafficking in the context of a social justice education program. We believe education is the engine of justice, economic growth, and the best investment we can make in the future of our society. The better educated our society is regarding human trafficking, the more inspired, productive, and innovative people may be to advocate for systemic change to end human trafficking.
Our mission is to educate communities and inspire positive systemic change to end human trafficking.
We envision a safe world for all children.
Our guiding principles inform everything we do:
- Good Stewardship
Our work philosophy is key to our success.
We follow the “3P” paradigm of prosecution, protection, and prevention, that continues to serve as the fundamental framework around the world, including the United States, to combat human trafficking.
This approach is reflected in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Protocol) and in the United States’ Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended (TVPA).
Furthermore, the addition of the fourth P of “Partnership” with our community partners and agencies is key to our success.
“I participated in one of your programs last year. You put me in contact with one of the authorities in the district. He personally stood on top of my case and dropped all the charges against me (since I was considered more like a criminal rather than a victim!)… This is while my case was going on for a long time… about 2 years… If it was not because of you, I was not able to get the legal help I needed. Just wanted to say thank you!”
– A human trafficking survivor
“Thank you for sharing the information about trafficking with us. We learned a great deal and have gained a much better understanding of and awareness of trafficking. God bless you for your dedication to advocating for those who are being exploited.”
– Community member
“I thank you so much for all you have done for our human trafficking workshop. You did such a wonderful job showing the teachers how vital their role really is.”
– K-12 educator