How to stop human trafficking
An Abolitionist’s Guide to Action
What is Human Trafficking?
The Department of Homeland Security defines human trafficking as “the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act”. This can take the form of domestic servitude, debt bondage, forced marriage, or sexual exploitation. The International Labour Organization estimates that 40.3 million people are currently being trafficked around the world.
1 in 4 of those living in modern day slavery are children
12% (4.8 million people) are trafficked for sex.
99% of sex trafficking victims are women and girls
How to Stop Human Trafficking
The reality is that everyone can do something to fight trafficking. This action guide is designed to increase your awareness of the issues and give you actionable steps on how to get involved and stop trafficking. You can make a difference. You are a modern-day abolitionist.
Ready to learn how to stop human trafficking? Here are four ways you can join the fight:
- CASA Advocacy
- Local Anti-Trafficking Organizations
- Accountability Filters
- Fundraising Campaigns
- Freedom Experiences
- The Village
Ultimately, the war against human trafficking is a spiritual battle.
AIM was built on a fundamental trust that God was with us in this fight. Without that hope, our efforts, while well intentioned and good, will never truly end the evil of trafficking. This is how we stop human trafficking: by leaning into God’s heart for justice and His unconditional, relentless love for his children. Learn more from our co-founders on the power of prayer here.
You can join us in prayer for:
- God’s protection over the vulnerable.
- The rescue of women and children trapped in exploitation and slavery.
- Survivors to be healed by the relentless love of Christ.
- Survivors to be empowered in their life of freedom.
- Wisdom to follow God’s command to fight injustice and take bold action to defeat this evil.
Dive deeper with our Abolitionist’s Devotional
Not sure where to start in your abolitionist journey? This 5-day devotional is for you. Short videos, prayer prompts and journaling questions will reveal God’s heart for you in the fight against trafficking. The world needs you, to bring freedom to those who are hurting. Ready to get started?
Before you can take action, it’s important to build an understanding of human trafficking, how it happens, and the resources available to those wanting to help. Your knowledge of the issue will help you take action to make an impact in this fight!
Articles on how to stop human trafficking
The Trafficking in Persons Report is a valuable resource distributed by the United States Department of State every year. We’ve broken down the report, how it’s used, and what it means…
How do your shopping habits impact trafficking? We’ve complied a list of ethical brands that will help you know how your dollar is being spent!
3. Take Action
To effectively take action in the fight against trafficking, we have to understand how to stop it. We have prayed and learned, now it’s time to act. These are just a few ideas to start you on your journey to end human trafficking.
Join the village
Our monthly donor community is on a mission to end the evil of child trafficking. Join us.
4. Download the tools:
This easy-to-use worksheet will help you brainstorm all of the ways you can use your gifts in the fight against trafficking. This is a great way to start in your journey!
In a simple PDF, all of the information given in this page has been provided for your connivence to share with friends, family, and those interested in the fight.
Raising awareness is a great first step. You can’t fight trafficking if you don’t know it exists. Share the graphics above with your friends so they can join the fight with you!
Freedom. At All Costs.
Young girls are being sold for sex every night. This is absolutely unacceptable so we relentlessly rescue, heal, and empower survivors of slavery to be free.