Ahead of the Modern Slavery Bill entering parliament later this year there is a great opportunity for churches to learn about the issues of trafficking and slavery and how God's passion for freedom and justice should provoke us to take action. Many of the organisations below have resources ideally suited for churches and we would encourage you to explore whether your church can take some time to learn more about the issue, what the Bible has to say and how you can pray. For example, CARE have prayer points available here, and Hope for Justice have resources to help you run a Hope Sunday. You can stay informed by adding your email address to the box on the right and as the Bill is considered we will be in touch with updates and information about how you can make your voice heard.
The A21 Campaign exists to abolish the injustice of human trafficking through a comprehensive approach, which includes working alongside law enforcement to reach, rescue, shelter, and restore victims of the sex trafficking industry, as well as in the area of prevention and raising awareness across the globe. We currently have A21 shelters and transition homes in Greece, Ukraine and Bulgaria.
A Way Out: We are an outreach and prevention charity, specialised in engaging vulnerable and hard to reach women and young people, using creative and innovative approaches to educate, support and empower them to live safe, healthy and whole lives. Our service users include women and young people with substance misuse problems, trapped in prostitution, homeless or living on the streets, involved in offending or victims of abuse.
Beyond The Streets:We want to see a world where people are free from sexual exploitation, and where those in prostitution have the option to pursue genuine alternatives, free from constraints such as poverty, drug dependency, and abuses of vulnerability. To achieve this vision we work together, offer alternatives and change attitudes.
CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) is a well-established mainstream Christian charity providing resources and helping to bring Christian insight and experience to matters of public policy and practical caring initiatives. CARE is represented in the UK Parliaments and Assemblies, at the EU in Brussels and the UN in Geneva and New York.
Hope for Justice is an anti-human trafficking organisation working to uncover and abolish the hidden crime of modern-day slavery. As a non-governmental organisation (NGO) we gather intelligence and assist in the process of removing victims from exploitation within the UK. Human trafficking is not someone else’s problem, it’s happening in our communities, in our neighbourhoods, in our country.
International Justice Mission is a human rights organisation that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems. IJM staff work in their communities in 12 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America to secure tangible and sustainable protection for victims of injustice through implementation of national laws through local court systems.
Love 146: Slavery is still one of the darkest stories on our planet. But for us, the hope of abolition is a reality. Love146 believes in helping grow the movement of abolition while providing effective, thoughtful solutions. We believe in the power of Love and its ability to affect sustainable change. Love is the foundation of our motivation. We were founded in 2002 as Justice for Children International.
The Medaille Trust: This Catholic charity was founded in 2006. It has been a significant provider of support and safe house provision for the victims of human trafficking since that date. It currently has five houses open with a sixth expected to open shortly. These houses deal with all types of adult victims of both genders and their dependent children. In addition the Trust has an active programme of education and awareness training that reaches out to schools, community groups and interested parties.
No More Traffik (NMT) isn't an ordinary organisation. We are a movement. We are bigger than one person, we are a community. We are united in the pursuit of abolishing human trafficking in Northern Ireland.
Safe From Slavery aims to partner with churches, charities and organisations across the globe to become ONE VOICE to abolish trafficking in the 21st century.We aim to raise awareness of this hideous crime through campaigns and education, we aim to provide safe accommodation offering long term aftercare for survivors of sex slaves, restoring hope and dignity.
Sport For Freedom: We’re organising and partnering with sporting challenges large and small to raise awareness and funds for freedom. We are rehabilitating survivors of trafficking through sport to help reintegrate them back into society. We are partnering with initiatives that are protecting survivors such as safe houses and transition projects.
Stop The Traffik is a global movement of individuals, communities and organisations fighting to prevent human trafficking around the world. We are turning communities into places where it is harder for traffickers to hide their activities and their victims.
The Salvation Army is a church and charity that works with people in a wide range of need across the UK. It currently holds the Ministry of Justice contract for the support of adult victims of Human Trafficking in England and Wales. It delivers support to victims through a network of agencies ensuring assessment, safe transport, accommodation and health and social services.
Unseen was set up to give survivors of slavery and trafficking the safety, hope and choice they deserve. This involves not only directly helping and supporting survivors, but also working at a strategic level to change and influence policy. Unseen work with Government, law enforcement, local authorities, NGOs, media and businesses to effect systemic and sustainable change so that as a nation we can effectively raise awareness of this crime, prosecute the perpetrators and make the UK a more hostile environment for traffickers