Government lockdowns caused by the pandemic have changed the face of trafficking in the areas where we serve. But pimps are still moving from village to village and “pre-purchasing” children with the intention of trafficking them once the borders reopen. Parents are now faced with a horrible decision: sell their children or, potentially watch them die from lack of basic resources. Watch this video to learn more.
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Modern day slavery exists in many forms, most commonly occurring in one of three categories: sex-trafficking, forced servitude, and child-soldiering. All forms of slavery use deception, threats or violence to coerce or exploit someone to do something against their will for little or no pay. Women and children in impoverished environments are particularly vulnerable to being trafficked.
Venture partners with organizations and leaders that understand that in order to end modern day slavery, we must address legal, economic, and spiritual factors that factor into the widespread nature of this evil.
There are an estimated 45 million people held in slavery today.
Human Trafficking generates about $150 Billion a year.
Over 2 million children are exploited in the global commercial sex trade.
Sources: un.org, ijm.org