These are the men and women, outraged by the horrors of human trafficking, whose conviction to “do justly and to love mercy” is much more than a mere obligation. With love and compassion they have given their lives to see captives set free and the world rid of the gross injustice of modern day slavery. It is because of these willing heroes that the voice against this vile corruption grows louder each day. Below are Top 10 Anti-Sex Trafficking Organizations.
Locations: United States (Washington DC), Global
Aptly named after the North Star, which guided U.S. slaves to freedom, this organization combats modern-day slavery by working with leading technology corporations and government leaders to weaken conditions that give human trafficking its foothold.
Locations: United States
“Casting out Slavery” is more than their motto, it’s their mission. This organization is unique in the combined social, shelter, and legal services they provide in-house. CAST is also distinct in developing the Los Angeles Metro Task Force, which represents the first anti-trafficking unit in the United States, where over 65 community-based groups work together to offer a network of services.
3. Rapha House
Founded in 2003, Rapha House is dedicated to fight against child trafficking. This amazing organization follows the directive of 1 John 3:18 to not merely love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. Their stated mission is to love, rescue, and heal children who have been saved from the clutches of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Their goal is to help wake the church up to the reality of this injustice and encourage a solid response, and to partner with other humanitarian organizations and government agencies to join in battle.
Locations: United States (New York)
GEMS was founded in 1998 by Rachel Lloyd in response to a great need to provide services to girls and young women who are being exploited. The GEMS program includes prevention and outreach, intervention, programs in youth development and education, and transitional and supportive housing.
Locations: Thailand, United States
With the firm conviction that true healing and restoration come from a relationship with Jesus Christ, Zoe International swiftly moves forward in strength and confidence, empowered by the authority given by God to make disciples of precious orphans and victims of human trafficking. Their organization includes prevention and awareness campaigns; ministry, vocational, language, and business schools; dormitories, safe houses and transitional housing; and comprehensive aftercare.
Locations: Greece, Ukraine
Through their 4 P Model, the A21 Campaign focuses on Prevention through awareness and education; Protection through rescue and restoration; Prosecution through legal support and affecting legislation; and Partnerships with fundraising supporters, governmental agencies, and community members.
7. Not For Sale
Locations: The Netherlands, Thailand, Cambodia, Uganda, Peru, Romania, India
The strategy of the Not For Sale campaign involves providing safety and stability for victims, then empowering them with life skills and job training. Their programs reach beyond the United States to several other locations world-wide.
8. Love 146
Locations: United States, United Kingdom
146 was a number pinned to a little girl being sold for sex in a brothel in Southeast Asia. The brothel was being investigated in order to collect evidence to justify a future raid. This particular little girl showed life and a fight in her demonstrating that she had not given up. Her number, 146, represents the reason this organization battles every day to prevent human trafficking and exploitation, provide care to survivors, and empower the ever-growing movement of anti-sex trafficking. “Love is the foundation of our motivation.”
Locations: United States
The organization actively pursues its mission to rescue and restore child victims of sex trafficking by providing comprehensive care that includes safe housing, medical care, counseling, court advocacy, mentorship, and training and education. Their goal is to completely put to an end the commercial sexual exploitation of children, and to “restore the cultural values of innocence and human worth”.
10. Journey Out (formerly know as The Mary Magdalene Project)
Locations: United States
“Helping Woman out of Domestic Trafficking and Prostitution since 1980”, the Mary Magdalene Project is a nonprofit organization that helps women who are victimized by domestic trafficking and street prostitution to permanently exit the lifestyle. Since its inception, the MMP has grown to include a drop-in service, diversion program, street outreach, prevention education, crisis intervention, and mentorship.
The Prophet Micah speaks of three things the Lord requires: to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8). Justice must be administered and mercy must be served in response to this ever growing scourge of human trafficking. These Top 10 Anti-Sex Trafficking Organizations provide an outlet for God’s people to stay informed and get involved. What part will you play?