It’s estimated more than 40 million* people are enslaved around the world, today.
Some are repeatedly abused in brothels, forced to see 20 clients every day. Others, like the 360 boys we were involved in rescuing from factories in southern India, are held in bonded labour.
Every 30 seconds another child is trafficked. Often between countries. The scale of the problem is immense and has its global epicentre in South Asia – where our work has considerable focus.
But as the problem grows, so does our reach. Justice and Care works both within countries and across borders, with bases throughout India, in Bangladesh, the UK and the Netherlands. In Europe we are increasingly being invited by the police to bring our expertise on transnational cases.
As we tackle this growing problem, we need people, like you, to stand with us in changing the odds for the children and young women affected.
* According to joint research by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM)