According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the trafficking of persons is "a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights." Traffickers around the world are involved in the illegal trade of thousands of men, women, and children used for forced labor, domestic servitude, and sexual exploitation in developed countries, like the U.S., and developing countries -- in cities, rural towns, and suburban enclaves.
For decades, international efforts have been made to eradicate modern-day slavery. However, victim identification and prosecution of traffickers is notoriously difficult due to fear and intimidation.
The following charities provide care, protection, rehabilitation, and other services to victims of what is sometimes identified as a 'hidden crime'. Click on each charity’s name to find more details on their performance and mission. From there you can also access contact information for the charity, their website, and a button to donate via our Giving Basket.
We hope you will consider supporting one of these outstanding organizations today.