trafficking

Jul 29, 2017 by Ivana Setiadi

Prevent Modern-Day Slavery

Two years later, ILO reported that this form of modern-day slavery makes USD 150 billion of illegal profits annually. July 30 is World Day against Trafficking in Persons, a commemoration initiated by the United Nations in 2010 to raise awareness and encourage people to take action against human trafficking. World Renew contributes to this effort by working alongside local partners, providing trafficking prevention training and improving people’s education and work opportunities.

Jul 30, 2015 by Bethany Beachum

Call 133: Addressing Trafficking in Nicaragua

When World Renew partners in Nicaragua began a series of trainings on human trafficking in indigenous communities on the Atlantic coast last year, they did so with the intent of raising awareness on the topic.  According to a 2013 report by UNICEF, human trafficking is considered to have a growing societal impact in Nicaragua both internally and in terms of people being trafficked from the country by international organized crime.  Furthermore, the indigenous communities of eastern Nicaragua are profoundly isolated from the rest of the country.

Feb 4, 2015 by Adele Konyndyk

Ontario Teens Receive “Global Changemakers” Award for World Renew fundraising

The Global Changemaker awards honor young people who “have demonstrated active engagement with communities and civil society organizations in the promotion of international cooperation and social justice. “  World Renew was thrilled to learn that five of the nine recipients were from “Let Kids Be Kids.”

Jun 18, 2014 by James Zwier

Preventing Human Trafficking

(LAOS) Last year, a group of 27 young people from Pho village were tricked into working in a sugarcane plantation in Thailand. Everyone was caught by surprise: the village leaders, World Renew staff, and district social welfare officials. It is first time we’ve heard of a major human trafficking incident in one of our target villages.

May 1, 2012 by Mark VanderWees

The Dark World of Human Trafficking

On a late March afternoon, two innocent, young, Nicaraguan girls, ages 12 and 13, left school, wrote notes to their families telling them not to worry, and hopped on a bus to a nearby town. Two men had promised them a job and money if they agreed to go with them. Enticed by the prospect of earning cash and the opportunity to get out “on their own,” the girls rode a bus straight into the dark world of human trafficking.

Sep 8, 2011 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Teen Street Theater Tackles Trafficking

Muktar is a teenage boy from the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also an actor, producer, playwright, and director, and is one of a number of young people who have helped fight human trafficking in his community.