Human Trafficking is an organized criminal industry that affects every nation.
Trafficking women against their will into the sex industry is the second largest global organized crime today, generating approximately US 12 billion each year. It is estimated there are now 1.39 MILLION VICTIMS of commercial sexual servitude worldwide.
Whilst the statistics can seem overwhelming, it is important to remember that every number represents the life of victim.
The Esther team are determined to help fight this injustice, by committing a percentage of each sale from our online store towards the A21 campaign, to help support many women whose lives have been destroyed. We want to see them rescued and rehabilitated so they can live a wonderful fulfilled life! This campaign has recognized a significant need to help, and is committed to combating this injustice through rescuing one life at a time. The A21 Campaign is comprised of individuals, organizations, government officials, and people like you and me who are committed to abolishing injustice in the 21st century. Their goal is four-fold:
- Prevent people from being trafficked against their will
- Protect and support those who have been trafficked, in safe house and through rehabilitation
- Prosecute traffickers, and strengthen legal responses to trafficking.
- Partner with law enforcement, service providers and community members to provide a comprehensive front against trafficking.
Another brilliant organisation that we encourage involvement with, is Free to be Kids, a not-for-profit organisation working to rescue, shelter and set free children who are facing extreme situations of abuse and exploitation. More than 2 million children are exploited in the global sex trade each year (United Nations), and approximately 215 million children are in some form of child labour (ILO). We are not ok with this! Our team are committed to raising awarenenss of these issues and the organisations that are working to fight against them.
If you would like to learn more about the A21 campaign, or Free to be Kids, listed below are the links to their websites or feel free to email us for more information.