WILL YOU JOIN US IN OUR FIGHT TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING?

 


40.3 million people trafficked globally, 70% of whom are women and children.
The International Labour Organization and Walk Free Foundation

79% of trafficked victims are for sexual exploitation and 18% is for forced labour.
United Nations

Millions of people around the world are vulnerable – living in situations of extreme poverty, beyond the protection of the rule of law, orphaned, abused, displaced, or abandoned – making them prime targets for exploitation, including human trafficking. 

This Giving Tuesday, Crossroads is seeking your prayers and financial support to specifically fight sex trafficking, human trafficking and sexual exploitation. We stand against injustice, helping those who are oppressed and marginalized through relief and development programs.

With your help, Crossroads can provide food, shelter, counselling, education and medical attention to help victims of trafficking.

 

 

He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are precious to him.
Psalm 72:14

What is human trafficking?


Human trafficking, according to Public Safety Canada, is "the recruitment, transportation, harbouring and/or exercising control, direction or influence over the movements of a person in order to exploit that person, typically through sexual exploitation or forced labour" (2019). Most people assume that the buying and selling of people is something of the past. It is also perceived that it is only happening in other countries, in other places – not in our own backyard. But the unfortunate fact is, there are more people trafficked today than at any time in human history. It is happening right in our own country.

 

Crossroads Cares responds to the humanitarian crisis with both short-term emergency response and long-term development projects. We are committed to giving tangible hope and support to others through food and water, rescue and care, and health and education. We strive to make aggressive long-term investments into areas that affect the most vulnerable people groups, enabling them to escape the most extreme of circumstances, and equipping them to provide for their own needs longer-term.