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The vision of Hope for Justice is to live in a world free from slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives, and reforming society.
The organisation operates across four continents, in the following countries: America, Great Britain, Norway, Cambodia, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Vietnam.
“Hope For Justice operates a proven multidisciplinary model based on years of combined experience”, states Ben Cooley, the founder of the organisation.
The problem being challenged seems overwhelming, looking at the figures...across the world, 24.9 million people are forced into hard labour, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude. Over $150 billion is made each year from trafficking. Hope for Justice has managed to rescue many hundreds of people from below one year old, to people over the age of 60.
There are four clear steps to the work carried out by this amazing organisation: prevent, rescue, restore, reform…
Prevent - equipping and empowering people with the knowledge they need to protect themselves and their families from predatory traffickers, through outreach teams, self-help groups, and education campaigns in local communities
Rescue - The organisation works with highly skilled teams who work alongside the police and law enforcement to find victims of slavery, build trust, and bring them to safety.
Restore - working closely with the rescued survivors of trafficking to recover from trauma and build their lives afresh. The restorative care is tailored to meet individual needs.
Reform - training professionals from many work places to identify the signs of trafficking, and to campaign and push for changes in government policies. Also, to inform businesses on how to protect their supply chains from slavery.
Slave-Free Alliance is a brand new business membership initiative that was launched in recent months. Surveys reveal that a massive 77% of businesses can expect to find modern slavery somewhere within their supply chains. Slave Free Alliance works to inform and equip employers and business owners with the information and tools they need to challenge this in their supply chains, going a long way to combating this worldwide problem.
There are loads of ways you can help Hope for Justice combat slavery, including donation. Check out the website to see some amazing stories of people who Hope for Justice has rescued, as well as seeing how you can get involved: