“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” Margaret Mead
Today, there are over 27 million people held in slavery, about double that of any other time in human history. Of these 27 million people, about 85% are females and over 13 million of them are children.
Human trafficking is the second largest global organized crime today that affects every nation, generating approximately 20.1 billion GBP each year. Thats more than Starbucks, Nike and Google combined!
While the statistics can seem overwhelming, it is important to remember that every number represents the life of a victim. The A21 Campaign has recognized a significant need in the region of Europe, and is committed to combating this injustice through rescuing one life at a time.
When confronted with the horrific statistics surrounding human trafficking, it is easy to agree on the fact that “someone should do something.” The A21 Campaign was born when the decision was made to raise our hand, and be that “someone.” It was a decision of ordinary people who decided to take responsibility regarding the issue of human trafficking.
The A21 Campaign is comprised of individuals, organizations, government officials, and people like you who are committed to abolishing injustice in the 21st Century. Our goal is to:
•Prevent people from being trafficked
•Protect and support those who have been trafficked
•Prosecute traffickers, and strengthen legal responses to trafficking
•Partner with law enforcement, service providers and community members to provide a comprehensive front against trafficking
For more information on the A21 Campaign please visit http://www.thea21campaign.org where you can find out more about The A21 Campaign and how you can get involved and
Be The Change!