Women and children are especially vulnerable to this form of commercialization. Although every person can be at risk, according to the International Labour Organization, it is estimated that of the 20.9 million victims of trafficking globally, 26% of them are children, and 55% are women and girls. According to ILO, traffickers are making $150 billion a year from these forms of slavery. Traffickers use all forms of manipulation and fear, including violence and threat of violence, deceit, debt bondage, shaming, threatening family members and many many other manipulative tactics to force the results they want from their unwilling victims.
What We Do to Abolish Human Trafficking:
SHEROES United’s mission is two-fold. The first is to develop programs worldwide where every community has preventative education and empowerment programs for children and women in their own back yards. In addition, SHEROES reaches out worldwide to share evidence, legislation that works, patterns, threats, crises and especially, solutions.
Prevention Programs: SHEROES United has currently begun running pilot programs with an accredited training program to PREVENT human trafficking among high-school students, high-risk youth populations, adult and juvenile transition centers (before and after jail/prison), halfway houses and so many more. We would love you to get involved, donate, or become accredited to present the personal education and leadership program in your region of the world. Please contact us with questions and for more information.
SHEROES Forum: We are collecting stories of victorious women who have overcome the trauma and abuse of human trafficking, and who continue to thrive and be incredible role models to other women, children and more.