Fight the Good Fight, Finish the Race

Carole Towriss Freedom 0 Comments

There are over 35 million* slaves in the world today.  Justice Ventures International is hosting the third annual 5K Walk & Run, open to all ages and athletic levels. Walkers, runners, strollers, and (leashed) dogs are all welcome to participate in this fundraiser to fight human trafficking.

Official timing is available for competitive participants, and prizes will be awarded for our top finishers, along with prizes for the top fundraisers.

All proceeds will benefit Justice Ventures International’s work to fight modern slavery in India, China, and Nepal. JVI uses these funds to find and rescue victims of human trafficking, many of whom are young girls who have been tricked and sold into a life of forced exploitation. You can help free more victims by joining the Race for Freedom.

Here are just some of the ways JVI helps fight trafficking and human bondage:

Rescue Operations to Free Children from a Sweat Shop. Children from poor, rural areas are especially vulnerable to forced labor in the textile industry. JVI works to identify and rescue children from slavery.

Rescue Operations to Free Girls from Sex-Trafficking. Young girls are routinely tricked into sexual slavery through false promises. JVI conducts studies in major red-light districts to find and rescue victims, and prosecute those responsible.

Aftercare for Survivors of Sex-Trafficking. Once rescued, survivors of sexual and physical trauma begin their road to recovery. Access to health-care and counseling, as well as job-training are critical to ensuring their sustained freedom.

Legal Advocacy on Behalf of Trafficking Victims. After a victim is rescued from forced labor, JVI collaborates with local partners to provide legal representation and advocacy services to ensure that survivors have access to their entitled benefits, and enjoy lasting freedom.

Aftercare for Survivors of Bonded Labor. Often entire families are rescued from slavery at one time. JVI provides immediate aftercare services and ongoing follow-up to ensure healing and protection from future abuse.

Large-Scale Rescue of Bonded-Labor Slaves. Generations of families become enslaved through illegal loans with outrageous interest rates and suffer threats and abuse if they refuse to work. JVI works to shut down these criminal operations, freeing hundreds from slavery in one rescue.

*Global Slavery Index

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