Human Exploitation

Human trafficking is the fastest growing form of international crime worth around $32 billion a year. An estimated 600,000 – 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year with more trafficked within their own countries. The Government estimates there could be as many as 10,000 -13,000 men, women and children in modern day slavery in the UK each year. Deceived, threatened and abused, trafficked people are forced into prostitution, exploitative labour, domestic servitude and other forms of exploitation, all for the financial gain of those who take advantage of them.

Exploitation within the commercial sex industry affects some of the most vulnerable in our society. With many people first getting involved at a young age, the violence, drug dependency and chaotic lifestyle make it difficult to exit without support.  The demand for commercial sexual services also fuels the trafficking of people for sexual exploitation.

We believe that every person is made in the image of God. Human trafficking, modern day slavery and exploitation in the commercial sex industry are violations of that fundamental truth. As Christians, God calls us to bring freedom and restoration to those who are oppressed and ill-treated as a sign of our commitment to Him.

Since 2006 we have been pressing for change in laws and Government policies within the UK Parliaments and Assemblies.

' Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? '

Isaiah 58:6 (NIV)