Human Trafficking – Justice Acts – Projects Community Transformations work with

“Lord I know you know the hopes of the helpless.
Surely you will listen to their cries and comfort them.
You will b

ring justice to the orphan
And the oppressed,
So people can no longer terrify them.”
Psalm 10:17,18

An estimated 40,000 to 100,000 people will be trafficked into South Africa for the 2010 World Cup!

IOM international and the US State Depart.

Trafficking Stats

  • 27 Million people have been victims of Human Trafficking
    – Bales, 2004 and www.notforsalecampaign.org
  • 1 to 2 Million Per Year
    – US. Dept of State and Unicef
  • Most Trafficking Victims are Girls between 5 to 15 years of age
    – Unicef
  • 1.2 Million Children are Trafficked Annually
    – Unicef
  • 1/2 of those Children are African
    – World Hope Int’l, 2008
  • It is a $33.9 Billion (U.S.) or 257 Billion Rand Industry
    – Belser, 2006

We are a network of believers working in practical ways to combat human trafficking in South Africa. Justice [ACTS] is a YWAM (Youth With A Mission) headed mission that is networked with many other organizations and local churches who are actively involved in the more “at risk” communities within South Africa. In our group we have trained counselors, social workers, an in-house media production company, journalists, and photographers. We have discovered that as far as human trafficking prevention, Traffick Proof seems to be the only tool of its kind in South Africa. Organizations, individuals and churches of all kinds are contacting us to train them to present Traffick Proof and get involved in fighting human trafficking. Our network expands daily, and is beginning to reach across the nation.

Justice Acts’ strategy to combat human trafficking is made up of three phases: Human Trafficking Prevention through Traffick Proof, Victim Assistance, and World Cup Mobilization. Currently we are well into phase one and are laying foundations for phase two and three by developing strategies and networks, doing research, recruiting and raising monies, and involvement with the “at risk” and traf?cked persons, etc. Clickhere for a more complete breakdown of our three phases plan.

One Comment on “Human Trafficking – Justice Acts – Projects Community Transformations work with

  1. I have found your website while searching for organisations addressing the problem of Human Trafficking and wonder if anyone reading this might be interested in our education and awareness raising lessons?

    We are a British registered charity, Thare Machi Education, publishing very simple audio-visual lessons in the regional languages of some of the poorest people in the world. Our latest ‘lesson’ specifically addresses the issue of Human Trafficking and has been especially produced for a South African audience in the run up to the World Cup. It is currently only available in English but we are keen to work with partners who might want to provide this material in other languages and we are happy to help facilitate this.

    The other topics cover basic health and life skills subjects such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, Safe water, Childcare. The lessons are published on DVD discs and we have been using small portable DVD players which can charge from a car battery and can be connected to larger screens or projectors as needed. The DVDs also run on regular DVD players with TV screens and on computers. We can supply relevant DVD lessons FREE of charge to grass roots projects.

    The discs are being used by a wide variety of community groups in over 12 different countries in Africa and Asia. The format does not need any training or previous experience of technology and students do not need to be able read or write – we are targeting the lessons at the world’s poorest people on the basis that very simple messages can really help change people’s lives. A list of all 29 lesson topics and the languages currently available, as well as drafts of the English language scripts for all the lessons, is on our website at http://www.tme.org.uk. You can also see the discs in operation and feedback from users.

    We have worked hard to produce the lessons and the various language recordings. We are now looking at cost effective ways of distributing and making these discs more widely available to the people who most need them. One of the ways of doing this is to work in win:win partnerships with other organisations who are delivering services where these lessons would complement their existing work. We would like to find fruitful ways of working together to ensure that these life-saving messages get to the people who so desperately need them.

    I look forward to hearing from you. Libby Brayshaw TME Partnerships

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