Filtered by: Human trafficking <Back to previous page Bible study: Joseph – human trafficking survivorThe Bible was written thousands of years ago but it has much to say about what we might see as a modern problem: human trafficking. We will look specifically at the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis, chapters 37–50. Born to fly: from fear to freedomThe Born to Fly Project is a child trafficking prevention programme that educates children and their parents about the dangers of child trafficking. The aim is to educate children and teenagers about the lies that traffickers use – and help them to make a commitment not to be trafficked. Bringing justice, influencing the powerfulMany of the problems we address in advocacy work arise because of abuse of power. Usually, in trafficking situations, traffickers have gained power because they have used force, violence, bribery or coercion to get what they want. Case study: A journey of hope turns to despair Amran is a mother of eight from the Horn of Africa. Two years ago, her son embarked on a journey to Europe, trying to find a better life. But he fell prey to traffickers. Amran tells her story in her own words. Footsteps 96 - Human trafficking We know that human trafficking happens all over the world. You may live in a region where you see its effects clearly every day or it may be more of a hidden problem. Lies traffickers tellMany communities who are at risk of trafficking have low levels of literacy. Communicating through pictures is an effective way to raise awareness about the lies which traffickers use to trick people. Mobilising cities to protect children and young people It started with small steps in 2011, when the Bola na Rede (‘Ball in the Net’) campaign was dreamed up and planned. The movement grew. By summer 2014, the campaign involved more than 300 churches, dozens of organisations and hundreds of individuals. Preventing trafficking in CambodiaPoverty is the main cause of human trafficking in Cambodia. If a family is poor, it is very vulnerable to trafficking, especially if family members have not had much education. ResourcesA selection of books, websites and training material on the subject of human trafficking. The dream that became a nightmareFootsteps had the privilege of interviewing a woman who had been trafficked from Kampala with false promises of work in Asia. She agreed to share her story, in the hope that others would be warned of the dangers and be protected from the harm she suffered. What is Human Trafficking?Human trafficking is the transporting or abduction of people for the purposes of exploitation, using coercion, fraud or deception. Trafficking happens in nearly every country in the world. Most victims are trafficked close to home, within their country or region of origin, and their exploiters are often fellow citizens.