Young women and girls forced into prostitution? Invisible. Men forced to do dangerous and tiring work for little or no reward? Invisible. Children worked to exhaustion and vulnerable to abuse? Invisible.
Here in Guatemala, ITEMP works directly with victims of human trafficking. However, we also try to raise awareness about trafficking in a country where human rights are routinely violated. Lately, we've been reaching out to trafficking victims and educating the general public through weekly radio spots. Many families in Guatemala--especially the poorest, most at-risk ones--don't have a TV or read the newspaper. Radio is their connection to the world.
Did you know that more than 2.5 million people are human trafficking victims right now? That’s a lot of invisible people.
Today, on International Human Rights Day, do what’s right: help us restore the rights and dignity of human trafficking victims. Stand up for the millions of invisible slaves in our modern world with your donation.
ITEMP helped Ana, Gabriela, Carlos, Jose and Maria fight for their rights. We provided them with safe housing, medical and psychological care, social and legal assistance, and education. Education is the key for vulnerable children to break out of generational poverty, learn their rights and become less of a target for human traffickers.
Human trafficking is a crime that shames us all and violates basic human rights. This is why we work to prevent, rescue, recover and rehabilitate human trafficking victims. So today, on International Human Rights Day, do what’s right: help us give trafficking victims a voice. Help us give them their lives back!
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