EFN is excited to announce the release of a new report focussing on national referral mechanisms. The data for this report was gathered at the 2022 Bridge Conference in Sarajevo. The report focuses on the experiences of EFN organisations when collaborating and contributing to the national referral mechanisms. The report discusses how organisations understand the role of NRMs and how collaboration is negotiated. Finally, the report concludes with a list of recommendations for the Christian anti-trafficking community and their continual work within NRM systems.
The following list of curated resources have been compiled for the World Without Orphans Europe "Journeying Together" in 2023. Abolishion 30 day course on human trafficking - This course on human trafficking sends you an email a day for 30 days and explains the basics on human trafficking and what you can do about [...]
There are over 50 million people in modern slavery today. It is estimated that 21 million people are caught in situations of forced labour or exploitation. Forced labour and human rights abuses of workers are endemic across several sectors of the global economy, like textile, industry, new technologies, construction work, minerals extraction, etc.. Due diligence is first and foremost, a moral obligation on businesses, especially with global activities, to check their supply chains in order to prevent voluntary or involuntary adverse effects on human, social and environmental rights.
In this brief article, I would like to make two points which I hope will persuade Christians that modern-day slavery is the concern of every one of us, and that we all should be doing whatever we can to work against it. The Bible makes it very clear that God takes bringing freedom and justice to the vulnerable very seriously indeed and that he expects his people to do the same. His desire that human beings should be able to live free and dignified lives is a thread which goes throughout the whole of the Bible.
The Parent Resource is designed to help equip and empower parents with practical tools to engage in meaningful conversations around tough topics like: trafficking; sex; pornography and grooming; in a healthy, relevant, safe and age appropriate manner.
The European Commission released its strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings for 2021-205 on April 14, 2021.
Walk Into Freedom: Christian Outreach to People Involved in Commercial Sexual Exploitation | Ruth Robb & Marion Carson
Walk into Freedom is a practical manual for Christians who want to enable people to leave commercial sexual exploitation. The result of decades of experience, it will guide you through the stages of building up a ministry, from initial street outreach to establish ing a charity. Grounded in Biblical teaching throughout, it provides essential training material on teamwork, health, trauma, addiction and recovery, exiting, discipleship and spirituality.
Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help offers a practical approach to engaging the Bible and mental health principles to find God’s healing for wounds of the heart. “Healing the Wounds of Trauma”, together with its Facilitator’s Guide, offers a simple method of “therapy”. It brings a group of people together in a safe place, where they can help each other heal. It is a holistic and Bible-based approach to helping people heal from trauma that recognizes that trauma affects every part of a person: mind, body, and spirit. Lessons use art, stories, activities and questions to help people engage deeply with themselves, with God, and with each other.
A face can tell a million stories and over the years humanitarian campaigns have relied on the use of imagery to raise awareness, raise funds and mobilise support. Over time a very strong link has developed between humanitarian assistance and imagery. In particular, the faces of victims are often used as part of victims’ voice to communicate their stories or a means to reinforce a message. This “humanitarian narrative” has been and continues to be used to bridge the distance between the victim and the audience, allowing the stories to be heard and making the stories more accessible. Using victims’ images and often, the misuse of such images, raise important ethical questions. Hence, one must evaluate closely whether such use is acceptable and that the victims’ best interest should be the primary consideration and their autonomy and rights must be respected at all times.
Understanding similarities and differences between faith-based and non-faith-based anti-trafficking NGOs with Recommendations for Improved Partnership and Effectiveness. This study contributes knowledge about anti-trafficking faith-based and non-faith-based NGOs—how they compare in their goals and mission, why they do what they do, the care philosophies and services that they have, and how they can work together. This report is based on research conducted in Cambodia on anti-trafficking Christian faith-based organisations (FBOs) and non-faith-based NGOs, as well as collaboration after the study to present the findings (with recommendations) in an accessible and helpful way to a global audience of anti-trafficking professionals.