Free online prevention course now available to all South Africans in partnership with Hope Risen and SSC Equity Training
Human Trafficking thrives in secrecy, the less people know about it and the fewer who believe that it’s happening, the easier it is for traffickers to carry out their activities.
Human trafficking is a serious human rights violation whereby people are being sold on a daily basis as commodities, sometimes for less than one would pay for a cup of coffee.
What do the statistics say?
South Africa is a SOURCE, TRANSIT and DESTINATION country for victims of trafficking. While there are no official (or accurate) statistics available, it is estimated that 30,000 children are being prostituted in South Africa with half of them younger than 14 years; some even as young as 4; Johannesburg has up to 10,000 child prostitutes; Up to 1,000 girls are trafficked to South Africa from Mozambique each year; The Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Limpopo are the main “recruitment” areas for victims of human trafficking. (Source: World Hope South Africa, schools curriculum)
Join Hope Risen in putting an end to modern day slavery
Hope Risen is an organisation which works towards ending Human Trafficking and Exploitation through Prevention, Intervention, Restoration and Re-integration.
The foundation does this through careful, compassionate and strategic planning providing the best solutions and creating sustainable efforts in partnership with those locally and globally.
Awareness & prevention
Hope Risen educates the public on the inner-workings of the Human Trafficking industry, both to arm people with the knowledge that can protect them from this fate, and to dismantle the systems that drive trafficking.
Hope Risen in partnership with SSC Equity Training also created a free online course for South Africans on Human Trafficking. Visit www.ssctraining.co.za for more information on this course.
Rescue & intervention
The process to rescue trafficking victims requires the co-operation of many different players who piece together clues, follow up on leads, match missing person reports with suspicious activity and tracking moving targets in a secretive underground world.
In order to identify and respond rapidly to emerging cases, we have a team of specialists who we work with, including investigators, forensic specialists, social workers, police officers, law enforcement and partner organisations, whom together form part of a rapid response unit, and conduct ongoing investigations into possible trafficking cases.
Restoration & reintegration
Once out of danger and in Safe Houses, the survivors are taken through an extended programme to bring healing and hope, while equipping them on a practical level for reintegration into society.
A team of trained and experienced counsellors, social workers and professionals work with the survivors through this journey. They are provided with trauma counselling and therapy, and guided towards rediscovery of their value, autonomy and purpose.
Call Hope Risen in Gauteng: 071 183 9201 / Western Cape: 064 974 5007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a victim of or suspect human trafficking and/or sexual exploitation.
How can you help?
You can donate https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/hoperisen, become a volunteer, Cycle for Hope or support as part of your Corporate Social Responsibility Programme.
Awareness is a huge need in South Africa — the average South African doesn’t know that Human Trafficking is a problem in our country. Email email@example.com for more details on our Anti-Human Trafficking Workshops.
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