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  • Do you know Charlie Lamento?

    Charles Lamento, JD, hs dedicated his life to ending human trafficking and slavery.  His tri-point mission with GHNI:

    *To create a world where sex trafficking, sexual violence against children, forced slave labor, and human rights violations are non-existent. Our long-term vision is to protect and rescue the poor from violence by changing the conversation around violence against the poor at the international and national levels, expanding the number of people and institutions engaged in the fight for justice, and generating the support needed to scale the mission.

    *Slavery has been identified as a horrific problem in many villages experiencing cyclical poverty. Hopelessness and desperation often lead to extreme vulnerability for villagers to succumb to human trafficking and slave labor. And thus our trafficking and slavery prevention work creates opportunities to break these trends.

    *Our international legal team is responsible for fueling Global Hope Network International’s (GHNI) mission to bring help and hope to the hidden and hurting poor around the world – by delivering sustainable transformational community development (TCD) education and training to villagers that will empower them to find solutions so they can protect and defend themselves

    Charlie is available currently for speaking events, video sharing with groups, phone calls and meetings as he's traveling the US in January.  Please contact him at Charlie.Lamento@ghni.org.

  • You and GHNI Transform Leaders

    You may agree that empowering leaders of developing nations is essential to ending extreme poverty. The Geneva Institute of Leadership and Public Policy, Transformational Leadership Development, and the Criminal Law and Policy Center are working to solve problems, provide training, and bring transformational leaders to the next level for their area of influence.  

    By empowering leaders, we are working from the top down to impact the lives of those living in extreme poverty, those who are vulnerable to human trafficking and those impacted by a disaster or political unrest.  Will you consider offering a scholarship to a leader from one of these regions of the world today?

  • Do You Know What Slavery Is?

    Slavery occurs when one person completely controls another person, using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically, pays them little or nothing and they cannot walk away. Slavery is not simple prostitution or any situation where the individual has the option to leave. The realities of slavery are astounding:

    •Globally  24.9 million slaves•16 million forced labor•4.8 million sexual exploitation

    •71% of trafficking victims are women/girls and 29% are men/boys

    •15.4 million victims are aged 18 or older, with the number of children under age of 18 estimated at 5.5 million  (International Labor Organization (ILO) and Walk Free Foundation report Sept 2017)

    Teaching villagers about slavery prevention is part of the solution. The true solution is to end extreme poverty through TCD, thus removing vulnerability. Ending poverty ends slavery.