Blog: Slavery Prevention

The Fight Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Because of you, over the past year our international legal team has continued to steadily advance our
human trafficking advocacy initiatives to increase help and hope to the hidden/hurting poor around the
world, by delivering transformational community development training to villagers in developing
countries so they can protect and defend themselves from human traffickers including the following:


Slavery Prevention Update

Dear friends and partners,

Charlie Lamento here, writing to you from Indonesia, where we were invited to conduct an anti-trafficking assessment of the Indonesian legal system with government officials, lawyers,


Human Trafficking Prevention Update - Fall 2018

Since the inception of our Criminal Law Policy & Training Center, our legal team has achieved some incredible milestones, including the following:
  • Advising the European Parliament on preventing and combating human trafficking and protecting victims.
  • Helping to shape human trafficking and child sex abuse legislation in the Czech Republic, Taiwan, Norway, Switzerland, South Africa, and European Parliament, whose laws have binding effects on 28 EU member countries.

Ending Poverty and Slavery Together

This article comes from Richmond Justice Initiative in Richmond, Virginia. RJI's mission is to educate, equip and mobilize communities with the tools needed to be a force in the global movement to end human trafficking.

Yes, Slavery Still Exists

By: Zoya Wazir

At the beginning of man, we were simpler creatures. Men and women hunted and gathered alongside one another without the question of equality and liberty interjecting into their life’s purpose: survival. However, with the development of small communities which turned to more complex civilizations, our priorities expanded and we suddenly wanted more than to simply survive -- we wanted to thrive. Therefore, man began to enslave one another and the once simple quest for life turned into a quest for something much more dangerous: a quest for power.

An Inside Look at Slavery Prevention

Authored By: Kiran Karki, GHNI Nepal National Leader

Edited By: GHNI Staff, US


There is a big problem of human trafficking in Nepal. There are dozens of NGOs working in this sector to eliminate it, but the problem is increasing day by day.  It is reported that after the big 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015 the problem became the worst it’s ever been in the rural areas of Nepal.

Literacy and Slavery Prevention

By: Annakerina Rincon

There are a number of complex factors that play a role in the chain of modern slavery. People who fall victims to modern slavery, such as bonded labor, often come from impoverished backgrounds and have very few resources available to them. Many of these people, for example, do not know how to read or write, and consequently often become targets of traffickers who

force them to sign labor contracts and other documents they cannot read. It is evident, then, that literacy, and access to education are important tools in preventing slavery in the long run.

How GHNI Works to Prevent Human Trafficking

By: Dee Rivers

The Numbers: 21 to 36 million people are enslaved worldwide. 

The population most vulnerable to pernicious predators are refugees.

By:Dee Rivers

As you read this, in the cauldron of human crisis that is Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq, 862,000 souls -- over three-quarters-of-a-million mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, little boys and little girls are victims of human trafficking. Theirs is a lightless world, darkened by the disappearance of right and wrong.

The population most vulnerable to pernicious predators are refugees.

They are snatched from roads as they flee homeland tribulation.

Preventing Slavery by Reducing Vulnerability

By, Bethany Marinelli

With 35.8 million people in slavery worldwide, it’s not surprising that as we work to end extreme poverty we’ve come across slavery as a major obstacle villagers needed to overcome to break the cycle. After much research and spending time with villagers, it became apparent that it wasn’t slavery that began their extreme poverty, but that their extreme poverty made them more vulnerable to slavery. Therefore the solution became clear - ending extreme poverty ends slavery.