How a Brave 12-Year-Old Girl Escaped Child Marriage
Yerosen* shudders every time she remembers that day — the last Thursday of May 2020. As much as she tries to forget the three months she spent in the hands of her abductor, the nightmare still haunts her. It probably always will.Continue Reading ›
15 Powerful Photos of the Journey From Child Slavery to Freedom
Millions of children around the world remain trapped in child labor. Ebenezer was 6 years old when he was sent to work on Lake Volta, a notorious hotbed of child slavery. These 15 powerful photos capture the injustice he faced … and his journey to freedom.Continue Reading ›
The Churches Standing Up to Child Sexual Abuse
When Compassion asked our 25 national offices which one issue they believe is most negatively impacting the children they serve, five said sexual abuse. The stories are heart-wrenching. But there are also people willing to stand up and fight for the rights of children. It takes bravery, and it often costs them. That’s why we want to highlight churches around the world who are standing up to violence against children.
5 Things That Protect Vulnerable Children From Human Trafficking
More than a third of the over 40 million people trapped in human trafficking around the world are children. But there are stories of faith, hope and freedom from child trafficking. When these five things are present, children are better protected from people trying to hurt them.
How Does Compassion Protect Sponsored Children From Abuse?
We are passionate about ensuring that children in poverty are known, loved and protected. Therefore, child protection is foundational to our ministry. That’s why we have developed, and continue to develop, robust training, policies and networks to both prevent and respond to abuse.
How One Church Is Winning the Fight Against the Sex Trade in Thailand With Soccer
At all hours of the day or night, young boys will exchange their lunch money for time in front of a computer. Captivated by the online games, they are not unlike addicts — unable and unwilling to cut the ties to the only escape they have from their challenging lives in the slums. But the game parlors hide a sinister and dangerous secret. These always-open, unsupervised establishments full of impoverished children make prime target areas for recruiters looking to pull boys and young men into the sex trade.
How Do You Fight Human Trafficking?
Daniela didn’t think she would ever be released by her kidnappers. But thanks to the actions of one church, an entire town rose up to fight human trafficking in their community.
Human Trafficking Awareness Day: What is a Child’s Life Worth?
Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. By learning the facts about this terrible crime against humanity, you can be the change for exploited children around the world.
Compassion Isn’t a Chick Thing
Christine Caine, founder of the anti-human trafficking organization A2, answers the question, “What is the church’s role when it comes to compassion and justice?”
Preventing Child Abuse Before it Starts
This video is about child abuse, exploitation, prostitution and trafficking. So why are these children smiling?
Human Trafficking Awareness: Time to Pray and Act
Let the pain of trafficking around the world seep into your heart. Then channel your outrage at injustice – pray and act.
“Thank You for Noticing Me.”
All people have the need to feel valued and cared for. If we are willing to open our hearts to those cries, our world could be changed — one person at a time.