The modern day slave and human trafficking trade continues to grow in EVERY COUNTRY OF THE WORLD, enslaving more than an estimated 45 MILLION HUMAN BEINGS (the highest than at any point in human history) and making it the SECOND LARGEST, MOST PROFITABLE ILLEGAL ‘INDUSTRY’ to exist.
The majority of the enslaved are women and children, exploited, coerced, threatened, drugged and abused to undergo such forms of exploitation as forced prostitution, domestic servitude, lifelong debt bondage, forced marriage and forced organ removal.
Meanwhile, a staggering spectrum of violence and dehumanisation continues to threaten and impede the lives, health, legal standing and safety of women and girls around the globe. From denying girls an education and dismantling women’s legal human rights to physical disfigurement and rape, women and girls the world over continue to be the most vulnerable and most abused members of any given society.
In order to combat the global epidemic of gender-based violence and highlight positive ways of tackling human trafficking, Making Herstory lends its support to overseas organisations where our resources allow.
Previous works and projects supported include:
SHEROES HANGOUT CAFE, INDIA
In partnership with Wishful Smiles, Making Herstory hosted a photography exhibition to raise funds for the Chhanv Foundation’s ‘Sheroes Hangout Cafe’. Situated in Agra, India, just a few minutes away from the Taj Mahal, this phenomenal business is managed and delivered by survivors of acid attacks.
It is truly the first of its kind, giving women usually hidden from society, a space in which to be recognised as empowered women who will not be silenced by their perpetrators. To find out more, see HERE.
DESTINY REFLECTIONS, INDIA
Located in Kolkata, India, the Destiny Foundation works to end human trafficking and slavery in the region. It not only saves young girls from being trafficked and sold into the sex trade, but actively recruits women from nearby shelters and brothels to give them rehabilitation, training and new employment opportunities so they never have to work in the prostitution trade ever again.
Making Herstory is proud to have supported this project through raising funds in a one-off event and selling some of the beautiful goods made by survivors. A brochure of their products can be found HERE.
If you would like Making Herstory to support a one-off event for an anti-trafficking or anti-abuse organisation overseas,
please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.