Mission and Purpose
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” – Wilber Wilberforce
According to the most conservative estimates there are over 20 million people worldwide trapped in the horrors of modern-day slavery. Some statistics put the number closer to 40 million. Millions of these are children who are either victims of the sex trade or forced labor. No moral, feeling person should be ignorant of these facts. However, when faced with the sheer magnitude of this issue, many people become paralyzed and find it easier to turn away because they don’t know how to help. That’s where we come in.
Voices of Justice exists to “empower, inspire, and release voices in the fight against human trafficking.” We believe every single voice matters in the fight against human trafficking and we want to help you find yours.
Through our quarterly digital magazine, our blog, and various other resources, we want to equip and inspire readers to not only find their voice–but to use it! In addition to the inspiring stories of our contributors, we provide information and suggestions on real-time opportunities to get involved. When you do, we want to hear from you. We are always looking for stories of those who “use what’s in their hand” to make a difference and feature them regularly in our magazine. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. We can help you find your “something.”
We also understand the challenges faced by those who are on the frontlines of this battle every single day, year after year. In addition to helping people find their voice initially, we want to strengthen and encourage the voices of those who have been doing what they can, and often giving all they have, for years. Voices of Justice provides an outlet for the voices of these frontline heros to be heard by those outside of their normal spheres of influence. In addition to providing a place for them to tell their stories, our intention in the days ahead is to build resources specifically designed to encourage these committed freedom fighters and to help connect them with others who share their passion and struggles. Look for more information on The Journey to Justice page soon.
Finally, our ultimate goal is to see the voiceless—the victims of human trafficking—have their voices fully restored. We don’t just want to be a voice for the voiceless, we want to empower survivors to tell their own stories. Whether it is by providing room in our publications to share their stories, or by doing our part to contribute to global abolition efforts, we won’t be silent until every voice is restored and every voice is heard.
Because every voice matters.