Anti-Human Trafficking

Bright Hope believes that equipping the local, in-country church is the critical element needed to combat human trafficking. In India, our church partners identified victims of exploitation, facilitated rescues and provided physical and spiritual restoration, education and job training. Although our work in India is currently in transition, people all over the world are vulnerable to the evils of human trafficking. Our work through our church partners help combat this issue by providing strategic avenues for churches to reach out to the vulnerable in the community.

35.8 million

people are victims of human trafficking.

80%

of all human trafficking victims are women and girls.

$150 billion

in illegal profits are made through forced labor each year.

“They will know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslaved them.”


- Ezekiel 34:27

“The victims of modern slavery have many faces. They are men and women, adults and children. Yet, all are denied basic human dignity and freedom. Victims can be abused in their own countries, or find themselves far from home and vulnerable. Whether they are trapped in forced sexual or labor exploitation, human trafficking victims cannot walk away, but are held in service through force, threats, and fear. All too often suffering from horrible physical and sexual abuse, it is hard for them to imagine that there might be a place of refuge.”

- Official United States of America Presidential Proclamation

Your generous gift of any amount will help fight poverty in communities where trafficking can steal dignity and the lives from men, women, and children.

 

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A Walk Through the City in India

A Walk Through the City in India

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Envision a bustling street in India, teeming with life. The smells are unusual, some pleasant, some challenging. Jostling foot traffic mixes with vehicles of all shapes and sizes—bicycles, rumbling diesel trucks, motorcycles with whole families aboard, even ox carts. Along the road, open sided stalls and vendors sell fruit and sizzling food in endless variety. Cows and dogs wander aimlessly. People. Noise. Confusion. 


Together, We Can Break the Chains of Poverty!

Together, We Can Break the Chains of Poverty!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hoffman Estates, IL – On Sunday, May 24 the Bright Hope Cycling Team will begin their 40-day, 3,000 mile cycling tour across America to Break the Chains of poverty.
 


Marah Finds Faith After Being Trafficked

Marah Finds Faith After Being Trafficked

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Northern India At five years old, Marah was sold into sex trafficking by her family’s servant who was supposed to take her to school. She was sold to a brothel, and for ten years Marah experienced constant sexual, physical, and emotional abuse.