PREVENT HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Human trafficking is the second largest illegal business in the world—surpassed only by the illegal arms trade. Each year, millions of people live in slavery across the globe.
While rescue and restoration from trafficking are important, HOPE61 believes the best long-term solution, and the only one that influences those trafficked as well as traffickers and buyers, is for church and community leaders worldwide to address vulnerabilities within their communities, with the ultimate goal of bringing those who are vulnerable into a relationship with Jesus, helping them know their true worth.
HOPE61 helps prevent four key trafficking areas…
HOPE61, a ministry of One Mission Society (OMS), fights human trafficking through prevention. Inspired by Isaiah 61:1, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound,” HOPE61 seeks to prevent human trafficking by training community leaders to address the vulnerabilities and risk factors within a community that lead to human trafficking. Through teaching community leaders to leverage sustainable resources, HOPE61 helps offset risk and restore dignity for those most at risk of being trafficked, traffickers, and buyers.
HOPE61’s prevention method consists of two types of training: ENGAGE and MULTIPLY.
The one-day ENGAGE training equips church leaders around the world in collaborative training sessions to develop a plan, based on their God-given talents, abilities, and resources, to identify and minister to those in their communities who are vulnerable to becoming involved in the problem.
This training focuses on five components:
Education and awareness—HOPE61 explains in detail the four types of trafficking.
Why the church should be involved—HOPE61 discusses holistic ministry and walks attendees through Scripture verses that address the church and community.
Asset and ability mapping—HOPE61 helps attendees determine what gifts and skills their church possesses to reduce vulnerability.
Assessment of vulnerability—HOPE61 examines with attendees what specific vulnerabilities those in their community might be facing.
Creating an action plan—Attendees determine their next steps to actively address vulnerabilities in their communities using their skills and resources.
In the MULTIPLY training, attendees are equipped to teach the ENGAGE material to other leaders within the community. They can then conduct further HOPE61 trainings for church leaders, multiplying HOPE61’s reach around the world. Because the focus is on training, the HOPE61 approach is highly reproducible and sustainable.
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