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Anti-trafficking

Modern-day slavery is sadly still a reality of the contemporary world. It comes in many different forms, some of the most common being: sex slavery, child soldiers, debt bondage, sweatshop labour, agricultural labour and organ harvesting.

Despite being illegal in every country, human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar market with an estimated 30million people currently enslaved (Not for Sale, 2015). Rape, violence, torture, forced abortions, manipulation and isolation are common afflictions amongst victims of the trade as they are abducted and sold into industries of hospitality, manufacturing, domestic work, armed forces and food production. Although the rising statistics are disheartening, they can be reversed. WRA supports projects which counteract abusive chains of command and restore victims back to a prosperous and dignified life.

Child Soldier Reintegration
  • Category: Anti-trafficking
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Adolescents
  • Country: Colombia

Child Soldier Reintegration

Upon a backdrop of domestic violence, unemployment, gang crime and an endemic black-market of illicit substances, armed conflict has been tearing Colombia apart for some decades.  Sadly, many families have been caught up in the crossfire and it is not only adults who have taken up arms.

Exploitation Recovery and Reintegration
  • Category: Anti-trafficking, Child protection
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Displaced people, Marginalised people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Cambodia

Exploitation Recovery and Reintegration

Cambodia is a source, transit and destination country for human trafficking.  Every year, thousands of men, women and children are sold by organized crime syndicates in Karaoke bars, massage parlours, street vendors, brick factories and brothels.

Female Empowerment
  • Category: Anti-trafficking, Child protection, Female empowerment, Life / Vocational Skilling, Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Thailand

Female Empowerment

For years Thailand has unofficially been labeled the sex tourism capital of Asia, with Pattaya its most notorious hotspot, closely followed by the red-light districts of Bangkok and an assortment of nightclubs in Phuket.

Female Empowerment and Reintegration – Restoration Following Commercial Sexual Exploitation
  • Category: Female empowerment
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Cambodia

Female Empowerment and Reintegration – Restoration Following Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Due to a history of violence and a compromised capacity for law and order, issues of commercial sexual exploitation, rape and gender inequality run rampant in Cambodia.  ‘Bauk’ (premeditated gang rape) is on the rise and recent studies show that 1 in 5 Cambodian men aged 18-49 have admitted to sexual abuse.

Holistic Community Development
  • Category: Anti-trafficking, Education, Environment, Health
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Children
  • Country: India

Holistic Community Development

In Southern India we have a project underway to improve access to health services, education and community support.  The region has many of the social issues typical of a developing nation including poor health, employment insecurity, domestic violence, uncontrolled crime, lack of opportunity for higher study, personal debt and high suicide rates. 

Jogini Rehabilitation
  • Category: Anti-trafficking, Child protection, Education, Health
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Marginalised people
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: India

Jogini Rehabilitation

The Jogini tradition has been part of southern Indian life for many centuries.  It is recognised as a form of modern day slavery whereby girls as young as 4 years-old are dedicated in marriage to a local deity and must then prostitute themselves to men as an act of worship.

Wartime Sexual Violence
  • Category: Anti-trafficking
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Children
  • Country: Colombia

Wartime Sexual Violence

Over decades of civil conflict and gang warfare, the alarmingly high prevalence of sexual violence has been critically overlooked and downplayed in Colombia.  Rape, involuntary prostitution, unplanned pregnancy and forced abortion is commonplace.