Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the extent of human trafficking?
It is impossible to put an accurate figure on human trafficking but the best global estimate, the Global Estimates of Modern Slavery report, says there are more than 40 million people enslaved today. It is a global crime, affecting almost every country and to the criminal networks responsible, it is worth tens of billions of dollars every year.
- Isn't the main issue one of demand?
Demand is a crucial factor. We do need to change attitudes, cultures and behaviours. That is one aspect, and a longer-term ambition.
We also need to save people who have been trafficked today. We cannot wait until we change attitudes on a global scale to save people.
Trafficking is extremely complex and therefore requires a sophisticated response. It is going to be ended in the long term through a multi-pronged approach. This involves undermining the business model, changing legislation and saving lives.
- What are your overall objectives?
Every captive free. Every perpetrator brought to justice.
By bringing together specialists, we work to prevent slavery, to release and care for victims, to uncover and dismantle criminal networks and to spark systemic change.
We build powerful partnerships. We work alongside governments, officials and agencies around the world. Our vision will only be achieved when we share our experience and offer our support to one another.
We are up to the challenge. We are fearless in the fight against the injustice that exists. We dare to see a different world and are pioneering in our pursuit of justice for criminal networks and freedom for captives.
We know what we’re doing. We know the work we do changes lives. We have the best people, the knowledge, the strategic nous and the highest standards in delivering processes and plans that bring systemic change.
We are steadfast in our goals. We are committed. This is not a short term project, we are in this for the long haul. We are full of hope, celebrating our successes while never losing sight of the next goal.
- Is Justice and Care one charity or a collection of charities?
Justice and Care is a global partnership of charities based in the UK, Romania, India, Bangladesh, Thailand and the United States.
We also believe that, as slavery is a local issue, it demands a local response. We empower local organisations who then work together on a global level.
- How does Justice and Care work on the ground with other organisations?
We work with other organisations, statutory and non-statutory, across our work. This includes working with community-based organisations to prevent trafficking, with government and privately run shelter homes and with educational institutions in regards to research. We also partner with technical skills development organisations to integrate their services into our aftercare programs.
We are also developing a network of like-minded organisations, aimed at working together globally to fight slavery and learn from one another.
- Do you honestly believe you can end human trafficking?
We believe we can see an end to trafficking with the right global strategy and partnerships in place.
- How has your work been affected by charity regulation in India?
The Indian Government has restricted thousands of charities from receiving overseas funding, Justice and Care included.
Fortunately steps to help make our Indian operation more self-sustainable mean that we have every confidence for the work moving forward.
We will continue to work with the incredible team in India strategically and also in the sharing of good practice.