Gift No. 16
Rescue centers in cities and at border crossings help combat the growing tragedy of human trafficking. Gatekeeper staff are trained to recognize potentially trafficked women and girls at train stations and other transit points. They are able to intercept a victim, provide protection, and reintegrate her with her family and community.
Reaching a woman while she is still in transit is crucial due to the increased difficulty of locating and extracting someone who has already reached a brothel or has been placed in domestic servitude. Experts estimate that close to 30 million people are currently victims of this modern-day slave trade, and 80 percent of those are female.