At PACT, we believe that prevention is the key to ending child trafficking. While victim services are important for helping those who have been affected by trafficking, we know that the most effective way to stop this crime is to prevent it from happening in the first place. That's why we focus our efforts on educating and empowering young people to recognize the signs of trafficking and take action to protect themselves and their peers.
Prevention is important because it addresses the root causes of trafficking, such as poverty, lack of education, and social inequality. By providing education and resources to vulnerable communities, we can reduce the risk of trafficking and empower young people to make informed decisions about their lives. Prevention efforts also help to change the culture and social norms that enable trafficking to thrive, creating a safer and more equitable world for all.
At PACT, we use a peer-to-peer education approach to prevention, working with young people to teach them how to detect, defend, and disrupt predators in their own environment. We also collaborate with other organizations and government agencies to advocate for policies that prioritize prevention efforts and support survivors of trafficking.
If you believe in the power of prevention, we encourage you to get involved in our mission to end child trafficking. Together, we can create a world where all children are safe and free.