You don’t have to be a big leaguer to do something about human trafficking. All you have to do is join Strike Out Slavery to learn about modern-day slavery. Victims of injustice are counting on baseball fans like you to help them break free of oppression and exploitation by becoming educated. To kick start learning, get to know our global nonprofit partners or connect with one of the local nonprofits working in Washington, D.C., or Orange County.
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION
IJM fights modern slavery by working with local police to rescue victims and restrain criminals, social workers to restore the survivors to their communities and public prosecution to represent survivors in court.
OPEN GATE INTERNATIONAL
Open Gate International provides access to vocational training, mentoring and employment for survivors of modern slavery.
Polaris is leading the fight to eradicate modern-day slavery with a three-part model that systemically disrupts human trafficking. The organization also operates a national and global hotline to connect survivors to critical support.
Exodus Cry fights sexual exploitation and the sex industry by shifting culture, advocating for laws that defend those who are exploited and engaging with those who are bound in sexual exploitation.
27 Million offers support and training to organizations on the frontlines of fighting modern slavery. They create projects and opportunities for everyone to make stand in solidarity with victims.
A21 reaches victims through identification, seeks justice against captors and equips survivors to live independently with access to housing, medical treatment, counseling, employment and more.
International Sanctuary empowers those rescued from trafficking by offering medical and dental care, education, counseling, micro-loans, scholarships, employment and more.
AGAPE INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS
Agape International Missions focuses on fighting child sex trafficking in Cambodia through prevention, rescue, restoration and reintegration.
F.R.E.E. works to abolish sex and labor trafficking primarily in the United States with innovative public-private partnerships to find, restore, embrace and empower victims.
15.4 Million Victims Are Ages 18 or Older, With the Number of Children Under the Age of 18 Estimated at 5.5 Million
SOURCE: September 2017 report from the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Walk Free Foundation
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GET INVOLVED
So, you want to change the world? Start off in your community by volunteering with one of our global nonprofit partners or connect with local nonprofit organizations.
Many of our global nonprofit partners run social enterprises. Check out their websites, where you can shop for products that benefit survivors.
Tell elected officials that enough is enough! Visit our nonprofit partner sites to get action alerts and updates on legislation pertaining to human trafficking.
Donate to a global or local nonprofit to help support their on-the-ground fight against modern slavery.
Learn the telltale signs of human trafficking and speak up. If you suspect someone is being victimized, contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 888-373-7888.
Help your community learn about human trafficking by inviting one of our global nonprofit partners or another local organization to present the facts.