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The Problem: Violence

In the developing world, violence is an everyday threat.
It’s as much a part of poverty, as hunger, disease or malnutrition.

Work Isn’t Safe

Nearly 30 million children, women and men are held as slaves.

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Children Aren’t Safe

Nearly 2 million children are exploited in the commercial sex industry. For millions more, sexual violence is a part of childhood.

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Instead of teaching their children to run to the police for help, parents must teach them to run from the police to stay safe.

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Home Isn’t Safe

Millions of vulnerable widows and orphans live in fear of being chased away from their rightful homes by more powerful neighbours.

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What if you called the police and no one came to help you? What if there was no way to get justice if someone harmed you or your children? What if violent criminals in your neighbourhood had no fear at all of being stopped or caught?

According to the United Nations, justice systems in the developing world are so broken that the majority of poor people – an estimated four billion – live life “far from the law’s protection.”

The poor are so vulnerable because their justice systems

– police, courts and laws – don’t protect them from violent people.