Commercial Sexual Exploitation
We believe people were made for purpose, not purchase. Exploitation within the sex industry affects some of the most vulnerable in our society. CARE is working for better laws to protect them.
As Christians, we are called to bring freedom and restoration to those who are oppressed and abused in the commercial sex trade. We are working for laws that will end the demand for exploitation and human trafficking, and help individuals to exit prostitution.
Let’s build a society where no one is for sale, where vulnerable people do not feel prostitution is their only choice, and where those in prostitution are genuinely supported and helped to rebuild their lives.
Human trafficking, modern day slavery and exploitation in the commercial sex industry are some of the grossest violations of human dignity. As Christians, God calls us to bring freedom and restoration to those who are oppressed and ill-treated as a sign of our commitment to Him.
Northern Ireland has a rich history of leading the way in the advancement of human trafficking laws. The 2015 Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) was ground-breaking legislation and represented the first anti-trafficking laws in NI, with CARE acting as the principle advisor to Lord Morrow who took the Bill through the Assembly. CARE has continued to lobby the NI Assembly and advocate for meaningful change to Human Trafficking laws, recently with the Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill. CARE NI gave oral evidence to the Justice Committee and called for the introduction of new offence for those suspected of trafficking and 12 months statutory support for confirmed victims of human trafficking. Once again making NI a leader in the provision of human trafficking legislation.
CARE believes that every person is made in the image of God and that human trafficking is a violation of that fundamental truth. CARE has been working since 2006 for change through advocacy within the UK Parliaments and Assemblies and in Europe.
Reducing modern slavery starts with putting the needs of victims first. Join us in working to tackle demand for human trafficking, advocating for a longer period of support for victims, and for improved victim care – particularly for children.