Since 2016, the Young Living Foundation has been committed to helping victims of abuse and survivors of labor and sexual exploitation. Modern slavery is a complex issue, and thus requires a multi-dimensional approach. We partner with programs that tackle prevention, rescue, recovery, reintegration, and policy reform—with the ultimate goal of enabling freedom, healing, and sustainable independence.
Your involvement has allowed us to increasingly build a world free from slavery where no human is bought or sold. Examples of forms of exploitation we are committed to help eradicate include: domestic servitude, forced labor, child abuse, sex trafficking, forced marriage, debt bondage, and forced street begging.
Participants trained on human trafficking prevention and awareness
Survivors provided with aftercare support
Survivors returned to family-based care
*Current numbers are from 2017 through May 2022 and are updated semi-annually.
40.3 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery, including 24.9 million in forced labor and 15.4 million in forced marriage.
Traffickers make $150 billion a year selling humans—that’s over $4,750 per second.
25 percent of victims of modern slavery are children under the age of 18.
Women and girls account for 99% of victims in the commercial sex industry.
We support self-help groups and community education initiatives so at-risk individuals can protect themselves and their family members from human traffickers.
We fund outreach programs, allowing social workers to work in high-risk areas to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking.
We help our partners provide victim support, housing, therapy, catch-up education, employment opportunities, and reintegration for victims of exploitation.
“I would like to become an expert in social work. Most of all, I want to become a person who helps with matters relating to society. Each person has their own dream, and they need others to help them achieve it. Without help from others, I would not be who I am right now.”
– Chanmoni | Human Trafficking Survivor