The Fight

Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry that controls over 40.3 million people, and sadly, it is notoriously underreported. Shocking as these numbers are, they are only a fraction of the actual problem.  

This industry is not confined within one nation's or even one continent's borders. It is an international business that kidnaps babies, children, women and men and exploits them for prostitution, forced labor, organ harvesting and more. Despite the barbaric crimes and unimaginable atrocities, this industry is growing bigger and bigger every year.

Where some may think that human trafficking only happens in power vacuums, it is rather deeply complex. Human trafficking is a symptom of a greater problem: broken and abusive homes, fragmented communities, and dysfunctional systems. To comprehensively address slavery, we must acknowledge the compounding issues of poverty, racism, homeless, abuse, inequality, addiction, gangs, and war.

Human trafficking won't end without responding to the refugee crisis and providing adequate support to immigrants. It will not be eradicated without fixing the broken foster care system and funding community outreach programs

Unfortunately, there is not one easy solution. It takes people from all walks of life raising awareness, getting involved in their communities, and staying educated on the signs of human trafficking.

For every $100 you spend, Alya's will donate $10 to a nonprofit that fights to end human trafficking. (We are still interviewing organizations to ensure that your money is put to legitimate and tangible programs to end slavery; we will send out an email once we find the right one.)

 

With your purchase, you are giving the gift of freedom, acceptance, and love. 

 

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