The deadly link between human trafficking and the involuntary displacement of millions of children, women, and men around the world is the defining human rights issue of our time. Without far greater awareness and public resolve than presently exists, we will have no answer when future generations ask: “Where were you when all this happened? Why did all these vulnerable people suffer and die on your watch?”
Modern history shows us that no great human rights struggle has ever succeeded without the active engagement of an informed general public. Intended for a global audience, Heart of the Matter’s purpose is to catalyze public awareness of the migrant-trafficking tragedy; raise the level of public discourse about this tragedy across a broad set of transnational demographics; and provide an effective and sustainable advocacy tool for those on the front lines of a battle whose outcome will determine the kind of world we live in for generations to come.
For more information regarding the production of Heart of the Matter and ways you can get involved, email Heidi Ostertag – firstname.lastname@example.org
Massive global displacement caused by persecution, war, famine, poverty, and climate change.
Women and children are the most vulnerable to traffickers.
Global human trafficking activity and profits are rising steadily.
There is no unified global effort to fight human trafficking.
The global migration narrative at present time is xenophobic, non-inclusive, and toxic.
"...no one leaves home
unless home is the mouth of a shark..."
-Home, Warsan Shire