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Saturday, December 14, 2013

United Methodist Women Offers Grants to End Child Trafficking

United Methodist Women
A Brighter Future for Children & Youth grant is offered by the United Methodist Women for projects that help prevent child trafficking and sexual exploitation. The grant is for organizations that have experience and a level of expertise in this area.

Human trafficking is a form of slavery and is a crime. In fact, next to drug trafficking, it is the second largest criminal industry in the world. There are 27 million people worldwide who are trafficked for sexual exploitation, and 80 percent of them are women and children. A Brighter Future for Children & Youth provides grants up to $10,000 to non-profit organizations that can help prevent this horrible crime.

Eligible organizations may provide services that include support for survivors, increase education and awareness, work with law enforcement to stop trafficking in communities, and work to change social and cultural norms that may be causing human trafficking. Organizations may use the grant money to either begin a new program or extend an existing program. Organizations are not required to be United Methodist to qualify.

The grant is provided by United Methodist Women, a member-based, non-profit denominational faith organization for women. The organization has 800,000 members around the world that work toward fostering spiritual growth, and turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth in the world. Each year, the organization raises up to $20 million to support projects that help women, children and youth.

For more information, visit new.gbgm-umc.org/umw/give/brighterfuture/t
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