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Restoration Project International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

based in Denver, Colorado. Founded August 2, 2013,  she provides a

platform for education, empowerment and restoration of female

survivors of human trafficking.  Because we understand the key role

education plays in opening doors to economic freedom, restoration

of dignity and hope; we taylor our efforts towards providing

communities with tools and resources for prevention of

human trafficking and protection of vulnerable girls.










Our Mission: RPI seeks to end human trafficking through the education, empowerment, and restoration of survivors at the intersection of modern day slavery and domestic violence, and their stakeholder communities.


​Our Vision  is to inspire survivors of sex trafficking to aspire for and gain economic freedom.

OUR CORE VALUES
Housing (coming soon): provides a safe environment where survivors would focus on healing and empowerment for reintegration into community

Education: empowers, emancipates, changes perspectives and misconceptions, and challenges survivors to aspire for economic freedom.
Community Awareness: 
provides tools and resources for prevention and protection, and opens the door for sustainable restoration.
Mentorship: 
facilitates restoration of hope and dignity; and embraces smooth transition into healthy and normal communal life.

STATISTICS

  • There is modern day slavery of over 27  million people
  • Age of captivity is 11-14 years
  • Over 3 million women & children make up the victims
  • Sex trafficking is the 3rd largest crime in the world
  • It's a 32 billion dollar industry


FACTS

  • Victims are forced, manipulated, coerced, threatened, and deceived into trafficking.
  • Women account for 94% of all sex trafficking cases 
  • Most children are trafficked by loved ones or people they know
  • Most sex trafficking victims are recruited by friends in exchange for food and shelter
  • Victims who are in denial of victimization; form traumatic bond with captors (Stockholm syndrome)
  • Most victims suffered sexual abuse and neglect as children
  • Victims are often times treated as criminals by the justice system
  • Victims are regarded as misfits by society and find it hard to reintegrate 
  • Some online sites enable traffickers, e.g. backpage.com.


CAUSES and FACTORS

  • Runaways- often caused by child sexual abuse, neglect, truancy, dysfunctional families, drug abuse, etc.
  • Poverty
  • Homelessness
  • Lack of education
  • Weak policies and laws to put away perpetrators encourage recidivism; etc.


TYPES

  • Prostitution
  • Pornograpy
  • Stripping
  • Live sex show
  • Mail order bride
  • Sex tourism


TRENDS

  • Promised better foreign job
  • False marriage proposal
  • Sold into sex trade by loved ones
  • Kidnapped by trafficker
  • Lured by friends and strangers


Human trafficking is a major issue in the United States. The US is one of the advanced countries where victims are victimized by its own citizens...more at What We Do