We are a group of students and activist who are appalled at the presence of human trafficking in our nation and our world. Members of Belts Breaking Bondage feel that it is our responsibility as free citizens to be advocates for those living in bondage. We are committed to raising awareness to prevent trafficking and partnering with other anti-trafficking organizations to ensure no one is left in the dark on this issue.
Belts Breaking Bondage is actively engaging the community to stop trafficking by creating and selling waist belts. Fabric along with other sewing materials are donated and groups meet weekly to give their time to construct the belts. 85% of the sales go directly to anti trafficking organizations which are voted on quarterly. The remaining 15% is used to buy sewing supplies as well as other materials needed to keep generating support and awareness.
Though there are many different forms of human trafficking (labor trafficking, organ trafficking, pornography/video exploitation) Belts Breaking Bondage focuses on fighting the presence of sex trafficking. According to the "Global Report on Trafficking in Persons" (which is based on data from 155 countries and offers a global assessment of human trafficking and efforts to fight it) the most common form of human trafficking is sexual exploitation, at 79 %.
We want to welcome anyone who is horrified by this reality and willing to be an advocate for change!