WE ARE WORKING TO BUILD A WORLD IN WHICH NO-ONE IS VULNERABLE TO ABUSE,
EXPLOITATION OR TRAFFICKING

Our ultimate goal is to eradicate abuse, exploitation and trafficking by 2030, contributing to the elimination of modern-day slavery and the achievement of UN SDG Target 16.2 ‘to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking, torture and all forms of violence against children’.

We believe that prevention is even better than cure. To prevent abuse, exploitation and trafficking, we work with the biggest names in sport, international airlines, hotels, governments, law enforcement agencies, governing sporting bodies, major corporations, international NGOs and the general public. We work together in order to achieve change for vulnerable people and children on a global scale. Click here to learn more about our Collaborators and Partners.

CAMPAIGNS

Our Campaigns during major sporting events EDUCATE, EQUIP and ENCOURAGE people to stand up against, and protect potential victims from, abuse, exploitation and trafficking globally. Harnessing the power of sport to reach millions of people both in the hosting cities and worldwide, It’s a Penalty works with each major sporting event to deter and prevent human trafficking.

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RESEARCH & ADVOCACY

Our Research & Advocacy work ensures that children worldwide are legally protected from sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA). Collaborating with a range of partners to influence the improvement of anti-CSEA legislation across the 53 Commonwealth states, our project aims to prevent abuse throughout the Commonwealth and beyond, and provide strong, child-friendly and swift justice for those who have been abused or exploited.

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ONLINE RESOURCES - KNOW THE SIGNS

We believe that by providing people with key information about how to identify and report abuse, exploitation and human trafficking, they can be empowered to make a difference to the lives of potential victims. To fulfil this mission, we have made two crucial resources available on the It’s a Penalty website.

Our Know the Signs page provides you with the signs to look out for in order to identify an adult or child who has been trafficked, exploited or abused. Abuse, exploitation and trafficking are often hidden issues which are difficult to identify. If you #KNOWTHESIGNS, you can help protect people from these forms of violence.

KNOW THE SIGNS

ONLINE RESOURCES - MAKE A REPORT

The second of two online resources available on the It’s a Penalty website, our Interactive World Map shows how you can make a report of abuse, exploitation and trafficking in every country around the globe. We believe that reporting any cases of abuse, exploitation and trafficking you believe may be taking place is one of the most important steps in the fight against these crimes.

MAKE A REPORT

Having so far campaigned around seven major sporting events, It’s a Penalty, together with partners, has facilitated the rescue of 16,865 victims of trafficking and exploitation, and prevented thousands more from becoming victims.

Click here to read more about the change we’ve impacted.