WE WORK TO END ABUSE, EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING

It’s a Penalty aims to end abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Our awareness-raising Campaigns harness the power of sport to prevent trafficking and exploitation on a global scale. Our Research & Advocacy work ensures that children worldwide are legally protected from sexual exploitation and abuse.

Through collaboration and partnership with strategic stakeholders, such as high-profile sporting athletes, and the travel and tourism industry (including hotels, airlines, transportation), we have been able to achieve significant results. To see human trafficking eradicated and maximise our impact, we also join forces with sporting governing bodies/hosting committees, local and international NGOs, governments, corporations and law enforcement. We believe that collaboration is key to achieving our goals.

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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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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

MAKE A REPORT

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 Interactive World Map shows how you can make a report of abuse, exploitation and trafficking in every country around the globe. 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 violations of human rights.

MAKE A REPORT

Navigate through the boxes below to learn about our work

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.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGNS

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RESEARCH & ADVOCACY

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

MAKE A REPORT

Our Interactive World Map shows how you can make a report of abuse, exploitation and trafficking in every country around the globe. 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 violations of human rights.

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.

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