SPORT HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD
It’s a Penalty run global campaigns around major sporting events which harness the power of sport to prevent abuse, exploitation and trafficking worldwide.
We believe that prevention is better than cure, and in positioning these events as platforms for positive change.
To achieve this change, we work with some of the biggest names in sport, sporting governing bodies, airlines, hotels, local and international NGOs, governments, travel & tourism companies, law enforcement and the general public.
WHY ARE WE RUNNING THE CAMPAIGN AROUND TOKYO SUMMER GAMES?
Human trafficking is the exploitation of people through forced labor or sexual exploitation by means of force, fraud, or coercion. It is modern day slavery.
Adults and children can be trafficked for many different forms of exploitation, such as forced labour, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and coerced into criminal behaviour..
Traffickers recruit, transport and exploit their victims for the sole purpose of personal gain, often to make large amounts of money, or to obtain free services or labour.
Traffickers target people from all social and economic backgrounds. There is no one ‘face of human trafficking’. However, the majority of victims of human trafficking worldwide are women and children, and factors such as poverty and lack of opportunities increase potential victims’ susceptibility to being trafficked.
A CRITICAL GLOBAL ISSUE
In 2020, 2,490 cases that resulted in sexual exploitation convictions in Japan were crimes committed on children. (National Police Agency, Japan.)
In 2020, there were 5166 cases of commercial sexual exploitation of children reported to the Japanese police
In 2020 alone, 1,320 children were victims of child pornography in Japan. (National Police Agency, Japan)