WE WORK TO END ABUSE, EXPLOITATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

It’s a Penalty exists to end abuse, exploitation and human trafficking on a global scale. Our work contributes to creating a world where abuse, exploitation and human trafficking are no longer acceptable through education, awareness-raising and advocacy. To achieve our goals, we have four key programmes: Campaigns, CommonProtect, the It’s a Penalty Student Ambassador Network and Safe to Compete. 

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

Preventing abuse, exploitation and human trafficking by raising awareness, educating about penalties for offenders and signs to look out for, and equipping the public with ways to report.

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COMMONPROTECT

Ending impunity for child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA), ensuring access to justice for survivors and improving the protection of children’s rights in the Commonwealth.

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STUDENT AMBASSADORS NETWORK

Creating a culture where all forms of abuse and human trafficking are no longer acceptable.

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SAFE TO COMPETE

Developing an accredited training for coaches, parents and caregivers to keep children safe when competing in youth sports in the US. 

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CAMPAIGNS

Preventing abuse, exploitation and human trafficking by raising awareness, educating about penalties for offenders and signs to look out for, and equipping the public with ways to report.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGNS

COMMONPROTECT

Ending impunity for child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA), ensuring access to justice for survivors and improving the protection of children’s rights in the Commonwealth.

LEARN MORE ABOUT COMMONPROTECT

STUDENT AMBASSADORS NETWORK

Creating a culture where all forms of abuse and human trafficking are no longer acceptable.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE IT’S A PENALTY STUDENT AMBASSADORS NETWORK

SAFE TO COMPETE

Developing an accredited training for coaches, parents and caregivers to keep children safe when competing in youth sports in the US. 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SAFE TO COMPETE

Having so far campaigned around 11 major sporting events, It’s a Penalty, together with partners, has facilitated the protection of 16,955 victims of abuse, exploitation and trafficking, and prevented thousands more from being victimised.

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