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17935 Sky Park Cir
Irvine, CA, 92614
United States

(949) 752-7788


Kampala, Uganda



> Ugandan girls are especially vulnerable to sex trafficking due to the lack of local employment opportunities.

> With unemployment at 83%, girls are trapped in extreme poverty and are sold, forced, or tricked into slavery every day.

> In 2011, the number of children being trafficked for sex reached 18,000. Some of these children are as young as 8 years old and the average age is only 13.




Sex trafficking in Uganda is a growing crisis. With unemployment at 83%, girls are trapped in extreme poverty and are easily tricked into human trafficking. International Sanctuary recognizes the important employment and education play in breaking this cycle. 

International Sanctuary is working in collaboration with Willow International, a non-profit that provides holistic care for survivors, in order to give these young women a full range of care. These organizations share a goal to empower victims to heal from trauma and graduate into a life of freedom. 

Focusing on ending the cycle of poverty and trafficking through employment, International Sanctuary is creating opportunities that lead to self-sufficiency and empowerment for survivors. 

Freedom is important because everyone should have the right, resources, and safety to be exactly who they are; to pursue the dreams and goals that are important to them and make them feel alive.
— Emily Goodrich, Uganda Coordinator


When you donate to International Sanctuary, you are directly
contributing to our sanctuary center in Kampala and the programs
that are transforming the lives of rescued girls.