In a bid to provide urgent help and support to those most affected by human trafficking, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking in 2010.
Administered by UNODC, the Trust Fund has one primary objective: to provide the opportunity for people from all walks of life including Governments, the private sector, international organizations, NGOs and individuals to work together to directly help those most affected by this scourge across the globe.
Through its Small Grants Facility, the Trust Fund awards multi-year grants of up to $20,000 per year to grassroots NGOs that directly assist victims of human trafficking in countries around the world.
Here are some of the stories from those trafficked individuals who have been helped. You can also find out more by visiting www.unodc.org/humantraffickingfund.