Coffee for Freedom
11 November 2017 7pm - 9:30pm
Live music night to raise money for IJM, an anti-slavery charity. Come along and enjoy live music and refreshments from Firstsite’s Walk the Line café.
Nearly 2 million children are exploited in the commercial sex trade. Nearly 36 million people are held as modern-day slaves (including human trafficking) 1 in 5 women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime. By 2020, 1.5 million of the world’s poor will live without secure rights to their homes and property.
Throughout the developing world, fear of violence is part of everyday life for the poor. It’s as much a part of poverty as hunger, disease or malnutrition. The poorest are so vulnerable because their justice systems – police, courts and laws – do not protect them from violent people. According to the United Nations, justice systems in the developing world are so broken that the majority of poor people live life “far from the law’s protection”.
IJM are a global organisation that protect the poor from violence throughout the developing world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors and strengthen justice systems.
Tickets £7. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further info or ticket sales. All proceeds raised from this fundraising night will go straight to funding rescue operations and after care for victims of slavery and sex trafficking. Recommended ages 16 and over.