A21 Hand of Hope - Joyce Meyer
Introduction from Christine Caine
Christine Caine (born September 23, 1966), is an Australian pastor, activist, evangelist, and international speaker. Christine and her husband Nick are best known for founding The A21 Campaign in 2008, a 501 non-profit, non-governmental organization that combats human trafficking, as well as Equip & Empower Ministries, which seeks to aid the development and growth of christian churches and church leaders. A leader from Hillsong Church in her hometown of Sydney, Australia, Christine has written several books, including "A Life Unleashed," "Run to Win," "Can I Have (And Do) It All, Please?", "Undaunted", and "Core Issues", and has spoken about her passion for God, the local church and justice at conferences across the globe.
The following is a very disturbing excerpt from the interview contained within the above video, I Will Stand Against Human Traffikking:

A21 & Joyce Meyer Ministries'  Hand of Hope are working together to rescue girls and show them how much Christ values their lives.

Christine - One girl went out with her girlfriend. One of her friends slipped a drug into her coffee, I mean, you'd think this is a movie. When she woke up 18 hours later, she was in the home of a very wealthy person here in Greece, chained; literally chained to a bed. For the next three weeks, it was the most horrific - one man after the other, y'know, 25 men a day non stop………………………..Can you imagine, going out with your friends for coffee, then waking up chained to a bed in another nation?

What they try to do is keep them going for two years and that, in their language is the greatest return on their investment for them. Then, hopefully, they'll get her pregnant if she's OK medically to do that. They'll then take her across the border from Greece into Bulgaria where they have what the call infant farms. They give birth to babies in these infant farms and then the traffickers will sell those new born infants into pedophile rings in Europe. This is where our investigation officers work with the police to try to identify where the infant farms are.

You could read these stories in the Secular media, this is not like an evangelist telling you. They have the name, they're called Infant Farms. Pedophile rings are the biggest buyers and illegal adoptions are the next biggest.

When the girls die - the traffickers overdose them with drugs to make that happen - they'll then begin to harvest their organs because there's a lot of money to be made from livers, hearts etc. It's totally ridiculous; I can't believe I'm talking to you like this - this is what it is like. And the other thing they'll do is when the babies are born, they'll amputate their limbs because they're worth more when they begin to beg in the city streets, so that's why they do that. Either babies from the infant farms or parents will sell their children to have their limbs amputated so they'll be worth more to the trafficking rings or the begging rings or slavery rings.

Ginger Strachen: So when you're able to pull a girl out of this horrible cycle, you're saving so much than just that one girl.

Christine: O absolutely. When you meet them, they're just normal girls with normal dreams. Their dreams were destroyed, but now they're young girls who say, "I want to be a hairdresser, or I want to be a mum one day, so what we have to do is help them realise that dream. They need to go through extensive after care. You can't put a price on what that's worth to be in a loving Bible based environment that's filled with the love of God and the Grace of God and that's where I see the power of the Gospel to really change lives.

You wonder, could it work for lives like this, girls have been taken through trauma and you think, is there any redemption. Well I have personally seen what it is and from day one, stage one, Joyce Meyer Ministries' partners were involved and Hand Of Hope was right there alongside. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't……..that was our first seed funding and every single month, continually, Hand of Hope continues to massively support the work of A21 and so, y'know what? The traffickers that are in jail, the girls who have come through the shelter and the transition home and are now re-integrated back into society, in fact our very first victim that came through here is now married and is having a child, and you just look at her life restored. Every Hand of Hope partner, every Joyce Meyer Minstries' partner who's contributed, has actually seen - that's their fruit, that's part of their fruit.

Not any one of us can take on this issue, but all of us together, playing our part will make a difference and ARE making a difference.
The A21 Campaign is a 501 non-profit, non-governmental organization that works to fight human trafficking, including sexual exploitation and forced slave labor. The campaign was founded by Christine Caine, an international motivational speaker, in 2008. Aiming to "abolish injustice in the 21st century," The A21 Campaign focuses on combatting slavery around the world through educational awareness and prevention, the protection of victims (by providing services such as medical and psychological treatment, as well as legal and vocational assistance for victims of human trafficking in their crisis centers, shelters and transitional homes), the prosecution of traffickers, and various partnerships (including official bodies, community members, other non-governmental organizations and corporations). The A21 Campaign has teams on the ground in Ukraine, Greece, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Norway the United States, South Africa, Thailand and Australia.

Of note, A21 founder Christine Caine is featured in a recent chart-topping single "Twenty Seven Million" by recording artist Matt Redman. The song was inspired by The A21 Campaign, and was written in light of the estimated 27 million world-wide slaves. The A21 Campaign was also featured on the Global Freedom Report to raise awareness of human trafficking, while A21 representative Phil Hyldgaard was named a 2012 TIP Report Hero by the U.S. Department of State.

About The A21 Campaign
The A21 Campaign is a non-governmental organization that works to “abolish injustice in the 21st Century.”  Efforts are currently focused on human trafficking and sex slavery in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Australia.  Greece, a destination country for human trafficking, and other Eastern European countries, including Ukraine and Bulgaria, are countries of origin, and increasingly countries of destination, for victims of trafficking. The United States of America, Great Britain and Australia are mostly destination countries for trafficking victims, while South Africa and Thailand are both sources and destinations for trafficked human beings. See also human trafficking in Greece, human trafficking in Ukraine, human trafficking in Bulgaria, human trafficking in South Africa, human trafficking in Thailand, human trafficking in the United States, human trafficking in the United Kingdom and human trafficking in Australia.
The A21 Campaign was referenced in both the 2011 and the 2012 publications of the United States Department of State publication of the Trafficking in Persons Report.

The A21 Campaign develops global programs and initiatives that encourage students and the general public to be abolitionists in their own way.

Recently, The A21 Campaign partnered with recording artist Matt Redman to release a single titled Twenty Seven Million. The song was inspired by The A21 Campaign and was aimed at raising global awareness.  "Twenty Seven Million" was released on February 27 of 2012, in recognition of the estimated 27 million slaves throughout the world today.

History
The A21 Campaign was founded by Christine Caine, a leader from Hillsong Church. Her husband Nick Caine is the organization's director, and is supported by teams in Greece, Ukraine, Australia, USA, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Norway, South Africa and Thailand.

Christine Caine started the organization in 2008 when she discovered that there was not enough action being taken against human trafficking. The organization continues to expand throughout the world.

Work
According to their mission statement, The A21 Campaign works towards:
Prevention through awareness and education. They have created student programs and curriculum resources for schools, orphanages, and universities to educate potential victims and the general public about trafficking. Notably, they recently released their USA certified high school program called '"Bodies are Not Commodities"', which seeks to raise awareness about human trafficking amongst ninth and tenth graders.  Indeed, people of all ages are equipped with strategies to avoid becoming a victim of human trafficking, and to recognize the signs that may indicate that an individual is being trafficked. Their goal is for the student programs to prevent human trafficking before it begins, making use of all forms of communication, from their abolitionist A-teams raising awareness to global mass media.

Protection, by providing care through their shelters and transition homes across Europe. These shelters and transition homes are safe places for victims to feel empowered to live in freedom. The A21 Campaign wants to move trafficking survivors past crisis to stabilization, equip them with skills they can use in the future, and assist them with making the next step after they leave the homes.

Prosecution of traffickers and the strengthening the legal response to human trafficking. The A21 Campaign offers legal council to every victim in their care, and represents them in criminal proceedings.

Partnering with local law enforcement, service providers, and community members to meet a comprehensive set of needs for those rescued from bondage. The A21 Campaign aims to strengthen every aspect of international anti-trafficking efforts so that it can see slavery abolished in the 21st Century.

In fact, The A21 Campaign is one of only a few international organizations addressing the human trafficking problem in Europe. Notably, recent UN findings show that the former Soviet Union, as well as other countries in Central and Eastern Europe, have replaced Asia as the main source of women trafficked to Western Europe. In addition, Western Europe contains many of the highest-ranking destination countries in the Human Trafficking Citation Index.

Of note, A21 representative Phil Hyldgaard was named a 2012 TIP Report Hero by the US Department of State.

Funding
The A21 Campaign is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. The organization is funded through donations from individuals, faith-based organizations, businesses and other partnerships. One remarkable partner of The A21 Campaign is the Row for Freedom team. This UK team of women rowers journeyed the Atlantic Ocean, following an old slave trade route from the Canary Islands to Barbados, and traversed over 2,600 miles in a record setting 45 days to raise awareness and funding for The A21 Campaign.

The organization's Heroes blog chronicles the many ways A21 supporters have used their time, skills and money to partner with the global anti-human trafficking organization.