WE International is about helping people live better stories–whether it’s someone in a less developed country or someone involved with WEI.
WE Challenge is the umbrella title for our trip opportunities. It is built around three premises: building relationships, engaging in the culture, and ensuring that the trip participants (and the people we serve) have a cultural experience that brings positive understanding and change.
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Types of Trips
Development trips are an opportunity for participants to use their gifts and skills to be a blessing in the communities where WEI serves. Participants work with WE International staff and community leaders to come together on agreed upon initiatives that generate solutions to common community problems. These trips range in focus from computer and software training, business marketing, and sewing to other trade skills trainings. Other focuses of WEI development trips have been arts therapy, entrepreneurial training, and hair dressing to help women and girls find restoration and become empowered & economically self-sufficient.
These trips were designed to help participants become advocates for women who are victims of sexual based violence and other forms of injustice. For example, WE International has taken multiple teams to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa to address the human trafficking of women and girls in less developed countries. This year WE International has organized the Trek to End Trafficking (www.WEtrektoendTrafficking.org) to address sex trafficking in Nepal and Uganda.
WE International recognizes that much of the work done in addressing injustice and fostering economic development has been established, and continues to be led, by faith-based groups. In celebrating that, WEI has become a professional source for churches wanting to mobilize their members to serve and bless populations in need.
I believe that every person is made in the image of God, and therefore, has immeasurable value, worth, and dignity. As a husband, and father of 3 daughters, I believe every girl being trafficked is loved by an almighty God with an unconditional love. Every girl caught in this evil is worth fighting for, and deserves the opportunity to meet Jesus, who longs to provide hope and healing.
I care about ending sex trafficking because I come from Morocco where unfortunately women are still taken advantage of sexually!
I believe there are thousands of reasons to help end trafficking. We have over millions of people who have their human rights taken from them. Not only is it a crime against humanity, it’s destroying families and lives. As we continue to target and destroy the enemy with goal minded individuals, I support to help raise the awareness and help stop trafficking.
Every human deserves to dream.
I care because of Proverbs 31:8-9: Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
I want to end trafficking because it is modern slavery and we need to close this chapter in humanity’s history once and for all. Everyone deserves the chance to pursue life, liberty, and happiness with dignity no matter where they are born.
One of the most important parts of my job as a nurse is being an advocate, it is something I feel very passionate about personally. I want people who have had their lives affected by trafficking to know and feel like people are pleading on their behalf. To know that they have a voice, a place, and people who are willing to stand with them. As a parent I want to raise a man who will stand with those whose rights are being violated and work and live to be a part of the solution.
Human trafficking is one of the world’s most heinous crimes. Every person in this world is worthy of respect. As a white woman and sexual assault victim I know what it feels like to be violated and powerless to a very small degree. My heart breaks for these vulnerable women and children and I want to be a part of the solution to give them life of freedom.
“Our world is filled with injustices that have fallen outside the of Gods design for humanity. I am here to use my voice for the women who are voiceless – those trapped in a life of violence and slavery. If we take a collective approach to serve the underserved. Represent the underrepresented, and link arms with the broken. Freedom and justice for ALL women will follow!”