The issue of human trafficking is complex and often overwhelming. Many feel moved to action, but then wonder, how might I best plug into the cause? Well there is a helpful Online Tool, to assist advocates in understanding how they can fit in addressing injustice. iEmpathize (iE) is a child advocacy and media movement that works in the field while also inspiring culture to empathize and engage. They work in prevention, intervention, restoration, and advocacy. They share resources, such as this tool, that can assist you in understanding how you fit into the fight against injustice. Their Justice Personality Profile, is a simple and quick way to gain basic understanding on what kind of advocate you are. http://michiganabolitionistproject.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/justice-style/
You love justice. You are a person interested in prevention of injustice. You are a contemplative person who is moved by the lack of protection for the victimized. You are a global thinker who sees the total picture. You can see the end from the beginning. You know that intervention and restoration are important, but you also know that without policies in place to change the system, intervention is short-lived, and there will always be the need for aftercare and restoration. Your compassion is directed toward the situation rather than toward individuals caught in the situation. Your anger is directed toward the system that allows injustice to ﬂourish. You want to change government and social systems to make a lasting change. While you can participate in intervention, your desire is to see more lasting results. Your passion lies in helping inﬂuence change. You want to see a plan in place that will transform systems, and you have the patience to follow through and wait for the plan to take effect. Your energy comes from seeing the vision and helping put policies and strategies in place to make that vision a reality. You are driven to help create and/or change laws, government policies, and global strategies.
While injustice stirs your passion, and you want to act, you have the patience to withhold action until you think through the situation and carefully formulate steps to carry out a plan for change. Once the plan is in place, you move strategically with a strong will. Your philosophy for social justice might be, “Give a child a drink and food, and he will sleep tonight; give that child a changed system, and he will sleep a lifetime.”
Persons who are preventionists include William Wilberforce (a British prevention policy-maker and leader in the movement to abolish the Trans- Atlantic slave trade), Muhammad Yunus (a pioneer of microcredit or microﬁnance), Bill Gates (Microsoft founder and philanthropist who established the largest transparently operated charitable foundation in the world), and Abraham Lincoln (US president and prevention policy-maker in the abolition of US slavery).
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