Far below the headlines, a plague of hidden, everyday violence —
like rape, trafficking, and police brutality — is devastating the
developing world and undermining our efforts to end poverty.
The Locust Effect will take you on a gripping journey that will forever change the way you see poverty and leave you with hope that we can help make the poor safe enough to thrive.
All author royalties from your purchase of this book will help fight violence against the poor.
Now available in paperback.
For the poor, violence is as much a part of everyday life as hunger, illness, or unemployment — but it is more difficult to see. Without effective justice systems to protect them from violence, the world's poor live in a state of constant fear.
Explore the reality of this violence and how it pervades their everyday.
Violence undermines opportunities to thrive. According to the World Health Organization, for many poor girls, school is the most common place for sexual violence. Learn more about the issue of everyday violence.