"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
To combat sex trafficking, we need a coalition of people who are highly educated about what it is, what causes it, what it's effects are, and what can be done to truly stop it. Below are a few ways you can build your own understanding of this complex injustice, stay informed on what is being done to fight it, and HOW YOU CAN TAKE PART.
Start here: Build a strong understanding of what sex trafficking is.
Read the powerful Girls Like Us, the bestselling book by Rachel Lloyd, founder of GEMS in New York and a survivor of sex trafficking. ORDER HERE
Continually Grow Your Understanding
Read the Arizona Field Assessment on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking by Shared Hope International to learn more about what our state is doing and should do to better support survivors and combat DMST. CLICK HERE.
Set up a "Google Alert" with terms like "sex trafficking" and/or "Arizona" to get an email sent daily or weekly with all related news items.
Learn More from Other Organizations
Polaris Project operates the National Human Trafficking Hotline and has an incredible amount of information on trafficking, including legislative information, online trainings and webinars - Polarisproject.org
A Christian organization leading in both international and domestic efforts to eradicate sex trafficking. Provides homes & assistance for trafficking survivors in the U.S. and overseas and produced both the National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking(DMST) and the Arizona Report - sharedhope.org
Not for Sale is a great networking organization with tons of practical ideas for doing anti-slavery work and an excellent map for reporting and viewing human trafficking cases in your geographical area - notforsalecampaign.org