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.
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“Erin’s Law”, named after childhood sexual assault survivor, author, speaker and activist Erin Merryn, requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches:
- Students in grades preK – 12th grade, age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult
- School personnel about child sexual abuse
- Parents & guardians the warning signs of child sexual abuse, plus needed assistance, referral or resource information to support sexually abused children and their families
“Erin’s Law” has been passed in 35 states and is pending in the remaining 15 states. Learn more at http://www.erinslaw.org/.
Veterans For Child Rescue is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist law enforcement and NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) to eliminate Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking. V4CR’s strategy involves educating the public, raising awareness through the Contraland Film, training law enforcement, and empowering our children.
Protect Young Minds seeks to help parents “porn-proof” their kids before they come across highly addictive and easily accessible internet pornography. Additionally, PYM offers guidance for families whose children have already been hurt by pornography.
The Envoy Group exists to educate and assist parents, grandparents, and guardians with information about competent, compassionate, ethical programs and services for their struggling teenager that potentially best fit their needs and their budget.
Running Light is a local Tucson ministry dedicated to helping men and women break free from pornography addictions. They offer many resources, accountability groups, counseling, videos and services. Visit www.runninglight.org for more information.
Like Minded Organizations
Arizona Youth Partnership partners with the community to cultivate healthy foundations for youth and promotes strong families. AZYP seeks to employ a root cause approach to fighting poverty and building healthy, self-sufficient youth and families through evidence-based prevention programs and community involvement. Visit www.azyp.org for more info.
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
A Christian human rights agency working to secure justice for victims of slavery and sexual exploitation. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems – ijm.org
A Christian organization building coalitions of churches and ministries dedicated to eradicating human trafficking and restoring survivors. Produced the Hands that Heal:International Curriculum to Train Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors – faastinternational.org
The FBI’s “Operation Cross Country” has resulted in the rescue of more than 1,200 child sex trafficking victims and the conviction of over 600 perpetrators. Their “Innocent Images National Initiative” targets cyber sex predators – fbi.gov
Free Ever After is a resale bridal shop whose proceeds go to combating sex trafficking in Tucson. They receive beautiful gently worn gowns by community members who donate dresses to support their program. Free Ever After then helps brides redeem these dresses and at the same time provides mentoring services for survivors. Visit FreeEverAfter.org to learn more.