When I learned that 12-year olds in my community are literally sold for sex, I was stunned and outraged. As an attorney, activist and national president of a women’s advocacy organization, I knew about sex trafficking globally, but I didn’t know how close to home it is or how I could make a difference.
As I began to learn more, I had three “awakenings:”
I realized that: An issue as prevalent, invisible and evil as child sex trafficking demands a unified, collective community response.
In 2013, I launched a paradigm-shifting campaign in Miami, engaging multiple organizations and leaders working collectively and delivering unified, penetrating messages to their networks. Within two years, 40 organizations and 5,000 Facebook friends were aligned on one collective platform. Together, we were reaching millions, creating awareness and seeding innovative action. Other communities wanted to join in this new way of creating community change to end the sale of children for sex.
Stop Selling Our Kids was developed to provide every community with an on-line, free of charge platform to address locally and unite nationally to end child sex trafficking. We hope you will join this collective network.
Together we can make a difference.
Founder, Stop Selling Our Kids
Child sex trafficking is a brutal, pervasive, hidden and under-addressed epidemic in the U.S.
More than 100,000 children are sex trafficked in the United States every year. Child sex trafficking has been reported in every state in our nation. Yet most of us remain unaware that this is both a local and national crisis. Therefore, it is flourishing everywhere, as a high-profit, low-risk, life-destroying criminal enterprise.
We need to transform this hidden, neglected issue into a visible, high-priority community focus.
To maximize our collective impact, all the tools and resources on this website are provided free of charge and we do not solicit public donations. We hope that the shared platform and unified messages we are providing are valuable to many communities and that our collective impact results in increased funding directed to victim services.
Together, we will Stop the Sale of Our Children for Sex®
We invite every community and organization to align with Stop Selling Our Kids and use our strategies and Action Kit Tools of materials to educate and inspire your networks.
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