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ORGANIZING

      PRINCIPLES

Community by community, we need to awaken and empower everyone to combat sex trafficking of our children.

 We invite organizations and communities that seeks to Stop the Sale of Our Children for Sex® to join us and  align with Our Four Organizing Principles.

   Raise Public Awareness
   Act Locally and Unite Nationally
   Deliver Unified Messages
   Share a Call to Action

 

1. RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS

You can never solve a problem you don't know you have. We simply cannot make enough progress in ending child sex trafficking until more people understand the reality, complexities and magnitude of this issue and demand change. Public awareness is the first essential step to inspiring the broad public and political will needed to end child sex trafficking in the U.S.

2. ACT COLLECTIVELY AND UNITE NATIONALLY

No one organization, agency or leader can do this alone. This issue demands the power and synergy of collective, unified action. Stop Selling Our Kids is designed as a welcoming and accessible shared platform for an expanse of organizations from every community to engage in a unified effort to address locally and unite nationally to Stop the Sale of Our Children for Sex®. Acting locally, alliances and activities can be tailored to serve community needs. Uniting nationally, we will inspire each other and amplify our voices and power. The key is to deliver our collective force with unified action to maximize our reach and penetration.

3. DELIVER UNIFIED MESSAGES

At the core of Stop Selling Our Kids are unified messages and strategies that can easily be adopted and adapted by all. An Action Kit, with various tools, videos, and strategies, is provided on-line and at no cost. The materials are easily customized and co-branded by organizations to add their brand identity (e.g., local contact/social media information or additional local hotline). By engaging a multitude of organizations, all delivering consistent, powerful and penetrating messages to their own networks, we can pierce through the silence and reach a tipping point of awareness that leads to action.

4. SHARE A CALL TO ACTION

Stop Selling Our Kids believes that our collective, unified action can transform every community into a community of first responders. Everyone needs to know how to identify a potential sex trafficked child, how to report it and how to get help. The Stop Selling Our Kids Action Kit provides tools designed to educate everyone, from hotel clerks, bus drivers, mall employees, health care providers, school teachers, nail salon patrons to neighbors and parents, to know how to identify and get help for the tens of thousands of youth in America that are sold for sex.

 

Together we can Stop the Sale of Our Children for Sex®