THE EMPATHY PROJECT: GREENLIGHT OBJECTIVE
"Justice delayed, is justice denied."
Martin Luther King Jr.
The exploitation of women and children, have always weighed a heavy burden on my heart. I believe, it is my purpose in life to advocate, on their behalf. Below are some informative links to resources, statistics, petitions and a few of my favorite charities.
Under federal law in the United States, anyone engaging in commercial sex acts who is under the age of 18 years old is legally a victim of child sex trafficking.
Saving Innocence provides escape from trafficking for child victims of sex trafficking 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. Using a highly relational and collaborative approach, we give children on-the-ground help exclusively in the U.S. by utilizing strategic partnerships with law enforcement, social service providers and schools, while mobilizing communities to prevent abuse and increase neighborhood safety.
WE CAN PREVENT CHILD TRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION…
Through prevention education, we give children the advantage. We teach them how to spot traffickers even when they don’t look like you’d expect, and we’re building skills to decrease their vulnerability. Not A Number is an in-depth prevention program informed by survivors and written with the help of some of the leading anti-trafficking and child protection experts.
PEACE OVER VIOLENCE
Building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.
Established in 1971 by pioneering feminist activists, Peace Over Violence is a sexual and domestic violence, intimate partner stalking, child abuse and youth violence prevention center headquartered in Los Angeles. POV is committed to social service, social change and social justice. POV’s innovative programs are comprehensive and include Emergency, Intervention, Prevention, Education and Advocacy services.
Human trafficking is the business of stealing freedom for profit. In some cases, traffickers trick, defraud or physically force victims into providing commercial sex. In others, victims are lied to, assaulted, threatened or manipulated into working under inhumane, illegal or otherwise unacceptable conditions. It is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 24.9 million people around the world.