EDUCATE | ADVOCATE | DIALOGUE

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • TALK about commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking with friends and family -- including your children. 

  • ENCOURAGE SCHOOLS TO TRAIN TEACHERS ABOUT THE SIGNS OF CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING, INVITE SPEAKERS TO TALK TO KIDS AND PARENTS, AND INCLUDE THE ISSUE OF MODERN DAY SLAVERY IN THEIR CURRICULUM.

  • know the signs of trafficking and be vigilant; store the national human trafficking resource center (nhtrc) hotline number in your phone and report any incidents that cause you CONCERN: 1-888-373-7888. nhtrc can also help with referring victims to services. learn the signs at: 

  • EMPOWER SURVIVORS vOLUNTEER TO BE A TUTOR OR TRANSLATOR. TEACH ENGLISH OR COMPUTER SKILLS. ASSIST WITH COLLEGE AND JOB APPLICATIONS. HELP WITH RESUME WRITING AND LANGUAGE SKILLS, COOKING AND NUTRITION. think ABOUT WHAT SKILLS YOU HAVE THAT WOULD BE USEFUL!

  • PARTNER with organizations that serve those at risk of being trafficked. for example, become a mentor or help with AFTER-school tutoring. prevention is always better than a cure, and providing support now for children who might be at risk of human trafficking could mean one less victim. 

  • support SERVICE PROVIDERS SO THAT THEY CAN ENSURE THAT GIRLS IN RECOVERY GET THEIR BASIC NEEDS MET. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE OFTEN AVAILABLE, AND FOOD, TOILETRIES, DIAPERS, BABY WIPES, CLOTHES AND MUCH MORE ARE NEEDED: 

  • TELL YOUR LAWMAKERS TO SUPPORT ANTI-TRAFFICKING LEGISLATION.

  • JOIN THE ADVOCACY LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE AT NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN NEW YORK (NCJW NY) TO HELP EDUCATE OUR COMMUNITY. AWARENESS INSPIRES ACTION.

  • IDENTIFY BUSINESS OWNERS WHO CAN BE PART OF THE REINTEGRATION PROCESS FOR SURVIVORS FOR PROVING THEM A MEANS TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES. 

  • ORGANIZE A FILM SCREENING OR FUNDRAISER TO BUILD AWARENESS AND INSPIRE ACTION.

  • TRAVEL with socially RESPONSIBLE BUSINESSES that have signed the tourism-child protection code of conduct, developed by ecpat (End child PROSTITUTION and trafficking).

  • READ: bODIES AND SOULS: THE TRAGIC PLIGHT OF THREE JEWISH WOMEN FORCED INTO PROSTITUTION IN THE AMERICAS BY ISABEL VINCENT, GIRLS LIKE US: FIGHTING FOR A WORLD WHERE GIRLS ARE NOT FOR SALE: A MEMOIR BY RACHEL LLOYD, WALKING PREY: HOW AMERICA'S YOUTH ARE VULNERABLE TO SEX SLAVERY BY HOLLY AUSTIN SMITH

  • Film: tricked by jane wells and john-keith wasson, The long night: seven lives forever changed by shild sex trafficking in america by tim matsui and mediastorm

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