Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Take Action This January

Human Trafficking Awareness MonthMillions Being Trafficked As you read this, millions of women, men and children around the world are subject to the harsh reality of being trafficked. Awareness of human trafficking has gathered momentum in recent years and is now one of the key issues being addressed by governmental bodies both internationally and in the United States. In [...]

House Judiciary to Address Key Human Trafficking Bills

House Judiciary Committee LogoThe House Judiciary Committee has a markup scheduled for this Wednesday at 10:30am at 2141 Rayburn House Office Building on key human trafficking bills supported by Shared Hope. All of these bills passed the House in the 113th Congress and support is needed to ensure passage again. We will be tweeting and posting updates as [...]

Mission14 Human Trafficking Awareness Month Launch

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Weinberg Harris & Associates (o) 410.243.1333 x 231 (c) 443.956.9422 BREAKING RECORDS AND RAISING AWARENESS, MISSION 14 FIGHTS HUMAN TRAFFICKING BY CLIMBING SIX OF THE WORLD’S HIGHEST MOUNTAINS –Non-Profit Group Takes Up the Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery by Attempting a Massive Challenge– BALTIMORE, MD (January 20, 2015) – There are more […]

A movement to restore human dignity; this MLK holiday, the work continues to end modern day slavery


In recalling today the incredible work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we are also reminded of both how far we have come and how far we have to go in the fight to end oppression and restore human dignity to the millions who still suffer under injustice and slavery. “Our lives begin to end […]

Demand Justice at Super Bowl XLIX

super bowl"Children Aren't Playthings" Dollbox on Display in Arizona View Shared Hope International's domestic minor sex trafficking awareness Dollbox on the following dates in the following locations: Monday, Jan 26 10:00 – 3:00 Arizona State University - Tempe Campus – Memorial Union Tuesday, Jan 27 10:00 – 3:00 Arizona State University - Phoenix Downtown Campus – [...]

“Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know”: Focus on the Family’s Free Radio Program

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We are happy to announce that Shared Hope’s two-day Focus on the Family audio broadcast entitled “Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know” is airing on Thursday, Jan. 8th and Friday, Jan 9th, 2015! The streaming audio of this broadcast appears on Focus on the Family’s Broadcast page ( On the broadcast page, look for the Focus “Station […]

How One Man Used Marketing to Bring Buyers to Justice – And Why He’s Not So Different From You…


Jason Kowal, Principal and Co-Founder of Global Thinking had a good reason to get involved. Two daughters. In the spring of 2014, Shared Hope contacted Jason and his team about helping launch the Demanding Justice Project campaign website, a site that serves to expose buyers convicted of purchasing sex with minors. At the conclusion of […]

Ninth Circuit: Privacy for buyers of sex with children outweighs protection of children

California Proposition 35 made sweeping changes to California’s child sex trafficking laws. On November 6, 2012, over ten million people in California voted in favor of the act, making it the most successful ballot in California history. Over 80% of voters voted in favor of Prop 35 and it is easy to see why: increased […]

5 Ways to Give on #GivingTuesday

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  Here are a few simple ways to give back on #GivingTuesday to support the life-saving work of Shared Hope International.  AmazonSmile Knock out that Christmas shopping AND donate to Shared Hope! When you start your shopping at, you get the same prices as the regular, and Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchases […]

Oregon’s First Federal Sentencing of Buyer Who Purchased Sex with Minor Results in Two Years in Prison

On November 19, 2014, Oregon issued its first federal sentence for a buyer of sex with a child. Ben Allen Riggs, 64, of Oregon City was sentenced in the District of Oregon under federal charges for transporting a person across state lines for purposes of engaging in prostitution – a federal offense under the Mann […]

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