Shared Hope International http://sharedhope.org Leading a worldwide effort to eradicate sexual slavery...one life at a time Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:46:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Gang Sex Trafficking on the Rise http://sharedhope.org/2014/03/28/gang-sex-trafficking-rise/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gang-sex-trafficking-rise http://sharedhope.org/2014/03/28/gang-sex-trafficking-rise/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:12:45 +0000 http://sharedhope.org/?p=7109 A nationwide trend shows an alarming increase of gang involvement in human trafficking. In August 2013, Portland State University released a much anticipated study on the scope of child sex trafficking in Portland, OR that revealed 49.1 percent of youth in the study had been exploited by gang members, are affiliated gang members or indicated [...]

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A nationwide trend shows an alarming increase of gang involvement in human trafficking. In August 2013, Portland State University released a much anticipated study on the scope of child sex trafficking in Portland, OR that revealed 49.1 percent of youth in the study had been exploited by gang members, are affiliated gang members or indicated that gang influence plays a large part in their lives.

The 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment prepared by the FBI’s National Gang Intelligence Center states “Over the past year, federal, state, and local law enforcement officials in at least 35 states and U.S territories have reported that gangs in their jurisdictions are involved in alien smuggling, human trafficking, or prostitution.”

On January 8, 2014, 24 alleged North Park gang members and associates were charged as members of a racketeering conspiracy that included cross-country sex trafficking of underage girls and women which occurred in 46 cities across 23 states.

The BMS gang was formed as a result of cooperation between these gangs, and the members took on different responsibilities within the criminal enterprise, according to the indictment. Some managed the prostitutes and transported them all over the country; some forcefully coerced these women into prostitution and maintained their obedience and loyalty through acts of violence; some handled the money; some placed advertisements to generate business or booked motel rooms in which acts of prostitution took place; and others distributed drugs.

Gangs operate sex trafficking rings as a relatively low-risk, high-profit criminal enterprise. Unlike drugs or weapons, people can be sold repeatedly. Gangs use promises of protection, status, easy money, loyalty and material possessions to lure girls into the gang. Once initiated into the gang, she is often sexual exploited within the gang by the gang members and is sold to others to increase revenue for the gang. In a majority of gang hierarchical structures, females are the lowest ranking members with no power or control. If a girl decides she wants out of the gang, members use force, violence, threats and intimidation to secure her loyalty and prevent her from escaping.

The gangs here in the United States are not allowing new female members.  So, any time that females are hanging out with gangs, the reality is that they’re probably using them for something, there is some sort of exploitation, whether it’s sexual exploitation or they’re using them to carry drugs or guns or steal things, whatever it is that the gang may need them to do. But females are not typically allowed to make decisions for the gang, they’re not involved in the hierarchy of the gang.  They may believe that they’re members, but they’re not viewed by the male members as equals.- Detective Bill Woolf, Fairfax Gang Enforcement Unit

In response to this emerging trend, Shared Hope International released a new training video on gang trafficking, Gang TRAP. The video uses interviews with law enforcement agents, service providers and victims to explain how gangs recruit victims, why gang trafficking is becoming increasingly common, and how law enforcement agents and service providers can identify and respond to this new threat. Additionally, Shared Hope released Chosen Gang Edition to teach teens the warnings signs and dangers of gang involvement.

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Mrs. Minnesota and ShopHQ Host Holds Auction for Shared Hope http://sharedhope.org/2014/03/24/mrs-minnesota-shophq-host-holds-auction-shared-hope/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mrs-minnesota-shophq-host-holds-auction-shared-hope http://sharedhope.org/2014/03/24/mrs-minnesota-shophq-host-holds-auction-shared-hope/#respond Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:17:30 +0000 http://sharedhope.org/?p=7064 Shared Hope International established the Ambassador of Hope program to educate, equip and connect dedicated activists to meaningful service opportunities so they can impact their community and the movement of sex trafficking. Shared Hope Ambassador, Wendi Russo, decided to use her skills, talents and influence to make a difference. Wendi Russo has been a host [...]

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wendi russoShared Hope International established the Ambassador of Hope program to educate, equip and connect dedicated activists to meaningful service opportunities so they can impact their community and the movement of sex trafficking.

Shared Hope Ambassador, Wendi Russo, decided to use her skills, talents and influence to make a difference. Wendi Russo has been a host on ShopHQ for nine years, presenting fashion, beauty products, and jewelry. Wendi was named Mrs. Minnesota United States in 2010.

Wendi learned about the prevalence of child sex trafficking through Facebook.

I didn’t understand how laws were just changing to name a child as a victim rather than being arrested for prostitution. I see so many walks for breast cancer and every kind of cancer, but not a lot of publicity and action taken to create awareness around child trafficking and sexual exploitation.

As a mother, Wendi related to the grave fear of losing a child to the violent and consuming commercial sex industry.

Reading the stories of victims, seeing women who were victimized as children stepping forward after horrific experiences to tell their story and help others, broke my heart for all of the children who continue to be abused and manipulated. As a mother to a 9-year old, my greatest fear is for her to be abducted, manipulated or sold. I imagined the pain of a child having their own family use them to produce pornography and physically sell them… I wanted to do something.

Despite Wendi’s desire to contribute towards the anti-trafficking movement, she didn’t always have support in her efforts.

Being a former pageant competitor, I would have pageant coaches tell me that [sex trafficking] was not a topic that judges wanted to hear about in the interview room, but I feel it is one of the most important problems facing our children today. They need protection. They need education on how to avoid being manipulated and laws that also protect them…

Using her experience in the fashion industry, Wendi started an online auction through A-List Treasures to help raise money. Thanks to the help of friends, all expenses are covered, allowing 100% of the proceeds to be donated to Shared Hope International.

 I love fashion and chose to host an online auction with Celebrity Auction Website A-List Treasures (http://www.alisttreasures.com/). I have listed designer or pageant clothing, accessories, makeup artist lessons, makeup, jewelry, and recruited help and donations from national and state titleholders to help bring attention to the topic across pageant systems, with the goal of raising more money.

I hope to make a small financial impact in what Shared Hope International does…but more than that, I hope to raise awareness, help remove the stigma of talking about sexual abuse issues, and give hope to those who feel no one cares about them.  Because guess what?  I do.

If you are interested in participating in the auction, visit: http://alisttreasures.com/Browse/R159831/Pageant_Queen_Auction

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Maria’s Story: Chosen by a Gang http://sharedhope.org/2014/03/17/marias-story-chosen-gang/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=marias-story-chosen-gang http://sharedhope.org/2014/03/17/marias-story-chosen-gang/#respond Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:17:26 +0000 http://sharedhope.org/?p=7105 “From when I met him when I was 12, he set me up.  The whole five years was nothing but a setup.” By 17 years old, Maria had experienced more than many ever will in their lifetime. Her mother was drug addicted and her father had a new family, both were only involved in her [...]

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Maria“From when I met him when I was 12, he set me up.  The whole five years was nothing but a setup.”

By 17 years old, Maria had experienced more than many ever will in their lifetime. Her mother was drug addicted and her father had a new family, both were only involved in her life intermittently, if at all. Maria and her sister were left to raise their younger siblings.

“I had to start selling drugs because that’s the only way I knew how to make money.”

When she was 12 years old, Maria met Luis*, a guy she described as “cute” and “sweet.” He showed her comfort, protection, and support she had never known and she fell in love with him. Because Luis was deeply gang-involved, Maria was forced to join his gang through an initiation process she recalls was “nothing pretty.”  Maria soon became pregnant.

“He was sweet.  He was so sweet when I first met him.  Six months after we had been living together, he just flipped a switch, like a light switch.”

Despite Luis’ violence, Maria stayed. She believed she loved him and felt a bond with him because she had joined his gang and was carrying his child. The violence developed into exploitation. Luis began selling Maria for sex. On the weekends, she was taken to parties with a room full of men waiting their turn in line to have sex with her.

Part of me was so angry and so sad. I felt I was so lost.  I didn’t know what to do.  I had to numb myself.  I was drinking every day, getting high.  I didn’t know what to do besides numb it so I didn’t have to feel it.

Maria lived under the rigid control of the gang. She wasn’t allowed to see family or friends, leave the house, have money, or go to school. She didn’t have a choice over when to wear makeup, do her hair or what she wore. If Maria was allowed to drive Luis to work, he checked the mileage on the car to ensure she drove straight home.

I would sneak around to see my sisters and my brothers because I couldn’t give them up.  And then I’d get beaten in for it.  But after a while, I did cut it off completely, and a part of me died inside because I had no connection with them.

To the gang, Maria was a financial investment, a commodity to earn money for the gang. Her contribution to the gang was her body – used to carry drugs from Mexico to the U.S. and sold to men for sex. The comfort and protection of the gang she had dreamed about years earlier was a far cry from the violence and danger she experienced.

After a while, I felt I needed to fight people just because I had so much anger built up towards him.  I took it out on everyone that got in my path.

She had opportunities for help, but her status as a victim was not recognized. Maria was taken to juvenile detention centers numerous times; however, each time she was directed into programs that addressed her violent behavior or substance abuse. She masked her victimization and used coping mechanisms like drugs and alcohol to numb her from the violence and pain.

They couldn’t see that I needed help or that I wanted help because I was so numb, because I was always drinking.  I was always high.  I had to numb myself because there was no way that I could possibly continue on without wanting to kill myself, without being numb.  A lot of times I’m just so out of it that nothing mattered.  It was like I was blank.  I don’t think that they could even tell how I was feeling.

After five long years of abuse, Maria turned to a childhood friend for help the summer she turned 18. She hid in the safety of his basement, abandoned by her family, criminalized by the justice system, and having just lost connection to the only group and life she had known for the past five years, but free. Through the help of a local outreach organization, Maria was able to access long-awaited services to help her process the transition from a life of constant fear, violence and exploitation to a life of freedom. Several months later, multiple gang leaders, including Luis, were arrested and sentenced to spend their life in prison for murder, further solidifying her feeling of freedom and safety.

Today, Maria serves as a mentor for girls who are trying to escape gangs and trafficking. She shares her story in an effort to prevent others from joining a gang and support those seeking escape. She plans to return to school to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinary technician.

Maria’s story is featured in Chosen Gang Edition, a youth sex trafficking prevention video to teach teens the warning signs of trafficking and dangers of joining a gang.

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Tacoma & Seattle Respond To Alarming Sex Trafficking Trend http://sharedhope.org/2014/03/12/tacoma-seattle-respond-alarming-sex-trafficking-trend/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tacoma-seattle-respond-alarming-sex-trafficking-trend http://sharedhope.org/2014/03/12/tacoma-seattle-respond-alarming-sex-trafficking-trend/#respond Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:47:47 +0000 http://sharedhope.org/?p=6938 Last week, Shared Hope International brought sex trafficking prevention, identification and response education and training to Tacoma public schools, community members, law enforcement, prosecutors and social service providers. On March 5-6, Shared Hope joined the Tacoma Public School District to provide youth sex trafficking prevention education to students, counselors, educators, administrators and principals using the [...]

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Last week, Shared Hope International brought sex trafficking prevention, identification and response education and training to Tacoma public schools, community members, law enforcement, prosecutors and social service providers.

Chosen-47On March 5-6, Shared Hope joined the Tacoma Public School District to provide youth sex trafficking prevention education to students, counselors, educators, administrators and principals using the prevention film, Chosen. The film and resource package are based on the true stories of two Washington teenage girls who were targeted by traffickers. They explain how the traffickers used common techniques like flattery, affection, gifts, promises of fulfilled dreams and adventures, financial stability and isolation to recruit them into the horrifying world of commercial sex. Watch the trailer.

On March 5, we hosted a free community screening of Chosen in Tacoma. Kudos to all of the parents who brought their sons and daughters to the event! Thank you for educating and preparing your child to fight against trafficking to protect themselves and their friends!

Gang Traffick  (26 of 37)The events culminated on March 7 with a gang sex trafficking training for professionals. Through a partnership with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, over 160 Washington law enforcement, prosecutors and social service providers attend a free training on gang sex trafficking. The training equipped attendees to advance cases against gang trafficking, dismantle criminal operations, and provide appropriate services to gang-involved trafficking victims in an effort to improve the identification and response to victims of juvenile sex trafficking.

Chosen-63It was an important week of training and education in Washington! While we can’t make it to every city, you can access the same training and education! Order your copy of Gang TRAP (professionals) or Chosen Plus (available Monday, March 17) to receive the same information on youth sex trafficking prevention and gang trafficking!

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HuffPost – Federal Court: If You Buy a Girl, You’re a Sex Trafficker http://sharedhope.org/2014/03/11/huffpost-federal-court-buy-girl-youre-sex-trafficker/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=huffpost-federal-court-buy-girl-youre-sex-trafficker http://sharedhope.org/2014/03/11/huffpost-federal-court-buy-girl-youre-sex-trafficker/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:40:17 +0000 http://sharedhope.org/?p=6933 I’ve been a little surprised not to see more sting operations like the one in Sturgis, frankly. But Samantha Healy Vardaman and Christine Raino of the anti-trafficking advocacy group Shared Hope International, noted that some legislators worry that a differing ruling in another circuit court could confuse matters, leaving johns considered traffickers in one state, but [...]

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I’ve been a little surprised not to see more sting operations like the one in Sturgis, frankly. But Samantha Healy Vardaman and Christine Raino of the anti-trafficking advocacy group Shared Hope International, noted that some legislators worry that a differing ruling in another circuit court could confuse matters, leaving johns considered traffickers in one state, but not another. We are glad to see pending legislation in Congress, the End Sex Trafficking Act of 2013, which aims to clarify the federal law governing trafficking, to broaden the definition of traffickers to include those who “purchase and solicit” sex acts with minors.

But even when prosecutors are armed with the sturdiest laws, they need the resources to enforce them. Ms. Vardaman and Ms. Raino estimate that far too often, U.S. Attorney’s Offices are declining to prosecute cases charging commercial sexual exploitation of children, because of a lack of resources, and because of the need for training and coordination with local law enforcement in investigations.

FULL STORY – Huffington Post - Federal Court: If You Buy a Girl, You’re a Sex Trafficker

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Happy Birthday Abe! What We Learned From President Lincoln http://sharedhope.org/2014/02/12/happy-birthday-abe-learned-president-lincoln/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=happy-birthday-abe-learned-president-lincoln http://sharedhope.org/2014/02/12/happy-birthday-abe-learned-president-lincoln/#comments Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:18:39 +0000 http://sharedhope.org/?p=6627 President Abraham Lincoln has been herald as one of the early abolitionists, having drafted and signed the Emancipation Proclamation. While this national symbol of freedom does mark early efforts to abolish slavery, President Lincoln recognized its limitations. Here are a few lessons we learned from Abe: Though Lincoln believed that slavery was morally wrong, he [...]

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President Abraham Lincoln has been herald as one of the early abolitionists, having drafted and signed the Emancipation Proclamation. While this national symbol of freedom does mark early efforts to abolish slavery, President Lincoln recognized its limitations. Here are a few lessons we learned from Abe:

Though Lincoln believed that slavery was morally wrong, he struggled to identify how to address it within the existing political system. Over 150 years later, we struggle with the same thing. Federal law identifies child sex slaves (rightfully) as trafficking victims; however, in states around the nation child victims fall under contradictory laws that label the child both a victim of trafficking and a perpetrator of prostitution. Their treatment is largely dependent on which label they receive from law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges and service providers working on their case. Some children are identified as a victim of a crime but are charged with a delinquent offense to keep them in the safety of a detention center if therapeutic shelter options are unavailable. This is why we started the Protected Innocence Challenge. We outlined 41 legal provisions every state should have to protect children from trafficking. Check out how your state scored.

The Emancipation Proclamation did not free all slaves. In fact, the Proclamation specifically freed slaves in only 10 states “in rebellion against the United States,” namely southern Confederate states. Nearly one million people remained in slavery in the United States after the Proclamation was signed. Today, slavery continues to flourish. Sex and labor trafficking is a real and urgent crisis facing America. Experts estimate that at least 100,000 American children are trafficked within the U.S. each year.
Here are a few simple ways to tip your hat to Abe on his birthday by engaging in your own abolitionist efforts:

  1. Write your legislator. Send him/her your state report card and ask them to support important bills that relate to human trafficking.
  2. Support shelter and services in the United States. Give to Terry’s House, a residential program that offers free housing for survivors of trafficking so they can focus on their education.
  3. Teach youth warning signs and indicators of trafficking. Chosen will help this conversation. Order this 20-minute prevention film to show to teens in your community.

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How Violence Plagues the Poor http://sharedhope.org/2014/02/03/violence-plagues-poor/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=violence-plagues-poor http://sharedhope.org/2014/02/03/violence-plagues-poor/#comments Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:30:34 +0000 http://sharedhope.org/?p=6585 “The locusts of everyday violence have been allowed to swarm unabated in the developing world. And they are laying waste to the hope of the poor.” – Gary A. Haugen and Victor Boutros in their new book, The Locust Effect  As we work to combat sex trafficking in the U.S. and abroad, we come face [...]

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“The locusts of everyday violence have been allowed to swarm unabated in the developing world. And they are laying waste to the hope of the poor.” – Gary A. Haugen and Victor Boutros in their new book, The Locust Effect 

As we work to combat sex trafficking in the U.S. and abroad, we come face to face every day with the reality that poor people are vulnerable to violence. Globally, the facts are stunning. According to International Justice Mission, nearly 30 million children, women and men are held as forced labor slaves. One in 5 women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape – and sexual violence makes everyday activities like going to school, gathering water, using a communal restroom or taking public transport dangerous.  IJM states that 4 billion people  - that most of the world’s poorest people – live in places where their justice systems don’t or can’t protect them from these kinds of “everyday violence.”

In the United States, homeless, runaway or impoverished youth are at increased risk of being commercially sexually exploited by traffickers and buyers. They are easily and quickly targeted as vulnerable and needy youth by traffickers seeking to exploit their body for cash. Unfortunately, the U.S. justice system often overlooks these youth, classifying them as delinquent and placing them into a system that only further perpetuates their belief that help is beyond reach.

In India and Nepal, it is not uncommon for women enrolled in our shelters to share stories of being sold into the brothels at a young age so their parents could pay rent or feed their siblings. Our friends tell horrific tales of violence committed by the hands of brutal buyers. Knowing only violence, they live in fear and slavery.

Our friends at International Justice Mission just put together this unforgettable video that shows what the world is up against as we work together to help our poorest neighbors.  You won’t want to miss the powerful moment at 1:48 – - our fight against poverty is worth safeguarding.

Want more? Check out The Locust Effect, by IJM’s president Gary A.  Haugen, which releases today.

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Supporter Impact Video | 2013 http://sharedhope.org/2014/01/29/donor-thank-you-video/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=donor-thank-you-video http://sharedhope.org/2014/01/29/donor-thank-you-video/#respond Thu, 30 Jan 2014 03:54:13 +0000 http://sharedhope.org/?p=6548   RESTORATION This year we partnered with 12 local shelter and service organizations in 5 countries to offer education, job skills, healing, community, medical care and FREEDOM to 453 survivors. We supported housing for 204 women and children. 4,640 HIV/AIDS related medical visits were made through outreach to potential trafficking victims in red light districts. We convened over [...]

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RESTORATION
This year we partnered with 12 local shelter and service organizations in 5 countries to offer education, job skills, healing, community, medical care and FREEDOM to 453 survivors. We supported housing for 204 women and children. 4,640 HIV/AIDS related medical visits were made through outreach to potential trafficking victims in red light districts. We convened over 140 service providers and survivors at the National Colloquium to drive forward the discussion about services and shelter in America.

PREVENTION
We brought training to 2800 first responders, service providers, and community members in 22 states through 42 trainings and general education to over 4,500 activists. We expanded our training resources to include gang trafficking education and successfully integrated the Intervene Intake Tool in juvenile detention centers in Nevada, Florida, Maryland, D.C., New York, California to help identify trafficked youth. Shared Hope developed a youth sex trafficking prevention film, Chosen, to teach teens the warning signs of trafficking.

JUSTICE
This year we launched the Demanding Justice Project to combat demand by investigating criminal justice outcomes for buyers and testified to Congress about the problem of demand. We brought legal and advocacy assistance to 22 states, 16 of which strengthened their laws and raised their Protected Innocence grade. We protested Backpage.com to stop the sale of children online.

Thank you to the 2,000 Defenders, 317 Ambassadors, and thousands of supporters who stand with us. Who give their time, talent, and money to support our mission. We’ll continue to bring prevention education to youth and adults, stronger laws to states, training to first responders, shelter and service support and leadership, and new research until sexual slavery is abolished.

And to survivors – thank you. You are our strength and inspiration and we will continue fighting for you.

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Defenders Super Bowl Campaign http://sharedhope.org/2014/01/21/defenders-super-bowl-campaign/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=defenders-super-bowl-campaign http://sharedhope.org/2014/01/21/defenders-super-bowl-campaign/#comments Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:32:13 +0000 http://sharedhope.org/?p=6512 How many of you have heard of the Super Bowl? Alright, who I am I kidding? Everyone has! Great food, the most creative ad campaigns of the year, and great football­—it’s pretty hard to miss. Millions of people participate in this day. According to a 2013 Retail Advertising and Marketing Association survey, approximately 75% of [...]

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getinthegameHow many of you have heard of the Super Bowl? Alright, who I am I kidding? Everyone has! Great food, the most creative ad campaigns of the year, and great football­—it’s pretty hard to miss. Millions of people participate in this day. According to a 2013 Retail Advertising and Marketing Association survey, approximately 75% of American consumers planned to watch the Super Bowl in 2013.

According to this survey, about $68 was spent per person on merchandise related to the Super Bowl.

This same survey predicted that in 2013 over $12.7 billion was spent on Super Bowl related purchases.

For me, this raised a question. What if, instead of spending hours of our time and billions of dollars on this event, we spent some time sharing the fact that New Jersey, home of the MetLife Stadium, still has a C grade on the Protected Innocence Challenge? What if we spent some of our time and money sharing the fact that an estimated 100,000 children every year are sexually exploited through prostitution?

At Shared Hope, we want to get 2014 started off right, and I’d like you to participate. 2014 is our year to make a difference in the world. On January 20, we are launching our Second Annual Defenders Super Bowl Campaign, and I’d like to invite you to participate. It’s time that we get men to step up and be true Defenders. It’s time that we end demand. It’s time to get in the game.

There are several ways that you can do this.

  1. If you haven’t already, take the Defenders Pledge. Make a free, public declaration that you are going to let your lifestyle protect the women and children around you.
  2. Share the Defenders Pledge with others. As an added incentive, if you recruit 15 men to take the pledge and they say that you inspired them to do so, we will give you a free Defenders V-neck shirt, while supplies last. We’ll sweeten the pot, if you get 30 men to take the pledge, we will throw in a Defenders polo shirt for FREE!
  3. Spread the word about human trafficking. Gear up with Defenders apparel from our store!
  4. Raise awareness about your state grade on the Protected Innocence Challenge. Spread the word on Facebook and Twitter. Share the link sharedhope.org/stategrades so your friends can see their state score and write their legislator about it!
  5. Engage with us! On the day of the Super Bowl (February 2nd), we will be tweeting, posting on Facebook, and posting a few blog entries. Your job is to spread the word to your community. Like, share, and retweet our messages! It’s time to get in the game. Use #knowthescore to add your voice to the Defenders conversation on Twitter.

Will you join us? It’s time to get in the game.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DefendersUSA

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedefendersusa

Website: www.thedefendersusa.org

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All Media & News Coverage 2014 http://sharedhope.org/2014/01/01/media-news-coverage-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=media-news-coverage-2014 http://sharedhope.org/2014/01/01/media-news-coverage-2014/#respond Wed, 01 Jan 2014 19:44:05 +0000 http://sharedhope.org/?p=6550 April 8: KATU - Social Media Messages Common Tactic in Recruiting Teen Prostitutes Mar. 31: Daily Comet - Anti-human Trafficking Measure Moves Forward Mar. 28: Citizen Link - Trafficking Survivor Shares her Story to Help Others Mar. 21: Examiner - Wendi Russo Hosts A-List Treasures Auction To Benefit Shared Hope International  Mar. 20: OPB - Statesman Journal: Human Trafficking A [...]

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