The Defenders are men who have come to understand the marketplace of commercial sexual exploitation. We are committed to doing everything in our power to stop that exploitation. At the core of our existence is the Defenders Pledge, where we commit our lives to bringing dignity, honor, and respect to women and children. Out of that flow our other initiatives which exist to show women that we care, hold other men accountable, and working to end the demand for this destructive market. The question is: are you a Defender?
- I will not purchase or participate in pornography, prostitution or any form of the commercial sex industry.
- I will hold my friends accountable for their actions toward women and children.
- I will take immediate action to protect those I love from this destructive market.
Will you take the pledge? Click here.
Already taken the pledge? Do you have a desire to expand The Defenders in your area? Do you want to empower other men to take the pledge? Are you interested in speaking on behalf of The Defenders USA, hosting awareness events, and/or empowering other Defenders to take action? If any of these desires resonate with you, then we have a program that will equip you to do these things.
Become a Defenders Captain today, and we will equip you to take The Defenders program to a whole new level in your own community. You can get more information about the Defenders Captain program here.
Our first Path to Freedom is located at Terry’s House an independent living home for women ages 18-22.
This beautiful home was donated by a Defender and is located in the Pacific Northwest.
It provides a place of refuge for victimized women to rebuild their shattered lives, and begin to realize their dreams of starting a Path to Freedom from Trafficking and prior enslavement.
Donate to the Path to Freedom here.
Recently we released our Renting Lacy Audiobook, which is available for order now. This was a Defenders-sponsored project, and we have many plans for it. Currently, we are working to get the audiobook into the trucking industry so truckers themselves can be educated on the reality of sex trafficking in America. You can order a copy of the audiobook today.
Chosen, a documentary by Shared Hope International, tells the shocking true story of two ‘All-American’ teenage girls tricked into trafficking. As men, you can use this resource to educate yourself and the men around you on the reality of human trafficking. Chosen is a comprehensive video resource package that reveals the warning signs and sometimes fatal consequences of sex trafficking to all people.