Awareness

Every victimized and vulnerable person deserves to be surrounded by an alert community, trained professionals, strong laws and policies, and shelter and service options. We strive to inspire a nation of informed activists to combat societal norms, misconceptions, and ignorance through the following trafficking awareness initiatives:

Chosen

Youth Sex Trafficking Prevention Film Series

This film series is designed to teach teens the warning signs and indicators of trafficking through the true stories of teenage girls who were tricked by traffickers. Brianna, Lacy and Maria discuss how modern American pimps and gangs are luring youth into the commercial sex industry and how teens can protect themselves and others from being chosen. The resource packages include additional educational tools to further discussion, learning and action! Discounts available for purchases of two or more packages.

Chosen
Chosen Packages
Chosen tells the true stories of two ‘All-American’ teenage girls who were tricked by traffickers. Brianna, 18, was a star student, cheerleader and waitress. Lacy, 13, enjoyed church and volunteering in her community. Both were skillfully targeted by traffickers and manipulated into the dangerous commercial sex market. (Run Time: 21:34)

Price: $49.00
 

Chosen – Gang Edition

Chosen Gang Package

Lured by promises of love and protection Maria was recruited by a gang at 12 years old. For five years, she was forced to sacrifice her body to Mexican drug runs, prostitution, and violence. Trapped in a world she never expected, she was forced to make the ultimate decision: surrender her life to the gang or risk escape? (Run Time: 12:48)

Price: $15.00
 

Chosen PLUS Gang Edition Chosen Plus Packages
Chosen PLUS Gang Edition is the most comprehensive youth sex trafficking prevention film and resource package available! Package includes both Chosen and Chosen – Gang Edition films and accompanying resources.

Price: $59.00
 

Pathbreaker Award

The Pathbreaker Award is a prestigious award to honor individuals who made an outstanding contribution to the movement against commercial sexual exploitation. In 2000, the U.S. Department of State enlisted Shared Hope to hold Pathbreaking Strategies conferences in six countries to energize the national conversation about the issue of trafficking and share innovative approaches to combat the problem. During this process, we created the Pathbreaker Award to recognize the pioneering efforts of individuals throughout the world. These leaders broke the trend of inaction and initiated proactive responses to prevent sex trafficking. Previous recipients include Sgt. John Chapman of the Vancouver Police Department (2010); Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna (2011), Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (2011), Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (2011), Ernie Allen (2012), Amy O’Neill Richard (2012), Drew Oosterbaan (2012), Deborah Richardson (2012), Congressman Judge Ted Poe (2013), Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia Cordes (2013) and Vednita Carter (2013).

Kids Are Not For Sale Campaign

Kids Are Not For Sale campaigns engage community members with interactive trafficking awareness events. By coordinating the passion and network of grassroots activists with the power and authority of policy and opinion leaders, the Kids Are Not For Sale campaign transforms an uninformed, unresponsive community into an alert community prepared to identify and serve victims. This campaign has strengthened the network of protection in Oregon, Las Vegas, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. through training, campus and community events including movie screenings, panel discussions, marches, rallies, press conferences, fundraisers, public advertising and coalition building.

The Defenders “Take The Pledge” Campaign

The Defenders’ “Take the Pledge” Campaign, launched on Father’s Day 2006, is a national men’s awareness and action campaign. The campaign aims to mobilize an army of 100,000 Defenders to protect and defend exploited women and children. Defenders are men of all ages who take a pledge and take action to fight against the commercial sex industry.

Thousands of men across the nation have already banded together to help prevent and stop prostitution, pornography, and exploitation in all its forms. Join the ranks of committed men on purpose. Become a Defender today.

Click here to Take the Pledge.

Learn more about the Defenders campaign.

 

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