Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery
We may be in the 21st century yet slavery still co-exists with the freedom we claim to have. Read and learn more about modern-day exploitation here.
Human Trafficking — Empowering Men
Whenever we engage in human trafficking awareness, our usual assumptions and prejudices would usually depict a picture of women rallying for their rights and justice. While it’s not necessarily accurate, men have seemed to be out of the picture in terms of this specific empowerment.
The Unfortunate Truths of Human Trafficking and Childhood Abuse
Did you know that there is a direct link between human trafficking and sexual abuse? A research study showed that 84% of human trafficking survivors also had a history of childhood sexual abuse. Láro partnered with The Children’s Assessment Center to host a Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon featuring Jason Wu in April to help raise money and awareness of the link between child abuse and human trafficking.
The Dirty Dozen List And Why It Matters
Every year, Endsexualexploitation.org puts out something called The Dirty Dozen List. This list contains the twelve names of mainstream companies, brands, and organizations who are the top 12 contributors to sexual exploitation in America! The purpose of The Dirty Dozen List is to put the spotlight on people who are fueling the sexual exploitation industry. For some, this may be a wake-up call to brands that they have been supporting and buying from regularly.
How to Help Anti-Trafficking Organizations Around the World
Human trafficking is the fastest-growing organized crime activity in the United States. Traffickers make almost $32 billion from the suffering of their victims, and now nearly 70% of these transactions take place online. Fortunately, there are hundreds of organizations out there who are working around the clock to help end human trafficking and help survivors stay out of the cycle. Regardless of how much money you have, what you do for a living, or how much time you have, there are so many ways you can help anti-trafficking organizations! Here is how to help anti-trafficking organizations around the world. Change your Buying Habits Many of the big name stores and…
5 Ways Parents Can Protect Their Children From Sex Trafficking
The average child trapped in the sex trade will enter when they are just 12 years old. More than half of the people who are forced into human trafficking are children, and nearly 100,000 of these children are forced into prostitution or pornography. Unfortunately, this number is continuing to grow each and every year. As a parent, we all worry about the dangers of our children talking to strangers or being abducted. Fortunately, there are ways you can protect your children! Here are five things you can do as a parent to help protect your child from sex trafficking. Talk to your children about sexual abuse and sex trafficking Every…
Why I Started a Social Enterprise
Starting a new venture isn’t easy, especially in business. Some people will choose to start their own business to help improve their lives, be their own boss, or to jump into a new business idea that they are excited about. When it came to starting a social enterprise for me, it was the desire to use my business to create a positive change in people’s lives. How is a social enterprise different from a regular business? Social entrepreneurship is a business that focuses on sustainability and creating global change. These types of businesses are mission-based and may dedicate some or all of the profit they make toward a cause they…
6 Ways to Fight Against Human Trafficking This Super Bowl
The first Sunday of every February, the big game sweeps the nation, and all eyes are on the TV for one night. The Super Bowl will have most people focusing on hot wings and football, but did what many people don’t realize is that human trafficking spikes during this season. There are a few ways you can fight against human trafficking this Super Bowl, here is what you and your family can do. Know the Signs of Human Trafficking It’s important to not only know the signs of human trafficking for yourself, but to be able to identify others who may be showing the signs. The U.S. Department of State…
How to Prevent Human Trafficking at This Year’s Super Bowl
Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner. When you think of the Super Bowl, images of drinking beer, delicious chicken wings, and the infamous Super Bowl ads might come to mind. Super Bowl Sunday is intended to be a day of watching football and eating great food with your friends and family. Because of this, most people don’t stop to think about the spike in sex trafficking that accompanies the Super Bowl season. For those of you not familiar with this issue, we are going to take a closer look at the dark side of the Super Bowl, and what you can do to help prevent it. These tips…
The Dangers of Sex Trafficking and Pornography
Did you know that people who consume pornography are typically exposed to it before they even turn 18? What’s worse, is that most of them don’t even know what goes in the production and creation of the pornography they are watching. They may not know how those performers got on camera in the first place or the events that brought them there, and how many of them may not have been there of their own free will. Many traffickers use pornography as a means to make money from their victims and create a psychological reason for them to stay. There are many dangers that come from pornography that your children…