This week at Love146, we’ve had a generous donor match donations to celebrate Women’s History Month. We’ve decided to have 100% of all donations go toward our Employment and Education program. Tomorrow is the last day to donate and have your match doubled.
Creating Evidence in the Anti-Trafficking Movement: UNH begins groundbreaking evaluation of a child trafficking prevention program.
While many child trafficking prevention education curricula have been developed, to date, none of them have undergone a rigorous external outcome evaluation to show evidence-based impact. But that is about to change.
Euphoria is a show that debuted in 2019 on HBO. With Zendaya in the lead role of 17-year-old Rue, the plot follows a group of high school students as they maneuver how to handle identity, trauma, drug addiction, love, and friendship. And in season 2, a child trafficking plotline seems to be developing.
Do many fans come to the Super Bowl with a pocket full of cash to buy exploited people? And do traffickers amp up their businesses to cater to this flash audience?
On January 19th, Snapchat announced new security measures to their platform in order to make it harder for adults to connect with adolescents they don’t know. This change was prompted by a desire to protect children from people trying to sell them drugs, but it could also help protect children from other predators, such as traffickers.
What’s a red flag: The term “red flag” means you see something that’s a reason to stop and consider your safety. There are red flags for lots of things – depression, dating violence, suicide – and seeing one or two red flags doesn’t necessarily mean that something is happening to you, it simply lets you know that you should probably step back and take another look at the situation.
Over the past several years, the Epstein and Maxwell case has captured the eye of world news. Our hearts ache for each person who was victimized by Epstein and his accomplices. And we are eager to see them heard and acknowledged by the criminal justice system.
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Love146 met Isabella several years ago in a group of youth going through our Prevention program, Not a Number. She wasn’t engaged with the meetings and struggled to complete the sessions. Our Prevention program is designed with sensitivity to the fact that some youth who attend may also have been victimized, and may struggle with confusion about what happened, or be afraid to trust and tell someone.
As students go back to school, Love146 volunteer teams on college & university campuses are starting up again, too! Team leaders have started important discussions about supporting work to ending child trafficking, all while balancing their education. College students bring fresh perspective, effort, and funding to work ending child trafficking. However, more importantly, college is a crossroads where children are becoming adults, many are independent for the first time, some are financially unstable, and ultimately: vulnerability to exploitation remains. Understanding the reality of trafficking, recognizing the signs, and knowing how to get help is critical for a younger generation.
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! This month, we want to celebrate just a few of the many Hispanic & Latinx colleagues and partners who are shaping our history as an organization, and fighting to address disparities in their work to end child trafficking and helping support children in their vulnerabilities.