Why Pride Matters for Ending Child Trafficking
For the vast majority of LGBTQ+ youth, the systems setup to protect and build resilience – family, laws, religion, peers groups… — can be stigmatizing and ostracizing, making children feel shame rather than pride. Because of these responses from family, community, and society, LGBTQ+ youth end up disproportionately harmed by issues like homelessness, suicide, and human trafficking.
How System Change Will Help End Child Sex Trafficking
Many assume that ending child trafficking just requires us —…
If Epstein and R. Kelly’s sex trafficking charges make you wonder “What’s the world coming to?”
What’s the world coming too??? The truth is it’s coming to a place where we see things that have always been wrong… where we are sick of it… where we demand justice… where we stand with victims… where we say NOT ANYMORE.
Will Robert Kraft’s arrest send a powerful message? We’ll see.
Earlier this year, police say New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft was filmed receiving sexual services at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida. I think a year from now, Kraft will be filmed sitting in his box seats at the Superbowl, as though nothing happened. I have a hunch that next year, my family will be watching the NFL championships again – and just like this year, Kraft will be up there in the box clapping. He’ll probably pay criminal fines that amount to what he might pay for a few nice bottles of wine; another expense in a luxury budget.
How do we measure success? — and other quick updates about how we’re continuing to fight child trafficking…
I’m so pissed off: How our web analytics further reveal the problem of sexual exploitation
We were thrilled when we noticed a spike in the number of people who viewed one of our videos. Until we looked deeper and discovered how the video had been hijacked as clickbait to attract precisely the audience we fight against — which only makes the problem worse.
8 Ways to Care For Yourself – Perspective from People Working To End Child Trafficking
Hike, Talk, Laugh, Cry… However you make time to take care of yourself, it’s important that you do! Life is intense – here’s how we take care of ourselves at Love146.
These girls are fighting daily for everything they deserve, despite what they’ve been dealt. When we sell them short, we hold back all of humanity.
Sonya recently told us: “I am building my life, piece by piece. Despite everything that happened to me, I believe there’s a wonderful plan for my life. I am determined to unravel the future waiting for me.”
Responding to Disclosures: Do’s and Don’ts for Non-Professionals and Volunteers
Don’t ask for more details. Don’t feel you should reciprocate vulnerability. Do believe them.
THE STORY OF 1 SAD STATISTIC
My investigation into the source for a commonly shared trafficking statistic led to a horrifying conclusion: That the stat was just not true… and was the result of someone doing some really illogical math.
Life is like a wheel, Life is like a night
A profound poem by Cecily, a survivor being served by Love146 in our Round Home in the Philippines.