• My Body is Mine: Perspective from one Malagasy teammate

    A member of the Love146 team in Africa reflects on presenting our “My Body is Mine” flip chart: “The children in Madagascar need to be reached because their parents aren’t talking about sexual abuse, or sexuality, with them. So kids aren’t aware of it. Even me, I was not. I didn’t know the meaning of the word “rape” until I was 15. It wasn’t until I was older when I understood what it was.


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  • END IT

    Shine a Light on Slavery Day is part of the growing movement of people coming together to take a stand against human trafficking. It’s a day for us to celebrate how far we’ve come and rally for the fight ahead. It’s a day for us to take a stand, to join together and use our collective voices to say no more. It’s a day when you can look around and see how many others are standing with alongside you in this conviction. We are here to fight until the abolition of trafficking and exploitation is complete.


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  • Sextortion in Schools: Advice for Educators

    Students are growing up in a world of social media. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat — these are today’s gathering places. The space where youth engage in the normal adolescent behavior of exploring and testing their boundaries. As a preventative measure, we want to teach kids how to safely navigate the Internet, how to recognize when something may be getting out of control, and how to access help when needed.


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  • “If Only I’d Known”

    My first experience with this phrase is deeply etched in my mind: A young girl shared that she had met a group of people — people she thought were her friends. When things began to change, she wasn’t aware what was happening until it was too late. She said, “If only I’d known then what I know now.” These “friends” became her traffickers. They identified her vulnerability and need for connection, and they skillfully exploited it.


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  • Why fighting bullying fights child trafficking.

    October is national Anti-Bullying Month, and we are struck by the ways in which Not a #Number, Love146’s child trafficking and exploitation prevention program, can create a space where youth feel safe to share about their experiences — ways they’ve been hurt, ways they’ve hurt others — and learn strategies to build their resilience, identify support systems, and increase their empathy.


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  • A Time to Dream

    There are too many forces in this world that make young people’s worlds feel smaller. We’ve found in our prevention work that the solution doesn’t come from new rules to follow or new things to fear. The solution is stepping into a bigger world.


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  • “I think I’ve hurt someone like this…”

    One of the most disturbing things about the recent Stanford rape case is that there seems to be a willful refusal to see the victimization and Brock Turner’s responsibility for it.

    We’re reminded of the power of simply SEEING the problem when, in our prevention program, a teen boy looks at us with tears in his eyes and says, “I think I’ve hurt someone.”


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  • Those On the Journey With us

    This month, for the first time, volunteers in New York State connected with a local business to fund local work supporting our in-depth prevention education curriculum, Not a #Number, designed to help keep vulnerable youth safe. `


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  • Love Supports Our Houston Red Gala

    We are grateful for the love, community, and movement that will allow us to reach tens of thousands of youth with Not a #Number, our prevention education curriculum, throughout the country in the next two to three years.


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  • Schooled by compassion

    I have learned the face of this issue here…in my own streets, in my own city, in my nation. In the middle of my learning I have come to realize not only how blind I have been to the issue here, but I have also seen a lack of compassion in myself that is disturbing.


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