URGENT ACTION: TELL FACEBOOK TO ADD CRITICAL PRIVACY DEFAULTS TO PROTECT CHILDREN
The children we work with tell us that predators use Facebook to contact and groom them. Facebook has a responsibility to fix this immediately. We need you to raise your voice and tell Facebook: When you invite teens to create accounts, your default privacy settings shouldn’t make them easy to prey upon! From our experience, we’re urging 3 common sense changes to default privacy settings for children. You can watch a quick video that explains these recommendations & sign the petition here.
YOUR DONATION GOES TWICE AS FAR — AT A TIME WHEN IT’S NEEDED MOST
Right now, a small group of generous donors is matching your donations!* Your donations would come at a critical time, when we’re behind in the funds needed to fuel work that protects children. So far, we’re at 80% towards the goal for maxing out this matching opportunity! We’re almost there, let’s do this!
FIGHT FOR A WORLD WHERE ANYONE, REGARDLESS OF GENDER, CAN ASK FOR HELP WITHOUT STIGMA
Trafficking and sexual assault don’t just happen to women and girls. It happens to boys — and we don’t identify it, or even talk about it, as much as we should. It’s really hard for boys because we as society don’t allow them to come forward and say that they were sexually assaulted. Currently, of the children in Love146’s survivor care for sex trafficked youth, 12% are boys.
Watch our short video: It Happens to Boys, Too
STATE DEPARTMENT INITIATIVE BENEFITS LOVE146 PHILIPPINES
Many of the children in our care in the Philippines have been victimized by cyber-traffickers — a huge problem in the Philippines. We’re happy to report that the US State Department and the government of the Philippines are providing funding to groups on the ground fighting trafficking, through a new U.S.-Philippines Child Protection Compact Partnership. The boys and girls in our safe homes are now partially supported through funding made available through a sub-grant from the Salvation Army, which received funding along with the International Justice Mission, World Vision, and World Hope International. Not only will this grant help facilitate a new level of collaborative work between these great partners, it’s also an important recognition of the work we are doing caring for children.