Approximately 1.2 million girls and boys are trafficked each year.
And it's the second most profitable business in the world...taking in over 100 Billion dollars a year.
OUR 2017 CAMPAIGN
TO FUND WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP TO ERADICATE SEX TRAFFICKING
national human trafficking rescue number
Sex Trafficking is NOT an issue only impacting second and third world countries. It is right here in the United States. And it needs to stop.
We've ridden along with police and volunteers to speak with victims of trafficking, offering 800 numbers, hot chocolate, conversation, and compassion, we are committed to outreach and eradication.
Rescuing sex trafficked victims can be a difficult job! And the women who are on the ground making it happen need our help! It takes dollars, organization, resource, counseling, medical exams, housing and much more!
WHERE DOES your donation GO?
The money goes to women who meet our qualifications for funding and will be decided in December, 2018.
As a foundation we use your funds to grant to women-led causes who are charities and meet certain criteria:
1. Are fighting sex trafficking in their communities or nationally.
2. Are vetted by Women Like Us Foundation to meet criteria that assures the funds will be used solely for this purpose.
3. Have a successful track record of rescuing and recovering victims of sex trafficking.
4. Apply through the Women Like Us Foundation for a grant by December 30, 2017.
On a Global Scale, the greatest form of human trafficking is for sexual exploitation, with women and children being the most vulnerable. In second and third world countries, migrants hand over their lives to people promising a safe passage to new destinations promising fresh opportunity, only to find themselves forced into sex work or slavery. According to the United Nations 2016 Global Report on Trafficked Persons, some of these sexually exploited individuals are also at risk for organ harvesting.
Women Like Us Foundation has a long history of creating awareness of sex trafficking both locally and globally. Our support of women's leadership against sex trafficking is making a difference for lives of women and girls.
There are three steps to rebuilding the life of a sex trafficking victim, we call them the three "Rs"
rescue restore recover
RESCUE: They may dial an 800 number that was given to them at some time and know it's time to call. They may meet a person on the street that asks them if they need help. Or they may simply walk into a half way house and know that they are done. Yet, they may do nothing at all. They don't know the resources, they don't know how to begin. They may not even know they NEED help. That's where dedicated organizations come in to help.
RESTORE: It takes some longer than others to go through the restoration process. She/he may not want to talk at first. Frightened and feeling very much alone, the process is slow. But we understand and they get the time they need. Through counseling, connection with resources that know the process and finally, realizing safety, the process begins. Usually in 6 months to a year it is time to step back into the world and start a new life.
RECOVER: The recovery process helps victims become heroes. Housing, education, re-entering into society is a step by step process. In group homes or simply group meetings, these organizations lend support and counseling, resources and connections to begin the process for a stronger future and self-love.
WHAT CAN YOU DO ?
YOU CAN HOLD A SALON (it's simply a meeting to learn about sex trafficking and ask your friends to donate.)
We support women-led initiatives that work with the police and go out to the streets to meet the victims...offer an 800 safety number and friendship. When they call or reach out, they are ready to take action.
Many victims of sex trafficking have become immune to understanding that they are valuable human beings and they can have better lives. Women-led initiatives are working hard to help victims realized their worth and pave the way to brighter futures.
What is the cost of ensuring that victims can get through all three stages of recovery? Research and experience finds that approximately $10,000 is what's required.
Through funding, volunteering, and awareness building, Women Like Us Foundation has successfully helped and sustained women-led organizations fighting sex trafficking, helping numerous girls off the streets to reenter society.
There is no denying that sex trafficking is not going away, and in a time where it's increasingly obvious that women's and girl's rights are NOT a priority, now is a critical time to act.
With your contribution, you will help Women Like Us Foundation to grant funds to women who are making a difference to end Sex Trafficking in the United States and will specifically assist with...:
* Sustainability of their programs
* Impact in the lives of victims
* Awareness and development of their mission and achievements
Women Like Us Foundation has successfully helped the below women-led organizations:
SOMALY MAM FOUNDATION
SHARED HOPE INTERNATIONAL