On a Global Scale, the greatest form of human trafficking is for sexual exploitation, with women and children being the most vulnerable. Approximately 1.2 million girls and boys are trafficked each year worldwide.
Exactly a week ago today, on December 8 2017, Women Like Us Foundation’s ambassadors took to Facebook Live to highlight the stories of sex trafficked victims and their own accounts of sexual harassment.
Using the hashtag #hertoo, each ambassador spoke candidly on issues of sex trafficking and why issues concerning sexual abuse and harassment go beyond the #metoo movement.
“Being a part of the #Hertoo Live Train was a remarkable experience and opportunity to heighten awareness of women who have been trafficked that do not yet have a platform to expose their abusers,” commented Ambassador Daisi Pollard. Daisi, a celebrated beauty queen, model and business woman, used her Facebook Live to show a section of the downtown Los Angeles fashion district that is notorious for luring young women into sex trafficking.
“Our efforts are to raise dollars to support the women who fight to eradicate this horrid practice,” emphasizes Linda Rendleman, the CEO and President of Women Like Us Foundation.
“When women use their voices as our ambassadors did, change can happen. Speaking up for sisters in the #hertoo movement is how we can fight sexual abuse and trafficking,” added Rendleman.
Women Like Us ambassador Anna Nova, an entrepreneur and event producer, also highlighted the necessity of being vocal on behalf of underrepresented girls and women in her Facebook Live. “It’s imperative for powerful women to unite together to spread awareness on sex trafficking, and be the voice for those who are rendered powerless to share on their own!”
In addition to helping raise funds for Women Like Us’s campaign to fight sex trafficking, the #hertoo movement aims to encourage others to speak out against sex trafficking on behalf of marginalized girls and women.
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