“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Albert Einstein


The problem is deeper than sex trafficking.


Sex trafficking is a global threat to vulnerable women, children, and even men worldwide. When a person has been forced, deceived, or coerced into being sold for sex they have become a victim of sex trafficking.

Understand more about trafficking

Sex trafficking is indeed one of the most insidious injustices of our time, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg. If we truly want to end sex trafficking we must abolish the entire sex industry. This industry—involving prostitution, stripping, and pornography—is a system of exploitation.


Prostitution

Most women in prostitution have a history of childhood physical and/or sexual abuse, have come out of the foster care system, or came from poverty.

Stripping

Women dancing at strip clubs often do so out of financial desperation and strip clubs frequently become a hotbed for prostitution.

Pornography

Many of the same tactics used by traffickers to lure the vulnerable into prostitution are used by pornographers to recruit “performers."

Our battlefronts

The fight for freedom must be waged in these key battlefronts.

Prostitution

There are 40 to 42 million people in prostitution across the globe.1 99 Billion dollars per year is generated from forced prostitution alone. 2

Many are forced into a life of prostitution, and others find themselves in prostitution due to desperation. Regardless of how they got there, we fight for the freedom and dignity of every single one.

Is prostitution a choice?

Pornography

Adult sex offenders—including child molesters and rapists—have been shown to have significantly higher rates of hardcore porn use than non-offenders. 3

Pornography is prostitution with a camera turned on. Porn propagates sexual objectification on a global scale and has become the most effective marketing vehicle driving men to purchase sex.

Telling the true story about porn

Porn Culture

20% of women, or 1 in 5, have been sexually assaulted while enrolled at a four year university. 4

The pornified stories told through pop-culture cast men as sexual studs, women as sexual objects, and sex as a meaningless recreational act. It supports the growth of the sex industry and fosters rape culture.

Our culture needs to be Liberated
  • Source: Fondation Scelles
  • Source: ILO
  • Source: Marshall, W. L. (1988). Journal of Sex Research, 25 (2), (267-288, 11, 26-68).
  • Source: Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call To Action. The White House Council on Women and Girls. Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011).

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Three simple ways you can fight for freedom.

These brave ones broke free from the cycle of sexual exploitation. Read their stories.

How we fight sexual exploitation


Our work involves uprooting the underlying causes in our culture that allow the industry of sexual exploitation to thrive and helping those who have been sexually exploited. We believe in writing a better story, where every person is offered real choices, empowerment, and true freedom.

Our solution

We’ve started the fight. Strengthen the movement and bring freedom to those caught in the commercial sex industry.

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