If you are a victim or survivor, please call Dr. Sally Kemp, President, at (573) 317-0254 if you need help right away. We will hold your information in the strictest confidence, and work to get you to a point of safety and hope.
We’ve also researched the best sources on human trafficking and bring this educational material to you. Mindy Summers, our Advisory Board Member, has scoured the web for other resources that may help you in understanding the magnitude of human trafficking that affects millions each year worldwide.
Sex & Labor Trafficking
National Human Trafficking Hotline: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/
Its mission is to provide human trafficking victims and survivors with access to critical support and services to get help and stay safe, and to equip the anti-trafficking community with the tools to effectively combat all forms of human trafficking. They offer round-the-clock access to a safe space to report tips, seek services, and ask for help. They also provide information, statistics, and resources on a wide range of topics related to human trafficking
Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. Their comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what they do – helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.
Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force: https://ago.mo.gov/home/working-for-you/human-trafficking
Human Trafficking is no less than modern-day slavery, and it’s taking place right here. In Missouri communities and neighborhoods, victims are bought and sold for sexual exploitation and forced labor. The Attorney General’s Office has committed to fight to end this epidemic and ensure that no person’s body or life is ever for sale.
Treasures is a unique, faith based outreach and support group for women in the sex industry. Our mission is to reach, restore and equip women in the sex indistry and victims of sex trafficking to live healthy, flourishing lives, and train others to do the same across the globe.
Fight The New Drug: https://fightthenewdrug.org/
Fight the New Drug is a non-religious and non-legislative organization that exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts.
Fortify was designed to equip individuals struggling with compulsive pornography use – young and old – with tools, education and community to assist them in reaching lasting freedom. Our mission is to help spark an uprising of people tired of porn messing with their lives – and ready for something far better.
XXX Church: https://www.xxxchurch.com/
Porn addiction is one of the most difficult addictions to overcome, but XXXchurch is your resource online for pornography addiction help.
They prevail over sex and porn addiction through awareness, prevention, and recovery.
Fair Trade Resources
Fair Trade Friday: http://fairtradefriday.club/
FTF exists as an avenue for women to empower women. They are tackling poverty through job opportunity and empowerment, rather than enablement, in Jesus’ name. 100% of the proceeds support the artisans--thousands of women and their children around the world. FTF is a ministry of Mercy House Global, a non-profit organization.
Mercy House Global: http://mercyhouseglobal.org/
Mercy House exists to engage, empower and disciple women around the globe in Jesus’ name. We provide for the rescue of pregnant girls in Kenya and provide a home for them. We empower their families and many others with dignified work so we can redeem future generations. We do this by engaging those with resources to say yes to the plight of women in poverty by empowering women around the world through partnerships and sustainable fair trade product development. ‘
Fair Trade Certified: https://www.fairtradecertified.org/
Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, fishermen, consumers, industry, and the earth. They achieve their mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.
Not For Sale Campaign: https://www.notforsalecampaign.org/
A network to grow self-sustaining social projects with purpose driven business to end exploitation and forced labor.
Baptist World Aid: http://www.sustainabilityportal.net/blog/baptist-world-aid-2018-ethical-fashion-guide
This is the 5th report produced by Baptist World Aid Australia examining labour rights management systems in the fashion industry. The Report grades 114 companies, from A to F, on the strength of their systems to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour and exploitation in their supply chains.
Local & National Campaigns Campaigns
Oasis Refuge: http://www.oasisrefuge.com/
The crucial service of OASIS is their therapeutic home model. Female survivors of sex trafficking (12-18 years-old) will be given a safe place to heal through a trauma-informed restoration program and by receiving education, spiritual development, and medical care.
F.R.E.E. International: http://freeinternational.org/
F.R.E.E. works to abolish sex and labor trafficking primarily in the U.S. with innovative collaborations through public and private partnerships.
On Time Ministry: https://www.ontimeministry.com/
A ministry dedicated to the prevention, rescue and restoration from the epidemic of human trafficking.
Exodus Cry: https://exoduscry.com/
Exodus Cry exists to break the cycle of commercial sexual exploitation and help those who have been sold for sex because every person should be free.
Rapha House: https://raphahouse.org/
Its mission is to end the trafficking of and sexual exploitation of children through aftercare for survivors, prevention for the vulnerable, and awareness for all.
Stand Against Trafficking: http//standagainsttrafficking.org/
Stand Against Trafficking exists to mobilize the community to end human trafficking in the Ozarks.
Citizens Against Domestic Violence: http://www.cadv-voc.org/
CADV/VOC- established in 1984, is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention, shelter, advocacy, and support to victims of domestic and sexual violence. The highly committed Board of Directors, staff and volunteers provide the information, tools, resources and support that empower victims to make and sustain positive choices in their lives. These changes lead to the happiness and security of a life free from violence.
Shared Hope International: https://sharedhope.org/
Shared Hope International is dedicated to bringing an end to sex trafficking through our three pronged approach- prevent, restore, and bring justice.
NightLight International: https://www.nightlightinternational.com/
NightLight builds trusting relationships with individuals in the sex industry, offering dignifying alternatives and helpful resources. Their programs provide assistance and intervention to both national and international victims.
Awareness & Films
Nefarious Merchant of Souls: http://nefariousdocumentary.com/
“Modern slavery.” It sounds like a paradox. Hasn’t humanity progressed? Didn’t we leave slavery dead on the battlefields of the American Civil War? Didn’t social reformers like Lincoln and Wilberforce legislate against such cruelty over a hundred years ago? So we had thought. But, with over 27 million enslaved people in the world, human trafficking is once again the battlefront of the century.
Regardless of nationality, victims are systematically stripped of their identity, battered into gruesome submission, and made to perform humiliating sexual acts on up to 40 strangers every night. Most are held in dingy apartments and brothels, forced to take heavy doses of illegal drugs, and monitored very closely. Victims are often thrown into such ghastly oppression at 13 years old. Some are abducted outright, while others are lured out of poverty, romantically seduced, or sold by their families.
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery. From the first scene, Nefarious gives an in-depth look at the human trafficking industry, showing where slaves are sold (often in developed, affluent countries), where they work, and where they are confined. With footage shot in over nineteen different countries, Nefarious exposes the nightmare of sex slavery as experienced by hundreds of thousands daily, through the eyes of both the enslaved and their traffickers. Nefarious features expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders, and captures the gripping and triumphant testimonies of survivors in order to galvanize hope and vision.
From initial recruitment to victim liberation—and everything in between—the previously veiled underworld of sex slavery is uncovered in the groundbreaking, tell-all Nefarious: Merchant of Souls.
Exodus Cry: In response to the sex trafficking crisis, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls director, writer, and producer, Benjamin Nolot, founded Exodus Cry, an international anti-trafficking organization. Exodus Cry is built on a foundation of prayer and is committed to abolishing sex slavery through Christ-centered prevention, intervention, and holistic restoration of trafficking victims. Learn more about Exodus Cry at exoduscry.com.
Liberated The New Sexual Revolution: http://magiclanternpictures.org/
Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution is a documentary about coming of age in today’s young adult hookup culture. Following the journey of college students on Spring Break, the film provides shocking insight into attitudes and behaviors regarding sex, the normalization of sexual violation, and the struggle against conceptions of gender and sexuality shaped by the media.
The Dark Side of Chocolate: https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/dark-side-chocolate/
While we enjoy the sweet taste of chocolate, the reality is strikingly different for African children.
In 2001 consumers around the world were outraged to discover that child labor and slavery, trafficking, and other abuses existed on cocoa farms in the Ivory Coast, a country that produces nearly half the world's cocoa. An avalanche of negative publicity and consumer demands for answers and solutions soon followed.
Two members of US Congress, Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa and Representative Eliot Engel of New York, tackled the issue by adding a rider to an agricultural bill proposing a federal system to certify and label chocolate products as slave free.
The measure passed the House of Representatives and created a potential disaster for Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland Mars, Hershey's, Nestle, Barry Callebaut, Saf-Cacao and other chocolate manufacturers. To avoid legislation that would have forced chocolate companies to label their products with "no child labor" labels (for which many major chocolate manufacturers wouldn't qualify), the industry fought back and finally agreed to a voluntary protocol to end abusive and forced child labor on cocoa farms by 2005.
As traffickers target younger and younger victims, American youth are engaged in a battle they never prepared for. Be equipped with Shared Hope International’s best-selling youth sex trafficking prevention film and resource pack!
Each package includes the true story of teens who faced real-life encounters with trafficking and practical resources to spread awareness and take action.
I Am Jane Doe: https://www.iamjanedoefilm.com/
Called “a gripping legal thriller” (Esquire), “a powerful call to action” (The Los Angeles Times), “the rare social-issue documentary that has an effect” (The Washington Post), I AM JANE DOE chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds site that for years was part of the Village Voice. Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers have stood up on behalf of thousands of others, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer. It is a gut-wrenching human story and fresh look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America. The voices of these mothers and their children, amplified by I AM JANE DOE, has helped to catalyze legislation which recently passed overwhelming in the House and Senate (97-2) and was signed by the President on April 11, 2018.
50% of all profits will be donated to organizations which serve Jane Doe children
In Plain Sight: http://www.inplainsightfilm.com/#sthash.hibbDUPj.dpbs
It's not just an international issue.
You may have heard the term “sex trafficking” and thought that it was just an international issue. While the term trafficking may conjure images of desperate illegal immigrants being forced into prostitution by human smugglers, over 80 percent of victims in 2011 confirmed sex trafficking cases in this country were American citizens. Or, maybe, you heard about the recent case in Ohio where three girls were kidnapped and kept as sex slaves…and you thought it was just one guy with a serious problem.
Think again. It’s happening in plain sight, and you probably don’t even realize it.
Born Into Brothels: https://www.amazon.com/Born-into-Brothels-Zana-Briski/dp/B000A2XCBC/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1528754462&sr=1-1&keywords=born+into+brothels&dpID=51Al6ErSkiL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
Calcutta's Red Light Kids is a 2004 Indian-American documentary film about the children of prostitutes in Sonagachi, Kolkata's red light district.
This film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2005.