What Can Men Do?
From the beginning of this crisis, men have often been left with a feeling of hopelessness. Most men are unaware of what they can do to help reduce the problem of sex trafficking, and it wasn’t until just recently that men began to get involved within the crisis. Throughout the world, there are now organizations that help men understand the issue better, and help them get involved to reduce it.
Some Organizations that Men can get Involved in:
MATTOO (pronounced |matˈtoō|), established in 2010, is an international organization that uses the empowerment of boys and men to stop the threat of sex trafficking by showing the direct correlation between the demand in the sex trade industry and the supply of humans through trafficking.
The Defenders are men who have come to understand the marketplace of commercial sexual exploitation. We are committed to doing everything in our power to stop that exploitation. At the core of our existence is the Defenders Pledge, where we commit our lives to bringing dignity, honor, and respect to women and children. Out of that flow our other initiatives which exist to show women that we care, hold other men accountable, and working to end the demand for this destructive market.
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking.
Giving Child Survivors the Keys to Freedom.
Providing a safe space and loving home environment – in a therapeutic and emotionally healing atmosphere – for domestic sex trafficked girls between the ages of 12 and 18 years while working to end domestic sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of all children.
Providing a helpline, emergency shelter, and support services to women and children human trafficking victims. Established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, DFWAC aims to protect physically, sexually, and emotionally abused women and children, prevent ongoing abuse and the escalation of violence, and promote social awareness through education and outreach.
Improving and providing outreach and services to victims of human trafficking while developing support programs, networking, coalition building, training, service delivery and referrals to victims in need.
Hookers for Jesus is a Christian Ministry effectively addressing the realities of human sex trafficking, sexual violence, and exploitation linked to prostitution, pornography and the sex industry. They reach out to children/teens/women who need assistance/escape from sex slavery. Their urban ministry outreach, community awareness, and transitional housing program, The Destiny House, is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Founded by Kristy Childs, a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation, trauma and drug addiction, Veronica’s Voice connects with American victims of commercial sexual exploitation of all ages, to encourage, educate and empower them to make lifestyle changes which lead to recovery of their mind, body and spirit. They provide resources to help clients with options to assist them in leaving a life of prostitution, sexual exploitation, drug addiction and violence, and to transition into new lives free from abuse. Survivors direct the programs and work with the clients at the Veronica’s Voice SAFE Center.