August 30, 2016

3 Steps You Can Take to Fight Sex Trafficking Today!

Sometimes it may feel like there’s not much one person can do to end sex trafficking.

But together, our individual actions can make a monumental difference.

To help empower and equip you to take a stand for human dignity, we’ve compiled three quick and easy actions you can take today.

1. Take a Stand Against Online Sex Trafficking

You can sign this petition against Backpage.com, one of the companies on our 2016 Dirty Dozen List.

Backpage.com is an online classifieds forum that has an “Adult Services” section. Through the site, many traffickers and pimps place advertisements for prostituted women and children. Sexual exploitation and sex trafficking runs rampant along these ads. Help to stop this facilitator of sex trafficking and exploitation by signing your name today!

2. Thank Credit Card Companies for Standing Up against Backpage.com

Visa, AmEx, and Mastercard are refusing to process ads on Backpage.com’s “Adult Services” page. These three credit card companies are taking a strong stance in showing human rights and dignity are worth more than profits, and it is important we show our support!

Sign this thank you letter to stand with Visa, AmEx, and Mastercard and to encourage other online payment and credit card companies to take the same action.

By eliminating payment options, we can decrease the selling and exploitation of our men, women, and children.

3. Educate Your Friends, Family, and Followers

The fight to end sexual exploitation and sex trafficking cannot be fought alone.

Together, we can stand stronger and yell louder; together, we can facilitate change. Visit our webpage stoptraffickingdemand.com to learn more about the ties between pornography and sex trafficking.

Then send the link to your friends and family, and post the website along with your favorite fact or quote from its pages to your social media accounts. Tag the post with #endexploitation to connect with other people in the movement!

The internet is often used as a terrible tool to traffic our country’s men, women, and children, but together, we can use the internet as our tool to dismantle this industry built on the backs of its victims. Together, we can #endexploitation.

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