Protecting Young Women & Girls from Sex Trafficking
Rev. Dr. Vanett R. Rather
"It disturbed my heart when I learned how young girls, some as young as 12 years old, were being bought and sold in America's sex trade. I couldn't shake the heartbreak I felt and I just couldn't let it go. As a person of faith, I understood that when something disturbs your heart, that 'something' is your work to do!"
Black girls are disproportionately impacted by sex trafficking. Black girls make up 13% of the US population, but they account for over 50% of all trafficking victims.
The average age of a trafficking victim is 14 - 16 years old.
Traffickers target girls with certain vulnerabilities like instability in the home, girls who've experienced sexual trauma, girls in foster care, etc.
Self-esteem and self-love are a girl's best front-line defense against the manipulation traffickers use
Sex Trafficking thrives because there is a demand for sex with children, and there are those who are eager to supply the demand
Sex Trafficking is modern-day slavery where young vulnerable women and girls are bought and sold in America's Sex Trade
It Takes A Village!
All of Us Can Do Something!
What You can do To Protect Young Women & Girls
write A Grant
We would love for you to help us secure funding for our long-term goals of building a drop-in center to support and empower young women, and transitional housing for young women and girls seeking to start a new life. Please contact us if you would like to use your grant writing skills to support MSMS.
The best front-line defense young women and girls have against the manipulation traffickers use is healthy self-esteem. Make sure the girls in your family, church, and community know their value and worth.