Education - educate young women, girls, and communities on the issue of sex trafficking
Empowerment - empower young women and girls by building self-esteem and self-worth, which is a front line defense against sex trafficking
Restoration - help restore and support survivors
Advocacy - advocate for justice and rights for young women and girls
My Sister My Seed is a 501c3 nonprofit organization working to keep young women and girls safe from sex trafficking and help restore and support survivors of sex trafficking. Through education and awareness, self-empowerment, advocacy, and restorative programs, My Sister My Seed is committed to the fight to eradicate sex trafficking and its effect on the lives of young women and girls.
Creating a safer and more just world for women and girls...
Of the 4.8 million victims of sex trafficking worldwide, 71% of the victims are women and girls. Although there are no statistics at this time that support the percentage of women and girls in the United States who are victims of sex trafficking, it is believed to be just as high.
Sex trafficking robs young women and girls of their freedom and forces them to commit commercial sex acts for profits. This is happening across the world and in the United States. It is illegal, inhumane and we must put an end to it.
Sex traffickers use threats, manipulation, lies, and other forms of coercion to compel young women and girls to engage in commercial sex acts against their will. Many victims become romantically involved with someone who then forces or manipulates them into prostitution. Others are lured in with false promises of a job, such as modeling or dancing. Some are forced to sell sex by their parents or other family members. Once involved, a young woman or girl can be in this situation for a few days, weeks, or years.
Young women and girls need our protection...
Young women and girls who know their value and worth are least likely to be manipulated by the tactics traffickers use.
My Sister My Seed programs and special events are not just focused on educating young women and girls about sex trafficking, but our programs and events provide a fun, exciting time of building self and promoting sisterhood. Peer safety is another layer of protection for young women and girls.
We teach young women and girls to see themselves and their peers through a lens of worth and value.