Advocacy

 

To report a potential case of human trafficking in the U.S., please call the U.S. Department of Justice trafficking hotline at 1-888-428-7581, or the CAST twenty-four hour hotline at:

1-888-539-2373

24 hours a day, seven days a week, victims or people with knowledge of a trafficking situation can now text “BeFree” (233733), and NHTRC call specialists will respond via text to address each individual’s needs.

 

My movements, destination, thoughts and choices are all my own. I am not caged or left voiceless… that is my freedom. – Jessica Kristie

What is your freedom and how can you help give it back to those that it has been stolen from?

 

There are an estimated 29.8 million slaves in the world today. An estimated 4.5 million of these are sex trafficking victims worldwide and 98% of sex trafficking victims are women and girls. Modern day slavery is all too real. Educate yourself and your children. Education is one step closer to prevention.

100% of my author print royalties and a percentage of digital copies and other selected Barbed-Wire Butterflies associated merchandise will go to Courage Worldwide, an international, non-profit organization that is building homes around the world for children rescued out of sex trafficking.

 

 

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    Resources:

  • Courage Worldwide, courageworldwide.org—Changing the World One Individual at a Time
  • Don’t Sell Bodies, dontsellbodies.org - Non-Profit
  • International Labor Rights Forum, laborrights.org—Building A Just World For Workers
  • Anti-Slavery, antislavery.org —Today’s Fight for Tomorrow’s Freedom
  • Free the Slaves, freetheslaves.net—Dedicated to Ending Slavery Worldwide
  • International Justice Mission, ijm.org—International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression
  • ECPAT International, ecpat.net—A global network of organizations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes
  • Not For Sale, notforsalecampaign.org—creating tools that engage business, government, and grassroots in order to incubate and grow social enterprises to benefit enslaved and vulnerable communities
  • Polaris Project, polarisproject.org—For A World Without Slavery
  • The CNN Freedom Project, thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com—Ending Modern Day Slavery
  • California Against Slavery, californiaagainstslavery.org—It’s Time for Justice
  • WEAVE, inc., weaveinc.org—Provides crisis intervention services to women, men and children in Sacramento County who have experienced domestic violence or have been sexually assaulted
  • Run for Courage, runforcourage.comThe Race to End Sex Trafficking
  • Somaly Mam Foundation, somaly.orgEnvisioning a world where women and children are safe from slavery
  • Red Thread Movement, redthreadmovement.orgEnd Human Trafficking. Combat Modern slavery.

 

 

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Jessica Kristie is the founder of The Hallway Project, an award winning author, writer, and a lover of poetry. She is an advocate for art, an activist against human trafficking, and a soulful contributor to the strengthening of our creative communities.

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