From Awareness to Action: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, though the advocacy for awareness and change runs much longer and deeper. Current statistics state that 1 in 4 women are impacted by sexual violence before the age of 18. And while you may not have personally been the victim of sexual violence, it is likely that you do …

Protecting and Empower Women This International Women’s Day

Every year in March, International Women’s Day focuses on celebrating the achievements of women, highlighting gender inequality, and bringing awareness to the injustice women and girls face, including human rights violations that prevent them from achieving successful futures. Did you know that in 2016, women and girls accounted for 71 percent of modern slavery victims? Globally, 35 percent of women …

Moving from Awareness to Action

The month of January was National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, also known as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Throughout the month, organizations, agencies, and advocates shared information, hosted webinars, and promoted resources to help give you the knowledge and information you need to increase your understanding of this global and local issue. Awareness to Action Now that you know …

5 Things To Know About Human Trafficking Prevention

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, also known as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Much of the fight against human trafficking involves preventing it in the first place, so it is important to understand what that includes. Better understanding human trafficking prevention can help you move from awareness to action. As you consider how you will engage in …

Making Wishes Come True

While this year has been unpredictable and filled with disappointments and hardships, this holiday season, you can help bring hope and joy to those especially in need. As holiday shopping is underway, consider how you can make a difference for a survivor of human trafficking or someone who is vulnerable and at-risk. Whether it is through a gift for a …

Domestic Violence, COVID-19 & Human Trafficking

Domestic violence impacts both men and women.  Over 19,000 calls a day are made to hotlines across the country. Definition While you may have heard of “domestic violence”, do you really know what it means? It is critical to understand all that domestic violence includes so that you do not miss the signs that may be in front of you. …

Internet Safety | The Unknown Dangers

In 2019, the CyberTipline received over 16.9 million reports of online exploitation of children. It’s hard to comprehend these figures. Yet with new games, apps, and websites readily available in a single click, many youth face dangers downloading, uploading, sharing, and connecting on the Internet. These apps and games may appear harmless on the surface, but do you know the …

Aging Out of Foster Care | A Daunting Challenge

Guest post by Annie Evelsizer For many youth on their 18th birthday of their senior year of high school, there is a desire to host a party to celebrate their first small step towards adulthood. There are worries over what should be worn, what snacks to serve, if anyone was left anyone out, and if there would be enough time …

Ways You Can Engage to Meet Needs During the Pandemic

In uncertain and disconcerting times that impact our world, we can be mindful of those who are in great need and how compounding vulnerabilities impact the most vulnerable in our communities. We are encouraged to remember that while we all step back to participate in social distancing, we can step forward in our commitment to proactively help our neighbors and …

Can a Dress Change the World?

By guest writer: Annie Evelsizer It was mid-December and the bitter winds swept along the city street, empty of everything but snowdrifts in the early morning hours. She sipped a hot cup of coffee, warming her hands as she began getting ready for work. Normally on a day such as this, she would pull on her flannel lined trousers, possibly …