Founded in 2002, the Polaris Project has been fighting to protect the rights of women and prevent enslavement worldwide. Over the past ten years, the Polaris Project has led the battle against human trafficking and forced prostitution of women, which is currently one of the most common and lucrative illegal industries globally. Women all across the world and right here in America are being forced into sex work as prostitutes and strippers. The problem is especially rampant in Detroit, Chicago and St. Paul. Polaris Project aims to end this ever-growing issue. Through policy advocacy, strategic campaigning, public outreach, and victim assistance programs, Polaris Project hopes to alleviate and bring awareness to human trafficking both nationally and throughout the world.
Start NYC's Fashion Week off right with a special, red carpet event that will support the RedLight Children. RedLight Children is a global human rights nonprofit organization that aims to end the demand for child slavery and exploitation. Human trafficking is a prominent, global crisis that is often overlooked, especially in the United States. Come out for a great night while supporting an admirable organization and learning how we can join together to support an important cause and end child slavery.
Most people are probably (and hopefully) aware that sex trafficking happens abroad. But, the US? Our cities and suburbs? Our streets?
The documentary "Sex and Money" addresses three main problems that envelop human trafficking in America. The film also offer solutions to these problems, and only with our collaboration can this awful crime be stopped.
What are the current problems?
Awareness: Most do not believe that the sexual exploitation of children occurs on American soil, and even if they do, they do not know how to spot it.
Come celebrate the launch of Made To Give, an admirable project that provides one-of-a-kind handmade dolls to children suffering from devastating conditions worldwide. This year, Made To Give is partnering with the RedLight Children, an organization whose mission is to end child slavery and exploitation.
Made to Give's founder, Nicole Kim, has a unique premise. Sometimes all it takes is a little doll to find comfort, so she has connected with over a hundred artists who will make their own unique, personally inspired dolls. These dolls will be donated to children that are suffering around the world to not only provide hope--but love.