To achieve legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.
A vote for Equality Now raises awareness and improves policy by paying for materials that spread the stories of survivors to legislators and the media.
Equality Now works with grassroots organizations around the world to curb the commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls through policy change. By working with legal systems, Equality Now is able to address every angle of the sex trafficking problem, as well as
promote awareness training to law enforcement agencies so officials handle sex trafficking cases with proper protocol. Additionally, Equality Now works to change how our legal system criminalizes sexual exploitation, by criminalizing those who traffic and use the services, but never the victims.
Equality Now works with grassroots organizations around the world to curb the commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls. By working with legal systems, Equality Now hopes to change how sexual exploitation is criminalized. Their ultimate goal is to pull the blame off of the victims and push it onto the traffickers.
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation. GEMS offers a variety of programming that helps their members restore self-esteem and confidence.
Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTN) works to stop demand for child sex trafficking through awareness, advocacy and action. Their work helps find traffickers and the people that exploit children for sex, to expose the identities of these criminals to law enforcement for prosecution.