As many of you know we released our film Tricked in 2013. The film it is about the sex industry and sex trafficking in the United States. If you haven’t seen it yet you can watch it right now on Netflix. Tricked has successfully been reaching ever wider audiences every month due in large part to its availability on Netflix. We often hear from Netflix viewers who say that they have just discovered the film and did not realize the extent of sex trafficking in the United States.
We have also continued our commitment to telling important stories related to sex trafficking through our social media pages. Every day we increase our reach to new people, especially through our Facebook page for Tricked. Just yesterday we reported on a man found guilty for trafficking girls as young as 13 and subjecting some of them to beatings, which included victims being punched in the face and whipped with a belt. His work as a pimp spanned a decade as he prostituted seven minor victims and transported them from California to Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Washington, D.C., and Nevada. We received a lot of reactions from new and old followers who were hearing about this story for the first time.
We will be continuing our daily work on this topic and hope to be able to share new projects we have been working on when we report to you next. Thank you for your continued support and please check out the Facebook page for 3 Generations and Tricked for more frequent updates on our work.
In February we held the third-annual Malone Prize ceremony in Miami, and we are thrilled to say it was another successful event. We were honored to be able to present the award to Boston Police Department Lieutenant Donna Gavin, FBI Special Agent Nikkole Robertson and Homeland Security Special Agent Victor Williams. These heroes deserve the highest praise for their incredible efforts to end sex trafficking in their respective jurisdicions.
We also to premiered our short film highlighting the effective efforts of Miami-Dade County to prosecute pimps and help survivors of trafficking. You can view the film here.
We were so proud to highight all of the groups who have come together in Miami-Dade County for their tremendous anti-trafficking work. They are an inspiration to all those involved in the fight against sex trafficking.
Our ability to honor these individuals and organizations is all thanks to our generous supporters just like you. We are dedicated to continuing our work in the fight to end sex trafficking and highlight those who are true leaders in this field. We invite you to check out our website, www.3generations.org, for updates on this and all of our many projects.
The new year brings new projects for 3 Generations, and we are very excited for the coming months. We will be in Miami February 11 to celebrate the third-annual Malone Prize ceremony and to premier our new short film covering the successful efforts of Miami-Dade County to prosecute pimps and johns and help the women who are being sold. Established in 2013 to honor law enforcement officials who recognize prostitution as modern-day slavery and who work on the front-lines of change, the Malone Prize seeks to inspire others in law enforcement to become active participants in cultural and legal change. The prize is named in honor of Sandra Malone.
We are proud to highlight the survivors, police and community groups in Miami-Dade County for their amazing anti-trafficking work and to honor the winners of the award.
This year we will be honoring Boston Sergeant Donna Gavin, FBI Special Agent Nikkole Roberston out of Chicago and Homeland Security Special Agent Victor Williams for their work. Sgt. Gavin is head of the Boston Police Department Anti-trafficking unit, Special Agent Roberston works in the FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children Department, and Special Agent Williams works for the Department of Homeland Security out of Miami. We congratulate each of them for this well deserved honor.
We have several other projects we are also working to bring to fruition, and we hope to be able to announce them in our next report. None of this would have been possible without the help of all of our wonderful supporters just like you. Join us in our fight to end child sex slavery and make a donation today. Together we can truly make an impact.
We have two exciting new updates in our campaign to End Child Sex Slavery in the United States. First, we are travelling to Miami in November to film the community collaborative efforts to end sex trafficking in conjunction with area community groups. Miami Dade County has one of the most progressive anti-trafficking approaches in the country, and we’re thrilled to be making a short film amplifying the voices of survivors, police and advocates, and their vital work.
Second, we recently completed an impact report on our feature documentary Tricked. The extensive report details all the elements of our anti-trafficking campaign, from short films to national television interviews, and showcases the impact we’ve created.
3 Generations is thrilled to announce the release of our new Law Enforcement DVD! At the request of members of the FBI's Innocence Lost Task Force,3 Generations has created an additional DVD especially for trainings. The Law Enforcement DVD Extras includes explicit interviews with pimps outlining their methods of recruitment and control as well as extended interviews with the law enforcement officials and johns featured in Tricked. This footage was deemed too controversial to be included in the public release of Tricked and is, therefore, strictly for educational purposes.
3 Generations' Law Enforcement DVD is the next step in 3G's effort to engage the public on the issue of sex trafficking and create meaningful change. Over the last 10 years, public attitudes towards prostitution have shifted in a number of important ways. A developing body of research on America's sex industry has revealed the prevalence of sex trafficking here in the United States. Increased awareness regarding sex trafficking has resulted in public demands for changes in laws concerning treatment of children caught in the sex industry, services for victims of trafficking and penalties for purchasers and pimps. Gone are the days when prostitution was viewed as a victimless crime. There is, however, considerable work to be done. In order to continue to combat sex trafficking, it is critical that law enforcement officials and those on the front lines of the fight learn how to interact with individuals who have very likely suffered unimaginable abuse.
It is 3 Generations' hope that by providing law enforcement officials around the country with the stories of those involved in all sides of America's sex trade, officials may gain a greater understanding of both the perpetrators and the victims. 3 Generations would not have been able to continue its campaign to end sex trafficking without the help of its supporters. Please join us in our fight! A donation of just $20 will help fund the production and packaging of one DVD. We can get it into the hands of police departments all over the country. Donate today and help make it happen!
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