End Child Sex Slavery in the United States

by 3 Generations
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2015 Malone Prize Awards
2015 Malone Prize Awards

In exactly one month, 3 Generations will be presenting the 4th annual Malone Prize with co-hosts The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade. This is an extremely important event in our anti-sex trafficking campaign we look forward to every year. It recognizes and honors the exceptional work of law enforcement officers who are working year round to end sex trafficking across the United States. This year the event will take place on February 9th in Miami, Florida. We are also extremely grateful to our ongoing partners at The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade and the office of the State’s Attorney Miami-Dade who share our vision for a world free of sex trafficking. Open to the public, we invite any of our supporters who wish to attend the event to reach out to us. We could not keep up our campaign without your support.


In gratitude,

The team at 3 Generations

Danielle Protesting Backpage.com
Danielle Protesting Backpage.com

3 Generations is excited to announce the big moves that are being made against human trafficking in the United States!

Kamala Harris, California Attorney General, has been pursuing Backpage.com CEO Carl Jerrer and its executive shareholders, Michael Lacey and James Larkin Land since September. On October 6th, Carl Jerrer was arrested and charged with felony pimping for running a site that advertises the sale of sex. Over 2,900 cases of minorities being trafficked on the site have been found.  

3 Generations has been documenting this human rights abuse for 6+ years, and this is the biggest breakthrough in American legal action we have witnessed to date.

4 years ago we followed Danielle, an advocate against sex slavery, to a protest against Backpage.com, and documented protesters thoughts' on the site. Danielle, who was once trafficked, announced "It sells human bodies" to the crowd. Check out our video of the protest below. 

Kamala Harris' bold move mimics the Nordic system of dealing with prostitution. In our short film Two Cops, Two Cultures, we document a Swedish officer's approach to handling prostitution and pimping cases. The Swedish system treats prostitutes like victims, and works to catch buyers and traffickers. The officer explains how the girls he deals with are afraid they are committing a crime, but report being trafficked into Sweden and sold into sex slavery. The Swedish legal system places the girls in shelters and arrests their pimps. The arrest of Backpage.com's CEO sends a clear message that facilitators of the sale of sex will be persecuted in the United States. Pimps and online services promote human trafficking and profit off of victims' abuse.

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Tricked Facebook page
Tricked Facebook page

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.

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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.

Thank you! 

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.

 

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3 Generations

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.3generations.org
Project Leader:
Jane Wells
3 Generations Founder and President
New York, NY United States

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