The recently released movie Sound of Freedom covers an important issue of child sex trafficking in South America. While this film has ignited conversations, there is significant work to be done to address this complex topic, and every concerned citizen can play a role in making a difference.
We at NCOSE invite you to take action and be part of the solution by focusing on mass-scale prevention.
Why Mass-scale Prevention?
The case for Mass-scale prevention is perhaps best illustrated through the famous Parable of the River, summarized as follows:
One day a group of villagers was working in the fields by a river. Suddenly someone noticed a baby floating downstream. A villager rushed out and rescued the baby, brought it to shore and cared for it. During the next several days, more babies were found floating downstream, and the villagers rescued them as well. Before long there was a steady stream of babies floating down the river. Soon the whole village was overwhelmed, trying desperately to keep up with all the babies in need of rescue.
Finally, a villager asked: “Shouldn’t we go upstream to discover how all these babies were getting into the river in the first place? If we can find that out, we can stop the problem at the source, and no more babies will be in danger of drowning!”
Organizations who are focused on rescuing the babies in the river—or, for our purposes, helping victims of sexual exploitation—are doing extremely critical work! But if we don’t also travel upstream to address the root causes, the problem will never be stopped and there will always be a constant flow of victims that we can’t keep up with.
We can’t wait for the harm to happen. We can’t wait for people to be victimized. We must prevent victimization by going upstream.
That’s why NCOSE’s mission is to focus on cutting off the root sources that are causing mass amounts of sexual abuse and exploitation. And we invite you to join us in this mission!
How you can help:
STOP SEX BUYERS, THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF SEX TRAFFICKING
Stopping sex buyers is the only way to truly prevent sex trafficking. Sex buyers are the root cause of sex trafficking. Those who seek to buy sexual access to children, women, and vulnerable individuals create the demand that motivates sex traffickers to force or coerce people into the sex trade in the first place. If there were no men willing to pay for sexual access to exploited persons, sex traffickers would have no reason to do what they do.
No buyers=No business!
ACTION: Ask your state legislators to increase accountability for sex buyers, to prevent sex trafficking!