is founded by SHADE Movement and Runaway Girl, Inc. In addition,
founding members include: Survivors for Solutions, National Youth Law Center, California
Against Slavery, and community activists.
Survivor Healing, Advising and Dedicated to Empowerment (S.H.A.D.E) Movement is a survivor-led, survivor based consultancy/advocacy anti-human trafficking organization. Within the Abolitionist community, S.H.A.D.E Movement is a unique entity in that it is 100 percent staffed, and run, by survivors of sexual exploitation/human trafficking. We believe that it is necessary to provide survivors of trafficking with a safe life space where their voices, ideas, and skills can be nurtured, increased, and fortified in a compassionate manner. S.H.A.D.E Movement effectively delivers to survivors powerful leadership techniques so that the learned skills can be used to strengthen goals, dreams, and destinies. Survivor Leadership is of paramount importance in regard to creating positive change and empowerment within the anti-trafficking movement, as well as in the world at-large.
The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) has worked for more than four decades to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and youth. NCYL leads campaigns, weaving together research, public awareness, policy development, technical assistance and litigation to ensure governmental systems provide the support these children and youth need to thrive.
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking, sexual violence, and the public health harms of pornography. As the thread of pornography in the web of sexual exploitation is systemically overlooked by society, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has prominently advanced this issue as a central pillar of its projects in order to promote more holistic solutions.
Prostitution Research & Education (PRE) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that conducts research on prostitution, pornography and trafficking and offers education and consultation to researchers, survivors, the public and policymakers. PRE’s goal is to abolish the institution of prostitution while at the same time advocating for alternatives to trafficking and prostitution – including emotional and physical healthcare for women in prostitution. The roots of prostitution are in the assumption that men are entitled to buy women for sex, in racism, and in women’s poverty.