In September 2002, Love146 Co-Founders went on an exploratory trip to Southeast Asia to determine how they could serve in the fight against child sex trafficking. In brothels they saw young children being sold for sex. In safehomes they witnessed the miracle of restoration as they sang and danced with survivors. From that first trip, the spark of abolition was ignited. The goal of this and subsequent trips was not to reinvent the wheel but rather to find out where the greatest needs were and how those needs could be met. After 18 months of research, networking, and other foundational work, Love146 became an official public charity in March of 2004 under the name of Justice for Children International.
In October 2007, after a long self examination of the organization and of the people behind the organization, the name Love146 emerged. The organization looked at what sparked and motivated it in addition to what it believed would bring about lasting change. That is when Justice for Children International became Love146.
The name, Love146, came from a trip to Thailand where the co-founders encountered a child with the number 146 pinned to her dress. Love146's projects have since expanded to many areas of Asia, Europe, and the United States. The countries within which Love146 works are among the predominant centers of the child sex trafficking and slavery industry.
Round Home (Safehome)The girls are in school, believing and creating a betterfuture for themselves. They have been healed of negative feelings. They have modified problematic behaviors. They have increased their sense of self-worth.
Round Home (Safehome)The girls who came under our care are living decent, satisfactory, andresourceful lives with their own families as respectable members of thecommunity.
Love146 has developed a strong prevention presence across many parts of Asia for at risk children. Love146 works alongside non-government, faith based and community organizations who are already committed to children at risk of sexual exploitation and develops relationships that will empower networks to prevent the exploitation of children.Love146 has initiated these Prevention programs in Asia:
Boys Prevention: The complex nature and cultural stigma surrounding the abuse of boys have allowed it to go unnoticed by the general public. These projects seek to address the needs of exploited boys and young men, highlighting the empowerment, dignity and self worth in their lives
Urgent Intervention: The sexual slavery and exploitation of children requires immediate action. These projects protect children while supporting the needs of the children themselves.
Prevention Networks: Collaboration is one of the key elements that will see the end of child sex slavery and exploitation. These networks work to build community based awareness, skills training, resource development, and capacity building
The long term function of the 'escape' prevention magazine is to stem the tide of young East Europeans who are being deceived into humantrafficking situations. A critical aspect for East Europeans is that ages 13-17 are least aware of the dangers and most at risk. We aim to eradicate this deficit through good education and relevant communication around trafficking in people and sexual exploitation.
Internal Program Evaluations & research has been undertaken via basic feedback tools to determine if the Escape magazine is giving good information on trafficking and education on underlying issues suchas gender inequality, domestic violence and economic poverty.
We are too early in the project to determine success. We areimplementing a 3-year study of comparable schools culturally and economically, one in an area the magazine is distributed and one where it is not. This research is being carried out by Gallop.
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