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H.E.A.T. Watch – Stop Human Exploitation and Trafficking

Alameda County H.E.A.T. Watch Tip Line:
Office of the District Attorney, Alameda County
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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Stop it Now!

thank you for choosing to help fight sexual exploitation in your community by focusing on the root problem:
men purchasing sex.

While sexual exploitation and trafficking are complex issues, one fact is clear – the driving force behind sex trafficking is demand. Without people willing to pay for sex, traffickers have no incentive to lure vulnerable men, women and children into the illegal sex trade. Remove the buyers and the whole system stops.

We hope you will use as a resource for what you and male allies can do to reduce the demand for sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Five ways you can combat the demand for sexual exploitation:

  1. Take the Shared Hope International Defenders Pledge.
  2. Support survivor leaders and local youth in the #IWillNotParticipate campaign.
  3. Dispel myths about victims of sex trafficking.
  4. Support local anti-human trafficking agencies.
  5. Educate other men on why male allies are needed.

The Defenders: We Can End Demand from Defenders USA on Vimeo.

Take the Shared Hope International Defenders Pledge

  • To take a stand to fight against pornography, prostitution, or any form of the commercial sex industry.
  • To hold my friends accountable for their actions toward women and children.
  • To take immediate action to protect those I love from this destructive market.

Take the pledge at Shared Hope

Support survivor leaders and local youth in the #IWillNotParticipate campaign.

Visit Regina’s Door, a local boutique and art space that is fighting human trafficking. You can find out how in this video.

I Will Not Participate: The Story from behold, creators on Vimeo.

Dispel Myths about victims of sex trafficking.

Many people believe prostitution is a “victimless crime” and that the women involved have chooses that life. Visit our mythbuster page to learn more about why this isn’t true.

Support local anti-human-trafficking agencies.

Agencies and professionals working to fight sexual exploitation are predominantly staffed by women. Became a male ally and volunteer with a local anti-trafficking agency in Alameda County by visiting our list of partnering agencies.

Educate Other Men on why Male Allies are needed.

Visit our demand reduction page for the daunting statistics about men purchasing sex in the United States.

Additionally, check out the following male-led organizations that work for against sexual exploitation, gender-based violence, and sexism.
National Organization for Men Against Sexism
A Call to Men
EPIK Project