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The Lynn’s Warriors Holiday Shop is open! Lots of Holiday goodies with proceeds going to help human trafficking victims and survivors reclaim their lives through economic empowerment. Please support.

November 17. Report Cards on Child and Youth Sex Trafficking Issued by Shared Hope. See how your state ranks and learn how six issue areas served as the cornerstone for the advanced legislative framework used to grade each state.

 

 

 

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Article 39 of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child requires states to take measures to promote physical and psychological recovery and social reintegration of a child victim of: any form of neglect, exploitation, or abuse. This includes when child victims commit acts of violence against their abusers that otherwise may not be covered by traditional self-defense laws. In all cases where child victims engage in violence against their abusers, regardless of whether the act was premeditated, courts should have as much flexibility as possible in creating a trauma informed and age-appropriate response, including suspending any sentence or transferring a child victim into the juvenile or child welfare system for treatment and services. uch policies are known as “Sara’s Law” named in honor of a child sex trafficking victim who killed her trafficker and rapist and was then sentenced to life without parole. Thankfully, she is no longer incarcerated and advocates alongside us to make sure that no child endures the human rights abuses that she experienced.

 

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Shared Hope’s Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking are just over a month away! Sign up to receive your state’s grade the day it’s released!

In 2010, Shared Hope developed the nation’s first legal framework that challenged states to enact laws that comprehensively address the crime of child sex trafficking. Since then, Shared Hope has used this framework to grade states on the strength of their laws related to combatting child sex trafficking and protecting victims. Last fall, we released an advanced legislative framework aimed at pushing states even further to provide imperative protections for survivors, including access to services and legal remedies.

This November, we will release the inaugural Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking, which will include state grades under this advanced legislative framework.

The Report Cards are vital for encouraging your elected officials to make changes to support survivors. Sign up today to be among the first to know when the Report Cards are released so you can learn how your state is doing.

The Warriors Book of the Month.

“In this powerful true story, Theresa Flores shares how her life as an All-American, blue-eyed, blond-haired 15-year-old teenager who could have been your neighbor was enslaved into the dangerous world of sex trafficking while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit. Her story peels the cover off of this horrific criminal activity and gives dedicated activists as well as casual bystanders a glimpse into the underbelly of trafficking. And it all happened while living at home without her parents ever knowing about it. Involuntarily involved in a large underground criminal ring, Ms. Flores endured more as a child than most adults will ever face their entire lives.” The Slave Across the Street

November is Native American Heritage Month. Lynn’s Warriors💙 recognizes the disproportionate level of sex trafficking and gender based violence that occurs in Native American communities and wants to educate the public about this overlooked community. We stand with all Native survivors, and will continue to support anti-trafficking efforts in American Indian/Native Alaskan communities and reservations around the country. Community #Engage #Educate#Empower #NAHM #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

Take Action. Make the call.
1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Learn more. National Network to End Domestic Violence

1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc. [SOURCE]

 

 

 

 

EXODUS CRY 

TIMES SQUARE PEACEFUL PROTEST — OCTOBER 2 2021

Lynn’s Warriors stands with Helen Taylor, Director of Intervention at Exodus Cry, as we peacefully rally to #ProtectChildrenNotPorn. We demand and end to child exposure to adult content. Age verification is a must. Safety measures must be put in place to protect our children. 

SEPTEMBER BOOK OF THE MONTH

Parenting in a Tech World: A handbook for raising kids in the digital age

How do you know when your child is ready for a smartphone? Which apps are the most dangerous for my 13-year-old? What do I do if I catch my child watching porn? How do I get to a place of trusting my kid with social media? How do I spot signs of trouble in my kid from their use of social media?

Open Borders=Open Trafficking

March to the Border. How many children will be exploited, lost and trafficked for us to stand up & hold elected leaders accountable for their failed open border policies? Over 1 million immigrants were apprehended for illegal crossing in 2021 alone and that number is projected to increase as immigrants all over the world make their way to our open borders. Among them terrorists, traffickers, murderers and rapists are walking right into our country while this administration foments more destruction & destabilization of America & her citizens. This is unsustainable and it will not end until we demand strong borders.

Join us for the largest anti-human trafficking, pro national security peaceful protest and March that every American will hear about.

2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report: Find out how your state is doing.

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME. What is a Digital Footprint?: 5 Ways to Protect Your Kids Online

LYNN’S WARRIORS RAISES AWARENESS AND RECOGNIZES INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY BY EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SEXUAL EXPLOITATION #ProtectOurChildren

AUG 10, 2021 LYNN’S WARRIORS JOINS CONGRESSWOMAN ANN WAGNER LEADING BIPARTISAN COALITION CALLING FOR DOJ TO INVESTIGATE ONLYFANS FOR CHILD EXPLOITATION

AUG 9, 2021 LYNN’S WARRIORS CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO TO RESIGN

AUG 9, 2021 APPLE’S PRIVACY FIX PROTECTS KIDS, BUT HIDES PREDATORS ONLINE

“Apple has rightly been recognized, including by Child Rescue Coalition, for its move towards the identification of known Child Sexual Abuse Material in its iCloud services. This is a move which is overdue and which, I believe, should be compulsory by law. Nevertheless, it is most welcome, and we hope other companies such as Amazon presenting the same concerns to parents, will soon follow suit.” — GLEN POUNDER

AUGUST BOOK OF THE MONTH

Shandra Woworuntu is the founder of Mentari, an organization to empower trafficking survivors to reintegrate into society independently through D.R.E.A.M.—direct services, resources, empowerment, advocacy, and mentorship. She is a survivor of human trafficking and domestic violence and has dedicated her life to raising awareness and to mentor and empower survivors. In 2015, Shandra was appointed by President Barack Obama to be a member of the first US Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. She was a 2017 national honoree of L’Oréal Paris’ annual philanthropic program, Women of Worth, for her outstanding leadership and her tireless work to create positive changes in her community through Mentari. Often you will find her working as a volunteer to help survivors. Points of Light awarded her with the Daily Points of Light Award created by US President George H. W. Bush. She recently received recognition as the 2020 Power of Diversity 100—the most Asian American in Politics and Policy in the State and City of New York. 

In Solidarity with the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the Goya Foods Pledges $2 Million to End the Atrocity of Modern-Day Slavery

7/22/21 NY JUST ENDED CHILD MARRIAGE!

New York is now the sixth state to ban child marriage, after raising the legal age of consent to be married to 18. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation Thursday. It takes effect 30 days after becoming law.

“This administration fought hard to successfully end child marriage in New York and I’m proud to sign this legislation to strengthen our laws and further protect vulnerable children from exploitation,” Cuomo said. “Children should be allowed to live their childhood and I thank the many legislators and advocates who worked diligently to advance this measure and further prevent forced marriages in this state.”

Warriors?please listen and support MATRIARCH’S beautiful new single “STAND UP” that premiered 7.20.21 at the Global Online #CESESummit 2021! Available on iTunes. All proceeds benefit the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and their law center with their incredible work to combat all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation. #BeAWarrior #Music? #Matriarch #FreedomWarrior #SupportSurvivors
It’s not to late to register for the largest gathering of its kind sponsored by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Registration is FREE. Sound the alarms! Lynn Shaw will be presenting on Friday, July 23, 2021, at 8:00 AM ET. “Be A Warrior: Engaging the Media and Strategies and Tips for Building Your Own Brand.”

Lynn’s Warriors Partner Global Hope 365 Breaking News! A Major Win!! Our No Marriage Under 18, No Exceptions Resolution was adopted by representatives of the Interreligious Council of Southern California. We are thrilled to see this important work expand.

The recitals in the resolution are affirmed by the Interreligious Council Of Southern California (ICSoCal); And (ICSoCal) will be forwarding it to All Members the resolution and information about the related advocacy and action work of Global Hope 365.

Delegations from the following member organizations of the ICSoCal approve this resolution: 

  • Board of Rabbis of Southern California
  • International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
  • Episcopal Diocese Of Los Angeles
  • Islamic Center of Southern California
  • Pacifica Institute
  • Religious Society of Friends
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Sikh Dharma of Southern California
  • Vedanta Society of Southern California

Stay tuned! Lynn’s Warriors will be giving a special online presentation to commemorate this most important event.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is encouraging residents to attend this year’s FREE Human Trafficking Summit beginning Oct. 5th. Moody says it will bring together experts from across the country to educate people on how they can help put an end to human trafficking in the state. “Summit attendees will be able to access hours-worth of targeted breakout session presented by subject matter experts from across the country all without needing to travel,” Moody says.
Great news! You can now shop AmazonSmile and start supporting Lynn’s Warriors. Please use smile.amazon.com, or shop with AmazonSmile activated in the app, and they’ll donate 0.5% of the eligible purchase price — at no extra cost to you. Your support goes directly to our mission of helping survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Thank you. #BeAWarrior?

https://www.state.gov/reports/2021-trafficking-in-persons-report/

I am honored to be presenting at the NCOSE 2021 Summit “Be A Warrior: Building Your Own Brand By Utilizing Free Strategies and Resources Around You.” Join us July 20-24, 2021.

Major Victory! Google Defaults K-12 Chromebooks and Products to Safety

Major Victory! Google Defaults K-12 Chromebooks and Products to Safety

Join Unchained At Last on June 17 for a virtual discussion of the groundbreaking study, which found nearly 300,000 children were legally married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2018 — mostly girls wed to adult men, typically before the girls were old enough to file for divorce or enter a domestic violence shelter. Some 60,000 marriages occurred at an age or with a spousal age difference that should have been considered a sex crime.

More May Wins, Our May Educational Series plus Lynn’s Warriors. Learn more about child brides, digital safety and how to communicate with your children about the world today.

Digital Safety Protection Instruction is must for parents, trusted adults and kids.

Lynn Shaw attends Digital Trust presentation with Chris McKenna, Founder of Protect Young Eyes, in New Jersey.

PHOTO GALLERY

Lynn Shaw with Helen Taylor, Director of Intervention for Exodus Cry.

Lynn Shaw with Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) in Washington DC

Lynn Shaw addressing the Alliance to End Human Trafficking in Washington DC


Lynn Shaw with Human Rights Activist Rosi Orozco in Washington DC

Lynn Shaw with human trafficking survivor Shandra Woworuntu, Founder of Mentari Human Trafficking Survivor Empowerment Program

Lynn Shaw at the White House

Lynn Shaw and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody

Lynn Shaw with New York Attorney General Letitia “Tish” James during a Zoom conference on human trafficking

Lynn Shaw and In Question host Manila Chan discussing legislation addressing child predation at schools

Advisory Council member Michael Lebron at the Capitol

Lynn Shaw and Advisory Council member and husband Michael Lebron

Lynn Shaw with Advisory Council member Maria Ramirez

Lynn Shaw with Dr. Stephany Powell, Director of Law Enforcement Training and Survivor Service at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Lynn Shaw and Advisory Council member and husband Michael Lebron

Lynn Shaw and Board member Colin Lively

Lynn Shaw and Board member Keri Pendergast

Lynn Shaw giving a presentation in Amenia (Dutchess County), New York

Lynn Shaw at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC

Lynn Shaw has has helped steer advocacy and policy on the New York Sex Trade Survivors Justice and Equality Act.

Lynn Shaw has has helped steer advocacy and policy on the New York Equality Model.

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