We Defend Kids!
Saving children from sex crimes, sex trafficking, and other social evils.
Did You Know?
The Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute says that 95% of
child sexual abuse can be prevented through education.
Kids who are victims of sex trafficking encounter high rates of physical and sexual violence, including homicide and torture, psychological abuse, inhumane work and living conditions. (American Psychological Association)
Many believe sex trafficking only affects adults. The truth is women AND children are disproportionately affected by sex trafficking. Over 4.8 million women and children have been forced into sexual exploitation. (International Labour Organization)
It is a common myth that child sex offenders are often strangers. The truth is 90% of child victims of sexual abuse know their offender, with almost half of the offenders being a family member. (California Megan’s Law)
The majority of cases, abusers gain access to their victims through deception and enticement, seldom using force. Abuse typically occurs within a long-term, ongoing relationship between the offender and victim and escalates over time. (California Megan’s Law)
How We Defend Kids
The Kid’s Defense Project is a community-based program which proactively fights to defend kids against social evils using advocacy, educational curriculum, media and performing arts. We educate, empower and equip kids with the knowledge, resources and opportunities needed to protect themselves and the peers in their schools, communities and around the world.
Social Evil So·cial | e·vil | “Social Evil” can refer to many different problems that are dangerous or disruptive to society. Some examples include, crime, sexual abuse, homelessness, sex trafficking, drug use and poor education.
Sexual Abuse sex·u·al | a·buse Sexual abuse is any type of sexual activity that you do not agree to, including: inappropriate touching, vaginal, anal, or oral penetration, sexual intercourse that you say no to, rape, attempted rape and child molestation.
Sex Trafficking Sex traf·fic·king Sex trafficking happens when a person is pressured, forced or tricked into an engaging in commercial sex. Commercial sex is a sexual activity done to earn money or other valuable items.
Child Sexual Exploitation Child |sex·u·al| ex·ploi·ta·tion Commercial sexual exploitation of children is the exploitation by an adult with respect to a child or an adolescent – female or male – under 18 years old; accompanied by a payment in money or in kind to the child or adolescent (male or female) or to one or more third parties. (International Labour Organization)