Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Breaking Free: Sisters Helping Sisters Break Free. More Great Work by Vednita Carter

All that follows, including the photograph, is from *here*.

Vednita Carter - Breaking Free Founder and Executive Director
To educate and provide services to women and girls who have been victims of commerical sexual exploitation (prostitution/sex-trafficking) and need assistance escaping the violence in their lives.

Philosophy Statement:

We understand prostitution/sex- trafficking as a vicious cycle of violence, abuse, incarceration, and addiction.  We understand that repeated experiences of violence undermines women and girls capacities to avoid further victimization. Sexual exploitation distorts the lives of women and girls, destroys families, and communities.
Organizational Goals:

•To expose sex-trafficking/prostitution as violence against women
•To educate the community about the effects of commercial sexual exploitation on women and girls
•To provide supportive services to sex-trafficked/prostituted women and girls to help them escape violence and exploitation
•To operate within a culturally appropriate,  age and gender-specific context
•To provide transitional and/or permanent housing and rental assistance to our target population

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