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March Newsletter from Wisconsin

HEALING INSIDE & OUT AT THE ROSE HOME Two new participants joined The Rose Home this month! One is a returning participant who was not ready to complete the program before. We’re so glad to welcome her back! One participant attended her first tattoo consultation to cover up a brand from her trafficker. Traffickers use brands to claim ownership over a person and dehumanize them, and that message can stick with a survivor. When we asked this participant what her brand means to her, she said, “It makes me feel like I’m still stuck in the past.” Even though this survivor lives at The Rose Home now, her brand was a physical marker of the trafficking and addiction she fought...

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Four Legal Response Models to Prostitution

What do laws say about sex trafficking? It depends on how a governing body decides to approach prostitution. The four possible legal responses to prostitution are: Criminalization Partial Decriminalization Full Decriminalization Legalization Criminalization All aspects of commercial sex are deemed illegal. All individuals including traffickers, buyers, and victims are legally responsible for their role. In the United States, this is the most common response to the issues of prostitution and sex trafficking. Most commonly, trafficking activities are defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons for the purpose of exploitation. States differentiate on terminology and characteristics of the crime and vary in the degree of punishment. Some jurisdictions have expanded their definition of trafficking by including activities...

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A Message from a Survivor to You

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, so we wanted to do something extra special. Like we say: "Awareness alone doesn't change anything, but nothing can change without awareness." Most of our awareness efforts messages are from the professionals on our Outreach Team based on their one-on-one experience with survivors. This month, though, we turned to the survivors themselves. We asked survivors in Wisconsin and Alabama what they want the general public to know about human trafficking. One survivor said, “Trafficking is real. It does happen, and most women do not want it and are forced to do it.”Whether johns know it or not, when they buy sex, they are likely paying someone to sell their body against their will. Around the...

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November Newsletter from Wisconsin

The Rose Home has had a busy month! We can’t wait to tell you about our participants, events happening around The Rose Home, and how our Outreach team is changing lives. BIRTHDAY WISHES One participant celebrated a birthday in November! The participant loves to create art, so some of the coaches threw her an art-themed party with plenty of crafts. The activities included painting small tiles, making easels out of colored popsicle sticks, and decorating cupcakes with sprinkles and candy. Other homemade treats included a confetti cake and pretzels and rice crispy treats dipped in colored frosting to look like paint brushes. One of the coolest parts of birthdays is that they highlight how much support the girls at The...

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Expose The Truth - Where It Really Happens

  Many people think that human trafficking takes place mostly in foreign countries and “doesn’t happen near me”. While human trafficking is very prevalent in foreign countries, it is happening every day in the United States, in all 50 states.    While the numbers are hard to track, the National Human Trafficking Hotline  is one of the ways we know real time information. They are a U.S.-based anti-trafficking hotline serving victims and survivors of human trafficking. They receive tips through phone calls, emails and online tip reports. However, the data received doesn’t reflect the totality of human trafficking going on around us as a lot of it is in secret and not reported.      While the 2017 statistics haven’t...

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