An unfolding look into the changing face of the demand side of sex-trafficking and prostitution through current statistics and observations and results presented by program developer and facilitator of Men Breaking Free. The ground breaking approach of working with sex purchasers in addressing ending the demand that is effectively becoming the change will be shared through description and actual stories along with evaluation results of the Men Breaking Free Program. This inside view will encourage you and empower you with ways for you to begin new conversations that not only address sex-trafficking issues, but address all of us to be part of the change.
Objectives or Takeaway Ideas:
1) Understand the changing face of demand and why it is happening
2) Learn the radical new approach of working with men who have purchased/attempted to purchase a woman/girl for sex through a unique and successful restorative justice program
3) Gain confidence in new conversations and approaches to empower everyone to BE the change
Lori Paul works in communications and program development for Breaking Free, a survivor led, anti-sex trafficking and prostitution organization located in St. Paul, Minnesota, that works with victims of sexual exploitation. In the last two years, Lori has been a frequent voice in Minnesota and has spoken on these issues and testified on several bills at the state capitol. She is passionate that this is an “everyone” issue.
Lori is a co-developer of Men Breaking Free; a social justice program for offenders that is impacting the demand side of sexual exploitation. She also helped develop Survivor Art, a jewelry and social economic venture for survivors with Breaking Free. She is currently working on developmental programing for 2nd generation therapy techniques for children and their survivor mothers.
Lori is an inspirational author and an activist for American Indian Issues in North America and collaborates with Native leaders, supporting their efforts particularly with the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. From organizing, outreach, writing materials and speaking on reservations through education or ministry, she serves through her voice and her love. She is honored to have been adopted into six tribes.
This presentation was given at the 2019 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit: EndExploitationSummit.com