Art of Freedom

Art of Freedom Non-Profit Humanitarian Organization http://www.aof-chicago.org
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Art of Freedom is a non-profit humanitarian organization created to empower victims of human trafficking. Our goal is to raise awareness of human trafficking by art and fashion projects and provide resources to victims.

Mission: The priority of the Art of Freedom organization is to provide resources to people that are victims of human trafficking.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign
07/16/2020

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign

DYK: Human trafficking victims may not identify themselves as victims, even in conversations with law enforcement. This is a sign of the level of control traffickers can have over those they abuse. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2CDsNav #HumanTrafficking101

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign
07/09/2020

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign

When reporting suspected human trafficking, include as many details as possible. Even little things about a person’s appearance or behavior that might seem insignificant to you could make a big difference for law enforcement.

Learn more about signs of trafficking: https://bit.ly/38u5bRM #HumanTrafficking101

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign
07/08/2020

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign

Share these numbers to help human trafficking victims.

Unsure what it looks like? Learn how to identify the crime: https://bit.ly/2Z4icOU #HumanTrafficking101

03/07/2019
Predators in this trafficking industry look for the vulnerable men, women and children as their target to manipulate, in...
03/07/2019
Call me Collin: The diary of a sex trafficked boy

Predators in this trafficking industry look for the vulnerable men, women and children as their target to manipulate, instill fear and control.

Our hearts go out to this victim, "Colin" as he bravely shares his story to the world.

We are facing a crisis in this country as sex traffickers are increasingly targeting our children.

“recognize the signs of massage parlor trafficking in the community, and how you can take action to help end it”
02/26/2019
Is there massage parlor trafficking in my community?

“recognize the signs of massage parlor trafficking in the community, and how you can take action to help end it”

Human trafficking in massage parlors is the second most common type of trafficking reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. This is not surprising, given how ubiquitous these venues are. According to our recently published research, there are more than 9,000 illicit massage businesses (IM...

Human Trafficking and the Health Care Industry
01/18/2019
Human Trafficking and the Health Care Industry

Human Trafficking and the Health Care Industry

Individuals who experience human trafficking have a range of health consequences and many individuals with pervasive health concerns and disabilities are particularly vulnerable to traffickers. But despite up to 88% of trafficking victims accessing health care during their trafficking situation, not...

Wow! Nice Nailantei Leng’ete you are amAzing! “Leng’ete is also working to rid Africa of child marriage and FGM by 2030,...
08/13/2018
Kenyan Woman Saves 15,000 Young Girls From Female Genital Mutilation - EBONY

Wow! Nice Nailantei Leng’ete you are amAzing!

“Leng’ete is also working to rid Africa of child marriage and FGM by 2030, introducing alternative rites of passage to her male-dominated Maasai community.”

Nice Nailantei Leng’ete was recently named one of Time’s Most Influential People, and for good reason. The 27-year-old Kenyan has made it her life’s work to help young African girls escape “female cutting,” commonly referred to as female genital mutilation (FGM). While discussing her missi...

Do not add strangers on Facebook or too much information regarding where you work, live, or children’s schools. “Today, ...
06/20/2018
5 creepy things you didn't know about Facebook

Do not add strangers on Facebook or too much information regarding where you work, live, or children’s schools.

“Today, thousands of false Facebook profiles are established every week, which are merely links to outside websites featuring women and men for sale," says the article.

Warning: you will want to ditch your profile after reading this

“It’s one of those things that people think doesn’t happen here, but it’s very present here [in the Chicago area],” she ...
06/06/2018
Trot Against Trafficking draws crowds, donations in Park Ridge

“It’s one of those things that people think doesn’t happen here, but it’s very present here [in the Chicago area],” she said. “It doesn’t just happen in impoverished, third world countries. It happens all around us. And it’s preventable.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/news/ct-prh-trot-against-trafficking-tl-0607-story.html

More than 300 runners and walkers turned out to take a stand against human trafficking during the annual Trot Against Trafficking 5K benefit held in Park Ridge.

Thank goodness! This is a great accomplishment 🙏
04/08/2018
Feds seize Backpage.com, websites in enforcement action

Thank goodness! This is a great accomplishment 🙏

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal law enforcement authorities are in the process of seizing online classified site Backpage.com and its affiliated websites known for listing adult escort ser

Chicago father, 2 sons sentenced for sex trafficking
03/28/2018
Chicago father, 2 sons sentenced for sex trafficking

Chicago father, 2 sons sentenced for sex trafficking

CHICAGO —A Chicago father and his twin adult sons are sentenced to federal prison terms for recruiting vulnerable minors to engage in sex acts for money. Prosecutors said their sex trafficking scheme operated out of several malls including one in Calumet City and Muncie, Indiana. Police and prosec...

Disney asked to take public stand on human-trafficking law
03/03/2018
Disney asked to take public stand on human-trafficking law

Disney asked to take public stand on human-trafficking law

Advocates for victims of human trafficking say Florida’s hotel industry has been working behind the scenes to block a bill that would hold the lodging industry liable for willfully ignoring trafficking on their own properties. They called on Disney to take a public stand.

The next step is to urge our senators to pass SOAR. 💙 contact info. For Illinois below.Dick Durbin tel:312.353.4952Tammy...
02/28/2018
Polaris

The next step is to urge our senators to pass SOAR. 💙 contact info. For Illinois below.

Dick Durbin tel:312.353.4952
Tammy Duckworth tel:(312) 886-3506

We're thrilled to announce that the SOAR Act was approved in the House of Representatives this week. This legislation will create training programs for nurses, doctors, and first responders to help them recognize the signs of human trafficking in patients. The next step is for the Senate to pass SOAR before it can be signed into law.

Take Action: Urge your Senator to support this important piece of legislation

https://act.polarisproject.org/page/20744/action/1

Photographer: Sean Hawks
02/26/2018

Photographer: Sean Hawks

If anyone is interested in attending the panel discussion and screening of the Save my Seoul documentary, please message...
02/21/2018

If anyone is interested in attending the panel discussion and screening of the Save my Seoul documentary, please message or comment names so I can add it to our list for a free entry. Tickets are $5 but will be comped if added to the list. We welcome anyone and can add as many guests as you want. Let’s represent our city and show our support. Tomorrow at 7pm.

We are excited to announce that Candace Moore, MBA / BA in Finance, has agreed to join AOF’s  Board of Directors!Candace...
02/15/2018

We are excited to announce that Candace Moore, MBA / BA in Finance, has agreed to join AOF’s Board of Directors!

Candace has over 10 years of global consulting and industry experience in data and analytics and Oracle businesses. As a consultant, she has helped major multinational organizations implement change management, venture capital, technology, product, sales, marketing, operations, training, knowledge management, and communications strategies to meet aggressive revenue and growth goals.
She also brings a strong finance background with a history of success implementing financial systems and processes.

Welcome aboard Candace, we are looking forward to working with you to help combat human trafficking. 🙏💙

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