I’ve Got a Name is a 501(c)3 organization committed to provide awareness to the public regarding child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Through our fundraising efforts, we partner with organizations that have proven their effectiveness to prevent, protect, rescue and restore those who are vulnerable, threatened or have become victims. We offer prayer and hope for the broken and to all that are impacted.
Bob Burton, founder of I’ve Got A Name, is a Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Nebraska. He founded I’ve Got A Name in 2009.
This video based on actual accounts of several girls living in the midwest city of Lincoln, NE. They’ve been forced into a life of slavery at a young age, sometimes as young as eight. I’ve Got a Name exists to help prevent this from happening as well as rescue these girls from a life of torture. Share the video to spread the word and donate now to help fix the problem.
Sexual Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation, typically by fraud, deception, threat of or use of force, abuse of a position of vulnerability, and other forms of coercion
Worldwide, it is estimated that somewhere between 700,000 and four million women, children and men are trafficked each year, and no region is unaffected.
An estimated 14,500 to 17,500 women and children are trafficked into THIS country each year.
UNICEF reports that across the world, there are over one million children entering the sex trade every year and that approximately 30 million children have lost their childhood through sexual exploitation over the past 30 years.
Traffickers typically lure women with false promises of jobs or love and protection. Once they’re in the system, women are prevented from leaving by security guards, violence, threats, debt bondage, and/or retention of documents. The traffickers maintain control through isolation.
Once recruited, the women usually find themselves being threatened with physical abuse against themselves and/or their families in order to force cooperation.
Sex trafficking and sexual exploitation is an issue that is difficult to comprehend and one that seems hopeless to address and change. I’ve Got A Name looks beyond the size or magnitude of the injustice to focus on each girl threatened, abused or recovering. Because of this focus, we seek to support organizations that directly impact each girl they encounter. We currently partner with organizations like The Bay, Tiny Hands International, Safe Place, and Sisters International.
It wouldn’t make sense for every person to personally go in and rescue these girls. We don’t have the credibility or knowledge and can’t understand the depth of trauma that they’ve gone through. If you or I just decided to walk in and try to rescue a girl, we would likely fail. However, you can effectively join the front line in rescuing these girls by supporting I’ve Got a Name.
If more people know about this problem, more people will start fighting it. Click the buttons below to share this page on both Twitter and Facebook with your friends.
The easiest and fastest way for you to help us put a dent in this problem is to donate money. You’ll effectively become a Front-Line partner, making real change in the lives of these girls. Donate $50 or more and you’ll get a No Girl Should Be For Sale T-Shirt.
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We support several initiatives throughout the year for people to get involved and rally others to this cause. Currently, check out the DecemBEARD page to learn more