Hope Rising
August 14, 2019

Male Survivors of Sexual Assault

How often are men sexually assaulted? While the numbers vary from study to study, most research suggests that 10 ‐ 20% of males will be sexually violated at some point in their lifetimes. That translates into tens of thousands of boys and men assaulted each year alongside hundreds of thousands of girls and women. If...
Hope Rising
August 12, 2019

How Epstein, Maxwell and other females recruited and groomed minors for sex trade.

A  2016 Deposition of Virginia Roberts Giuffre has now come to light, in the wake of the death of Jeffery Epstein.  Virginia Roberts Giuffre (now age 36) claimed in the deposition that she was forced to have sex and perform sexual acts for a long list of A-list male clients (Giuffre pictured above with Prince...
Hope Rising
August 07, 2019

Human Trafficking Lingo

Rebecca Bender © HUMAN TRAFFICKING LINGO Bottom, or Bottom B*tch: A person appointed by the pimp/trafficker to recruit potential victims, report violation of rules, and often to help punish. B*tch: A term used endearingly toward one another to refer to a “working girl.” Working: performing sexual...
July 24, 2019

A Parent's Guide to using Music Apps and Filters for Children

Spend any amount of time listening to mainstream music and you might be shocked at the direct references to sexual violence,  vulgarity, crudeness, and explicit language. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers need to be vigilant in protecting young ears from exposure.  Protect Young Minds...
Hope Rising
June 12, 2019

Sex Trafficking is Big Business in the United States

Original Content Written by Mike Tuttle March 21, 2012 Somewhere in a hotel ballroom, a small business seminar begins: Good evening, gentlemen. Thank you for coming today to hear about this extraordinary business opportunity that is exploding globally. We’re glad you made it here today to hear about this...
Hope Rising
June 12, 2019

America's Dirty Little Secret – Sex Trafficking is Big Business

Original Content by John Whitehead originally published on The Blaze  Eighteen-year-old Hannah Graham is not the first girl to vanish in America without a trace—my hometown of Charlottesville, Va., has had five women go missing over the span of five years—and it is doubtful she...
Hope Rising
June 12, 2019

Know the Signs of Sex Trafficking

Original Content Published By Focus on The Family  Part of the Sex Trafficking Series The Lure of Sex Trafficking: Stephanie’s Story The Facts: What is Sex Trafficking and How Widespread Is It? How to Identify the Victims and Perpetrators of Sex Trafficking Digging Deeper: The Seamless...
Hope Rising
May 30, 2019

Texas Governor Fights To Prevent the Spread of Sex Trafficking

Governor Greg Abbott today announced more than $18 million in awards to state, local, public, and private organizations to address the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and adults in Texas. These awards will help fund local and statewide anti-trafficking efforts to protect children, investigate and...
Hope Rising
May 08, 2019

Hope Rising Seeks Foster Parents in Texas

May is National Foster Care Awareness month and one Texas-based non-profit is helping to provide hope and a future for some of the most vulnerable children in society. Hope Rising, a 501c3 non-profit is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking. Founded in 2012 Hope Rising has expanded...