The pervasiveness of human trafficking, a $39 billion industry, according to the United Nations, is staggering. A Future. Not A Past. campaign to stop the prostitution of children reports that in Georgia, 7,200 men knowingly and unknowingly purchase sex with adolescent girls each month.
These alarming statistics and what KLP's research team has learned about the tragic experiences of victimized young girls has led to a relationship with Out of Darkness, a non-profit on the front lines in the fight against sex trafficking. The organization operates a 24-7 hotline for women who want to escape. They also rescue victims and provide them with connections to temporary shelter and restorative services.
A portion of the proceeds from the campaign will benefit Out of Darkness, which is serving as a consultant to the web series. Along with renowned television, film and theater writers and producers, other members of the experienced team that KLP has created to develop Hands Off This Girl include committed human rights advocates in public policy, law enforcement and social services.
"We want to portray the complexity of the epidemic of prostituted children in the series, but with hope for those who’ve been impacted and lost family members, as well as for young girls who have been caught up and are trying to leave that life,” said Nancy Howard, KLP’s COO and vice president of Development, who will serve as one of the series’ executive producers.
Hands Off This Girl is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Hands Off This Girl must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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