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Partner Organization Highlight: Shared Hope International

By November 2, 2015December 16th, 2019Partner Orgs, Shared Hope
Shared Hope Internationalis a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to combatting sex trafficking in the U.S. and around the globe through a three-pronged approach: preventing the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restoring victims of sex slavery, and bringing justice to vulnerable women and children.

The Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law Student Staff works with Shared Hope International by completing research projects, drafting reports, and assisting with the Protected Innocence Challenge (PIC), a comprehensive study of existing state laws relating to sex trafficking that is designed to inspire and equip advocates.  Assisting Shared Hope furthers the Center’s goal of advancing legal strategies and policies to end sexual exploitation and trafficking across the globe.

In early 2015, Ernie Walton, Administrative Director of the Center, advocated with Shared Hope and the Virginia Kids Are Not For Sale Collation at the Virginia Senate to pass Virginia’s first ever sex trafficking law; while meeting with various members of the Virginia General Assembly, the Coalition and Shared Hope distributed some of the exact materials that the student staff had updated the previous year.