The purpose of "S.I.N.G.(Silence Is Not Golden): Amplifying Voices Against Silent Challenges" is to create a supportive environment for open dialogue, education, prevention, intervention, and healing. By uniting voices against Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Bullying, and Teen Dating Violence, we aim to foster awareness, understanding, and collective action toward a safer and more empathetic community. Register to attend Not On My Watch's trainings.
WHAT: Human Trafficking is a crime that involves exploiting, compelling, or coercing a person to provide labor, services, or commercial sex acts.
Traffickers trick, defraud, or physically force victims into providing commercial sex. Victims are lied to, assaulted, threatened, or manipulated into working under inhumane, illegal, or otherwise unacceptable conditions,
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and its subsequent reauthorizations define human trafficking as:
a) Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or
b) The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. (22 U.S.C. § 7102(9)).
Mia's Story: Blue Campaign Youth Animated Video Series
This four-part animated video series, created by Blue Campaign, depicts the experience of a young girl being trafficked through the lens of different individuals in her life.
Click link below to view Mia's Story
A pattern of behavior used by an individual to establish and maintain power and control over their intimate partner.
The behavior includes abusive tactics, threats and actions that may or may not rise to the level of criminal behavior. The tactics may include physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone. It looks different in every relationship and no one experiences it in the same way. Although it may look different, there is always an underlying theme of control. When one person tries to control their intimate partner, that isn't love, it's abuse.
Intimate Partner Violence
Intimate Partner Violence is a pattern of coercive and abusive behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. This includes people with any current or former romantic involvement, for example dating, previously dating, on again/off again, married, divorced, living together or apart. Intimate partner violence can occur between people of any gender identity or sexual orientation, and can include manipulation, threats, or the actual use of physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, psychological, or financial abuse.
Family Violence is any abusive behavior that occurs between members of a family or household who are not involved in a romantic relationship. This includes chosen family as well as people related by blood, marriage, foster care, adoption or any other familial relationships. Family violence can include threats or the actual use of physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, psychological, or financial abuse.
Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
If you're in immediate danger, call 911
Contact Not On My Watch to schedule a training: 347-275-3400
For Help call 1 (888) 373-7888, National Human Trafficking Hotline
If you are in NYC, call (646) 610-7272