March 21, 2008 — -- If you're a viewer wondering how to help women or girls entrenched in the sex industry, or if you know someone who needs support, there are several online resources available.
Visit the following Web sites to learn more about programs in your area, and to find out what you can do to help end commercial sexual exploitation.
It educates communities around the world, testifies before lawmakers, documents sex trafficking and raises awareness in the United States and abroad about sexual exploitation.
It is a children's rights organization aimed at protecting kids from commercial sexual exploitation via "education, advocacy and the passage and enforcement of strong laws."
According to its Web site, 90 percent of young women involved in prostitution were sexually abused as children.
Its goal is to "help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families and the professionals who serve them."