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"Pimp City: A Journey to the Center of the Sex Slave Trade"
Friday, 27 June 2014


Lori Cohen, head of Sanctuary's Anti-Trafficking Initiative, is featured in this multimedia documentary exploring the Mexican city of Tenancingo, a hub for sex trafficking from Mexico into the United States. Sanctuary has served a number of clients whose exploitation began in Tenancingo.

Click through to watch this free documentary >

Watch: Survivors share their stories in our Zero Tolerance video
Tuesday, 10 June 2014


Jackie, Khalilah and Abigail share their stories of starting lives free from abuse with the support of Sanctuary for Families."I look forward to the future now - before I couldn't," recounts Jackie in this brand new video, which premiered at our Zero Tolerance Benefit.

Click here to watch the full video>

Take Action: Support the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act
Tuesday, 10 June 2014


The Trafficking Victims Protection & Justice Act (TVPJA) is legislation that would strengthen New York State's existing anti-trafficking laws. Learn more about why TVPJA is so important, contact your legislators and ask them to pass this bill, and join us at a special performance of A Day in the Life.

Click here to support the TVPJA >

Nourish Nutrition Workshop empowers survivors of sex trafficking through healthy cooking
Monday, 12 May 2014


While working with survivors of sex trafficking at Sanctuary's Queens Family Justice Center location, staff attorney Dania Lopez-Beltran began to realize that many of her clients lacked basic cooking and nutrition skills. So Sanctuary for Families, in partnership with the Lower East Side Girls Club, launched the Nourish Nutrition Workshop to teach survivors how spending time in the kitchen can be empowering, therapeutic and fun.

Click to read the NY Daily News' coverage of the workshop >

From Russia to the United States, Working to End Gender Violence
Tuesday, 06 May 2014


Sanctuary Staff Attorney Joy Ziegeweid recently traveled to Russia for a month of cultural exchange between domestic violence service providers in the United States and Russia. The organizations, survivors and stories Joy encountered in Russia were at once saddening, inspiring, and enlightening. Read on to learn about Joy's journey and view photos from this remarkable experience.
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