The Do 1 Thing Challenge

Do 1 Thing ChallengeArtist Pamela Alderman created The Scarlet Cord to inspire healing for sex trafficked children and those who have been negatively impacted by the sex industry around the world. The Scarlet Cord title was inspired by the true story of Sweetie whose rescue is still pending.

Now that you KNOW....what do you DO?

Help make a difference in the life of a child. Take the Do 1 Thing Challenge in response to The Scarlet Cord. Do 1 thing with the information you learned and help us create circles of protection around those at-risk.

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Talk about sex trafficking and The Scarlet Cord with friends and family through social media and word of mouth. Be a voice for those who have been silenced. Use social media to speak up. Post your passion for freedom on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, and anywhere else you can.


See something, Say something!

These seven red flags may indicate trafficking:

  1. Signs of physical abuse such as burn marks, bruises, or cuts
  2. Unexplained absences from class
  3. Sexualized behavior
  4. Withdrawn, depressed, distracted, or checked out
  5. Displays expensive clothes, accessories, or shoes
  6. New tattoo (name, symbol of money, or bar code are common in trafficking)
  7. Older boyfriend or new friends with a different lifestyle

888-373-7888Plug this Trafficking Hotline number into your phone:

(888) 373-7888

Large Scale Events: A Target for Sex Trafficking

According to the US Department of Justice, an estimated 100,000 children are sold within the commercial sex trade in America each year. Wherever thousands of people pour into athletic or other large events, the risk of trafficking increases. Find out more about The Scarlet Cord to better understand the issue of sex trafficking and the dark world that exists in our communities.

Wounded (detail), Multimedia on canvas, 58x96 inches, 2014

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Show the Chosen video to your school or group to reveal how traffickers are targeting younger and younger victims to lure into the sex trade; despite the news headlines, today's youth are still mostly unaware.