The International Labor Organization estimates that of the millions forced into the sex trade, 50% are children. Traffickers play on the vulnerability of young girls – and their communities often view these girls as criminals rather than victims. FAIR Girls was founded to speak for those who have been, or are at risk of being, trafficked. Through compassionate care, prevention education, and survivor advocacy, FAIR Girls creates opportunities for girls in high-risk communities to become confident, healthy, and safe. Offered at schools, shelters, and detention centers in DC, the Tell Your Friends program teaches girls how to distinguish healthy from unhealthy relationships, redefine stigmas, and develop crucial life skills; in Jewel Girls, teens come together to create unique jewelry and access education, job training, and financial literary programs – in DC, Bosnia, Serbia, Russia, and Uganda. FAIR Girls also offers community training to ensure that trafficked girls are better identified, assisted, and protected – and works to ensure that they receive the support and care they need. We must protect our girls, now and always.
Headquarters: DC-Ward 2
Where They Operate: DC-Ward 1; DC-Ward 2; DC-Ward 5; DC-Ward 6; DC-Ward 7; DC-Ward 8; Internationally; Serbia; Bosnia; Russia; Kenya
Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Caucasian
Population(s) Served: Women/Girls
Schools They Work In: Coolidge High School; McKinley Technology High School; Bell Multicultural High School; Anacostia High School; Woodson Fletcher-Johnson High School; School Without Walls; Phelps High School
Awards & Recognition
- DC Based NGO Working to Empower Teens to Stay Safe from Human Trafficking
Sat May 9 2009
One of FAIR Fund's programs growing strong right in the heart of DC is JewelGirls, an economic empowerment and art therapy program.
- Anti-Prostitution Initiative Taken to the Schools
Tue Nov 18 2008
FAIR Fund's Tell Your Friends program teaching teens how to stay safe from dating violence and exploitation was reported on by the Post.
- $3 million or higher
- $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- The current budget for FAIR Girls is: Less than $500k
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