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Saving Innocence: The fight for the vulnerable and voiceless

Coach Jon McLernon talks with Alan Smyth, co-author of “MEN! Fight For Me: The Role of Authentic Masculinity in Ending Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking,” a book about ending sexual exploitation of children. Alan is also the Executive Director of Saving Innocence, and organization dedicated to fighting child victims of sex trafficking.

Sex Trafficking & the Role of Authentic Masculinity in Fighting It

Alan Smyth and Jessica Midkiff are anti-human trafficking activists and co-authors of “Men! Fight for Me: The Role of Authentic Masculinity in Ending Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking”. Alan serves as the Executive Director for Saving Innocence, an anti-human trafficking, community-based organization focused on the recovery and restoration of child victims of sex trafficking. As a man, Alan has seen how important his male voice is in combating this dark reality in our society. Jessica is a true “lived experience expert.” She has survived ten years of commercial, sexual exploitation and has spent over ten years of advocacy work helping victims escape and recover. Jessica works for Saving Innocence, as well.

How Can I Protect My Kids? With Alan Smyth

With over 25 years of non-profit management and experience, Alan Smyth is the Executive Director of Saving Innocence. Saving Innocence is a non-profit organization that serves, empowers, and advocates for child victims of sex trafficking. Saving Innocence has helped over 2,000 victims of child sex trafficking.

BOF 109: The Role of Authentic Masculinity in Ending Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

BOF 109: The Role of Authentic Masculinity in Ending Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

Brotherhood of Fatherhood and author Alan Smyth explore the role of authentic masculinity in ending sexual exploitation and trafficking. There’s a lot of talk these days about the role of masculinity in ending sexual exploitation and trafficking. On one hand, you have people who argue that traditional masculinity is responsible for perpetuating these problems in the first place. On the other hand, you have people who argue that authentic masculinity – the kind that isn’t based on violence or exploitation – is key to solving them. So what’s the truth? What role does authentic masculinity really play in ending sexual exploitation and trafficking?

Calling All Men to Action – Let’s End Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking – Part One

Calling All Men to Action – Let’s End Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking – Part One

In this episode, Laura speaks with Alan Smyth, Executive Director for Saving Innocence and co-author of the book ‘Men! Fight for Me: The Role of Authentic Masculinity in Ending Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking’. Alan has been on the front lines of caring for child victims of trafficking for six years through his role with Saving Innocence in LA.

Alan Smyth on @Sea with Justin McRoberts

Alan Smyth on @Sea with Justin McRoberts

It was somewhere in the early 2000s when I got a package in the mail from a friend, who had just taken a job with an organization that purported to rescue people from slavery. And I’ve got to admit, and especially at the time, it was something of an embarrassing admission that I had no idea that that was a need. It blew my mind.

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