SAFE in Tampa Bay
WHAT IS SAFE?
An ALLIANCE of businesses, people and organizations who have united to combat commercial sexual exploitation happening in our communities in Florida.
A STRATEGY that addresses all parts of the fight against commercial sexual exploitation including prevention, intervention, and restoration. The strategy was created and endorsed by experts in the field of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. They agreed this strategy will move the needle in the fight against Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Florida.
A FUND that receives tax-deductible donations from SAFE partners and community members and invests those funds in qualified, vetted organizations who are moving the needle in fighting commercial sexual exploitation.
WHY FIGHT AGAINST SEXUAL EXPLOITATION?
Imagine your 14 year old daughter or granddaughter stuck in a hotel room in Tampa for hours, with endless men coming to have sex with her…she has no control over what happens when the next guy comes in, and sometimes the situation turns bad. For example:
50-78% of women in commercial sexual exploitation have been raped
65-100% have been physically assaulted
44-83% have had a weapon used against them
~40% of men said that once they pay for it, they’re entitled to do whatever they want to the women they buy