Girls Like Us, by Rachel Lloyd
Rachel Lloyd, a trafficking survivor, started GEMS: Girls Education and Mentoring Services, in New York City, in 1998. Her mission, found on the website is: “to empower girls and young women, ages 12-24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential. GEMS is committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children by changing individual lives, transforming public perception, and revolutionizing the systems and policies that impact sexually exploited youth.”
The book weaves Rachel’s own story with the work she does, serving over 300 girls a year in her program. It is a very engaging and educational read! I highly recommend it!
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