Does ICT S.O.S. work directly with victims of trafficking?
No. ICT S.O.S. is a project-based organization that partners with specific local professional organizations who are trained to work directly with the girls.
Does ICT S.O.S. own the OZ?
The OZ was a project that ICT S.O.S. took on behalf of Wichita Children’s Home and their Street Outreach team. The OZ (Opportunity Zone) is a daytime drop-in center where homeless youth can come, have internet access, food, wash their clothes and take classes.
Is ICT SOS A Faith-Based Organization?
No. Though the founders of ICT S.O.S. are inspired by Christian faith, a system of faith is not required to volunteer at ICT S.O.S. and we value the diverse perspectives of our staff and supporters. We readily embrace all those who unite in our common vision of the abolition of child sex slavery and exploitation. While some ICT S.O.S. programs and partners may incorporate faith foundations, we evaluate programs based on their effectiveness and impact in protecting, defending, restoring, and empowering children.
ICT S.O.S. is a Wichita-based human rights organization, serving people regardless of religion, political preference, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, or gender. ICT S.O.S. believes partnerships across religious, political, social, and cultural boundaries are vital in working towards the abolition of child sex slavery and exploitation.
Is human trafficking prostitution?
The United Nations defines Trafficking in Persons as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.” So, yes, trafficking can include prostitution.