This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. The Malouf Foundation, established in 2016 by Kacie and Sam Malouf, exists to confront child sexual exploitation, including sex trafficking and online abuse, by providing education, promoting healing, and ensuring justice for survivors. Kacie Malouf is here today to discuss the important work the Foundation has been doing during the pandemic.
During the pandemic, we’ve seen the need skyrocket for the Malouf Foundation. Trafficking reporting has increased significantly, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children saw a ninety three percent increase in online enticement reports. One facet of the work our Foundation does is called OnWatch™. OnWatch™ is survivor-led training designed to empower you to spot, report, and prevent sex trafficking where you live, work, and play. It’s the only survivor-led training out there. Through their personal experiences, plus the insight of industry experts, we teach the key indicators of trafficking, as well as how to support a survivor’s path to freedom. The training is totally free and takes about one hour, and we’re encouraging everyone to get trained over the holidays or this January, which is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. This training can help you save a life.
If you are interested in learning more about this important work — protecting the most vulnerable during the pandemic — you can learn more at malouffoundation.org and more about OnWatch at iamonwatch.org. I’m Derek Miller, with the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is Speaking on Business.