Abolitionist Project

Calling for an End to Human Trafficking

50 Abolitionists from across the country have been chosen and are currently competing for twelve spots to join the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking on a trip to Washington D.C. where we will inundate the Capital with the call to end the demand for domestic sex trafficking in February 2020. If you would like to be considered for the next class of Abolitionists, please apply now. Details for next class of Abolitionists will be released soon.

What is The Abolitionist Project?

The Abolitionist Project is a six-month campaign where 50 advocates will engage in demand-decreasing activities to boost momentum toward the ultimate goal of ending the demand for sex trafficking in America. The 12 abolitionists with the most activity in their community will be awarded a professional development trip to Washington D.C. in February 2020.

How will I be making a difference?

You will help to end demand for sex trafficking, engage community leaders, build a grass-roots movement locally, educate your local community, affect your sphere of influence, and create long-lasting impact.

Best Candidates

If you feel passionate about seeing an end to sex trafficking and the trauma and violence happening to our most vulnerable men, women, and children, if you are motivated to engage your sphere of influence to get the word out, if you are willing to compel your community to take action, then YOU are the best candidate.

Project Details

If your application is chosen as one of our 50 Abolitionists from across the country, you will receive an Activity Kit in the mail as well as an email welcoming you to the program by July 15. In the email, a link will be included where you can access an electronic handbook with everything you will need to start your demand-decreasing activities. Each activity is assigned points as well as instructions about how to complete each activity and how to provide proof that you have completed it.

 Activity Kit Includes:

  • Activity List with point allocation
  • USIAHT T-Shirt
  • 2 Bumper Magnets
  • 50 Awareness Flyers
  • 30-day Prayer Guide
  • 2 USIAHT Pens

Important Dates

  • May 1, 2019: Application opens
  • June 15, 2019: Application closes
  • July 15, 2019: Notification of acceptance
  • December 2019: Trip offer letters sent
  • February 2020: Washington D.C. trip