Prerana works to end intergenerational prostitution and to protect women and children from the threats of human trafficking by defending their rights and dignity, providing a safe environment, supporting their education and health and leading major advocacy efforts. Prerana strives to ensure optimum protection of children. This is reflected in the broad spectrum of interventions that provide a continuum of care by addressing issues of child sexual abuse in parallel with anti-human trafficking. Since its establishment in 1986, Prerana’s pioneering efforts have been instrumental in supporting victims through the entire cycle from prevention to repatriation.   Visit their site at

Houston’s youth face many challenges during their developmental years leading into adulthood. That is particularly true for young men of color. Many indicators show that this group consistently rank lower than their peers on measures such as high school graduation rates, household income, employment and neighborhood safety. This group is also more likely to have encounters with law enforcement and the criminal justice system. The My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative, launched by President Obama, aims to address these inequitable conditions faced by boys and young men of color.

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