Sign the Petition

Cherish All Children is an ELCA ministry to equip congregations to prevent child sexual exploitation. It's our Mission of the Month for January. One thing you can do right now to help: the Human Rights Project for Girls has created an online petition, asking the Associated Press to stop using the phrase “child prostitute.”

In the words of a young woman who was trafficked: "I was not a child prostitute or child sex worker. I was a victim and survivor of child rape. And so are the other kids out there now who are being bought and sold for sex..." To add your name to this petition, go to:

Learn more about trafficking, especially here in our own community, by visiting