Hope for the Sold is an abolitionist organization that fights sexual exploitation “one word at a time” through writing, speaking, and film.
After learning about human trafficking at Catalyst Conference in Georgia in 2006, Jay and Michelle Brock founded Hope for the Sold in an effort to bring awareness in Canada and abroad.
Their first project was a short educational film on trafficking in Canada, which has been used to educate students, train border service officers, and give information to service providers. In 2013 Hope for the Sold released a feature length international documentary on prostitution and sex trafficking called Red Light Green Light, and toured it across 97 North American cities. The tour included screenings in universities, churches, community centres, government agencies, and the Canadian Parliament.
In 2014, Hope for the Sold was requested to testify before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights about national prostitution legislation. The work of Hope for the Sold has been covered by CNN, CBC, CTV, WDCX and various local TV and radio networks across Canada and the U.S.
Find out more about Hope for the Sold’s current projects here.