HIGHLIGHTS

Chris Bates, Founder & Visionary of Overcome Exploitation, quoted saying
"There are 14-year-old boys on Grindr right now."

UNSEEN: THE BOY VICTIMS OF THE SEX TRADE, PART I

Chris Bates, Founder & Visionary of Overcome Exploitation shares his struggles with the sex trade

MALE VICTIMS OF SEX TRAFFICKING SPEAKING

Sue O’Connell sat down with Jennifer McKim of GBH to talk about her new investigative piece on male victims of sex trafficking.

REPRESENTING YOUTH HOMELESSNESS THROUGH VISUAL EXPRESSION

Chris Bates, Founder & Visionary of Overcome Exploitation shares an unfortunate fact "On any given night, an estimated 250 young people will experience housing instability in Worcester County"

WORCESTER ACKNOWLEDGES NATIONAL SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH

Chris Bates, Founder & Visionary of Overcome Exploitation was on a panel and attested "Men can be trafficking victims as well" “Men are just as vulnerable as women are” “We need to open our minds and have conversations about all people who are victims of trafficking.”

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UNSEEN: THE TRAFFICKED TRUTH SURVIVOR PANEL

Chris Bates, Founder & Visionary of Overcome Exploitation was on a panel and stated “I recently was watching an all female panel and the the panel members alluded to males experiencing less harm than females in prostitution”

POLARIS SURVIVOR STORY: CHRISTOPHER BATES

Looking back now, I do think that the men took advantage of a youth in a vulnerable spot by purchasing access to my body. I see that there were opportunities for me to have been identified — by teachers or medical professionals — but I wasn’t. Instead, I was treated like a throwaway.
-Christopher Bates

 

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