Minga is the only nonprofit that is dedicated to fighting the global child sex trade by harnessing the power of teens. We started in August of 2006, when we found out that over two million children are sold each year in the global sex trade. We wanted to ensure that our peers around the world were treated with dignity and respect. We named our group Minga, which in the Quechua language means “the coming together of a community for the betterment of all.” This is exactly what we aim to do: bring together teens to fight the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Five years later, we’ve educated and empowered over 10,000 teens and raised more than $100,000 to fight the global child sex trade. Our current campaign aims to motivate youth to take action to prevent our generation from becoming involved in the global child sex trade as victims or abusers. We are creating a public service announcement (PSA), which will launch our campaign by featuring well-known celebrities who will ask teens to join our movement. At Minga, we know that teens can make a difference in the world; we believe that by building a movement of young leaders, we will help end of the global child sex trade.