Austin Republican Women (ARW) is a group of Austin-area women keen on political awareness and education, community involvement, and advancing Republican causes and ideals in the governance of our great State of Texas.
We work together to elect Republican candidates who seek local, state and national public offices. To that end, we maintain a robust calendar of events and program activities designed to inform, educate, involve and enthuse our members and guests.
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Join us for our May Luncheon
Impact of the human trafficking crises
Come learn about these groups working with the victims and how you can help with their needs.
Thursday, May 6
11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Please be seated by 11:45
The Hills Country Club
26 Club Estates Parkway
Austin, TX 78738 $34 online $32 at door
RSVP by Sunday, May 2
Today and more than any other time in history, over forty million victims globally are caught in some form of modern-day slavery. There are victims right here in Austin. There are currently 79,000 young adults and minors being sex trafficked in Texas. Texas has the second most reported number of child sex trafficking cases in the U.S. Now, with the “crisis” at the border, we should expect many more. On Thursday, we will hear from three groups who work directly with these victims as well as work to convict the criminals associated with it.
International Justice Mission(IJM) is the largest international anti-slavery organization in the world. It includes more than 920 lawyers,investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals in nineteen field offices globally. IJM recuses and restores victims of slavery, trafficking, and abuse. www.ijm.org
Red Oak Hope is an international non-profit serving survivors of sexual exploitation in Austin, Texas as well as elsewhere in the world via a holistic focus on prevention, intervention and restoration. www.redoakhope.org
Nicole’s Place, an initiative of The Austin 20, is a Safe Harbor for survivors of Domestic Minor sex Trafficking (DMST) . Nicole’s Place is in the process of opening a second facility in Oak Hill for which they are now fundraising. By providing a safe, peaceful and caring living space, and individual assessment of each girl’s best path for treatment and recovery, Nicole’s Place maximizes the opportunity for each survivor to heal. www.theaustin20.org