The Defenders USA

About The Organization

The Defenders USA is a coalition of men across the United States who are opposed to all forms of commercialized sex. We’re guys who take a pledge and take action. We educate, equip, and empower other men to fight against the sex industry, and protect their families.

As Defenders, we believe that pornography, prostitution, escort services, and strip clubs all contribute to the commercial sex industry. This market produces over 100,000 exploited victims a year – the majority of which are women and children.

Our goal is to mobilize 100,000 men to stand as Defenders, and commit their hearts, minds and resources in defense of exploited women and children.

Sex trafficking is a supply and demand issue. If men would not buy girls for sex, there would be no demand and no supply. We are fighting the root of the issue: demand.

A Defender’s first step is to take a pledge to not purchase or participate in pornography, prostitution or any form of commercial sex. After that, being a Defender is a full-time 24/7 job. You can spread the word about the Defenders, you can take action, and you can give to the Defenders USA and Shared Hope to help restore prostituted women and children.

What will you do? Will you man up? Will you join us? Let’s end demand.

Our Mission

Our primary goals are to raise awareness about the realities of pornography and prostitution, while offering restoration for victims of sex trafficking. We also encourage discussion and empower activists, political leaders, college groups, members of the media, civil society groups, faith-based organizations, and other groups to stand against the sex trafficking market. We defend ourselves, our families, and our communities from sex trafficking and exploitation.

The Defenders USA was started on Father's Day in 2006 as a project of Shared Hope International. 


How You Can Help

Influence: Become more informed and email 5 friends about the Defenders and take the pledge 

Give Time: Host an awareness event or run a display booth at a local community event.

Give Money: Donate to the Defenders and Shared Hope or purchase Defenders gear online.

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Contact Info

  • P.O. Box 65337
    Vancouver, WA 98665
  • 1.866.437.5433