One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history.  The campaign, launched on Valentines Day 2012 began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped in her lifetime.  With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.  On February 2013, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.  Last year, on 14 February 2014, One Billion Rising for Justice focused on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and highlighted the impunity that lives at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism and patriarchy.  Events took place in 200 countries, where women, men, and youth came together to Rise, Release, and Dance outside of court houses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not.  

The Justice Run is a family-friendly event to raise money and awareness for human trafficking and it's victims. We have something for everyone- 10K Run, 5K Run or Walk, and a 1K Kids Run all beginning and ending at the beautiful Hudson Gardens.

Sunday, October 2TH 2016
10K.5K.Kids Run
Hudson Gardens, Littleton, CO


The race is professionally timed and both the 10K and 5K courses are certified.  Awards will be distributed following the race.  ALL race registration fees and donations from the Justice Run will go directly to our Non-Profit Organizations. Please join us after the race for kids activities, food, beverages, and raffle prizes. All runners will receive a tech shirt, goody-bag, post-race meal, and raffle entry.

COHRE’s 18th Annual Human Rights Symposium. The 2017 Symposium will focus on economic, social, and environmental aspects of informal labor, drawing from the framework of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Topics will include how informal labor sectors organize, economics behind choosing to work in the informal sector, informal labor and migration, and vulnerabilities of informal labor due to climate change.


This year, our Executive Director, Pasha Ripley, is honored to be speaking with Amanda Finger Executive Director of the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking on April 12, 2017 at 3 p.m.  Following the documentary, "Becky's Journey," the panel will discuss the differences between Human Trafficking Victims and Sex Workers and Destigmatizing Sex Work.



On July 23rd the World Peace Walkers and Partners in The Red Flame for Freedom movement visited Boulder, Colorado to raise awareness about the proliferation of modern day slavery experienced through sex trafficking, human trafficking, mass incarceration, and children in poverty. Modern day slavery is not simply a foreign issue, it is also an American issue and may be closer than you think.

Joining us were: Audri Scott Williams, Karen Watson, Tannur Ali, and Sekou Kambui (William Turk) .
First Congregational Church UCC Boulder, 1128 Pine St., Boulder, CO 80302, 1 p.m. with potluck supper afterward.

The Justice Run 10/02/16

The Justice Run is a family-friendly event to raise money and awareness for human trafficking and it's victims. We have something for everyone- 10K Run, 5K Run or Walk, and a 1K Kids Run all beginning and ending at the beautiful Hudson Gardens.

Sunday, October 1st 2016
10K.   5K.   Kids Run
Hudson Gardens, Littleton, CO


The race is professionally timed and both the 10K and 5K courses are certified.  Awards will be distributed following the race.  ALL race registration fees and donations from the Justice Run will go directly to our Non-Profit Organizations. Please join us after the race for kids activities, food, beverages, and raffle prizes. All runners will receive a tech shirt, goody-bag, post-race meal, and raffle entry.

Presentation at the COVA Conference 10/27/15

Our Executive Director, Pasha Ripley, was interviewed by Channel 7 KMGH in Denver. RLRI was participating in an event at the Colorado State Capitol.


"DENVER - Several survivors of the sex trade rallied at the Colorado State Capitol Thursday to bring awareness about human trafficking in the state.

They also spoke in support of a law, HB-1019, that would protect minors in the sex trade from being prosecuted for breaking the law..."



KMGH News Features Pasha Ripley

Pasha Ripley

People are surprised when they hear me say that while I wish no one would have to endure abuse, I am blessed with the ability to relate with the community to whom we offer support.  Without these difficulties, I wouldn't have the same gratitude for my life now.  I know first hand what it's like to experience the same humiliation and hurt those we strive to help most have suffered through.  It's shameful that these injustices occur in our own backyards as well as worldwide right now.  


Victimization is exactly what happens to the population RLRI connects with, therefore "Victim" is a comfortable word often used to describe us.  Another modifier readily bandied about is "Survivor".  These two adjectives are very accurate.  But if a label must be applied, I prefer for everyone of us, man, woman and child, to feel like a "Victor".  

 

With that desire in my heart, I launched RLRI.  We’re all looking to make a difference in our world and I believe that by focusing on intersecting communities, we’re going to make the most substantial impact.  The world is made up of these important connections and if you foster them positively, they’ll pay huge dividends - in love, care, and a better world.

We do a lot to improve life for those in need!

Volunteer

"Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer."

Volunteering gives everyone the support needed to succeed wherever they are on their path through life.


Programs

Learn more about services RLRI offers travel and tourism businesses, law enforement and support agencies.

Mission & Vision

We have a simple, but challenging mission: to curb the pervasive problem of Human Trafficking.  We want to make a difference.

Center On Human Rights Education Symposia 05/27-29/17

 


Saturday, February 16th There will be a rally, featuring speakers, including our Executive Director, Pasha Ripley, poets, non-profit and sponsor tables with a plethora of information and resources.  Following this there will be a march down 16th Street Mall.  We are always honored to have the opportunity to participate.   

World Peace Walkers & The Red Flame for Freedom 07/23/16

COVA Conference 10/23-26/16

Past Events

Upcoming Events

Broomfield Human Trafficking Town Hall Luncheon 05/03/15

 


Saturday, February 14th we started at the 16th St. Mall for a freestyle drum circle and flashmob of Debbie Allen's Break the Chain Choreography.  Then be marched to the Capitol for a Rally featuring speakers, including our Executive Director, Pasha Ripley, poets, non-profit and sponsor tables with a plethora of information and resources.  We are so grateful to have the opportunity to participate.   

Director of RLRI

KCNC, CBS 4 News Features Pasha Ripley

Boulder Creek Festival 05/27-29/17

Slut Walk Denver 07-26-15

Interfaith Prayer Vigil and Rally 04/19/15

One Billion Rising 02/14/15

In The News

Red Light Resources International

May 28-30th we hosted our information booth at the Boulder Creek Festival in The Spirit of Boulder area. Public stopped by, meet some of our volunteers and pick up some information to share to others.  We accepted tax deductible donations.  If you donate $20, we'd like to give you a gift of a coin hip scarf.  We also offer a fun, free game for children called, "Pick a Pop".  Kids can pick a lollipop and if it has a color dot on the bottom of the stick, they get to pick an additional prize from the box.  If sugar is an issue, we offer tomato plant starters/sprouts as an alternative.  If you ever see us at an event, please stop and say, "Hi!"  We'd love to get to know you better.



The Justice Run 10/01/17

One Billion Rising 02/16/17

Boulder Creek Festival 05/28-30/16

The Justice Run 10/04/15

May 23-26th we'll be at the Boulder Creek Festival.  Our booth number is 836 in The Spirit of Boulder area. Please stop by, meet some of our volunteers and pick up some information to share to others.  Feel free to make a tax deductible donation.  If you donate $20, we'd like to give you a gift of a coin hip scarf 



Boulder Creek Festival 05/23-26/15

May 3rd from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The United Church of Broomfield and Red Light Resources International (RLRI) are hosting a luncheon and Town Hall style informative discussion about Human Trafficking.   What is Human Trafficking?  How prevalent is it in Broomfield? 

A delicious buffet luncheon served with suggested donation of $8.00 or whatever hearts were moved to share.  There was free child care available.  Pasha Ripley, Executive Director of RLRI offered a brief presentation.  Afterward, a panel including Pasha, Sheila Alishouse; Executive Director of Stop Traffick Colorado based here in Broomfield and Det. Jeffrey Hines of the FBI Innocence Lost Task Force were on hand to answer any questions about Human Trafficking, how it affects our community and how we can all help.  


This event was a great success.  There were several comments that it was the most informative event they'd attended.  Special thanks to Sheila Alishouse and Det. Jeffrey Himes.

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history.  The campaign, launched on Valentines Day 2012 began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped in her lifetime.  With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.  On February 2013, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.  Last year, on 14 February 2014, One Billion Rising for Justice focused on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and highlighted the impunity that lives at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism and patriarchy.  Events took place in 200 countries, where women, men, and youth came together to Rise, Release, and Dance outside of court houses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not.  

The Justice Run is a family-friendly event to raise money and awareness for human trafficking and it's victims. We have something for everyone- 10K Run, 5K Run or Walk, and a 1K Kids Run all beginning and ending at the beautiful Hudson Gardens.

Sunday, October 4TH 2015
10K.   5K.   Kids Run
Hudson Gardens, Littleton, CO


The race is professionally timed and both the 10K and 5K courses are certified.  Awards will be distributed following the race.  ALL race registration fees and donations from the Justice Run will go directly to our Non-Profit Organizations. Please join us after the race for kids activities, food, beverages, and raffle prizes. All runners will receive a tech shirt, goody-bag, post-race meal, and raffle entry.

Thank you for joining us April 9th on the Denver State Capital west steps – 11:30am – 1:30pm where you were inspired to ACT through energizing speakers, an incredible band, and a rally with the faith community where we continued to stand-up together to declare that all people deserve freedom!  


People of faith all over the world have been fighting against slavery for thousands of years.  The fight continues as human trafficking is a quickly growing crime in Colorado and across the world.  The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report released by the U.S. State Department in June 2014 estimated millions are enslaved – and depending upon the study – the numbers range from 20 – 38 million worldwide. 


Our Executive Director, Pasha Ripley, was interviewed by Channel 4, KCNC in Denver.

 

"With people moving into Colorado and conventions making a home in Denver, we are seeing the hospitality industry boom. With that comes another industry: the sex trade. It often finds a home within all types of hotels. CBS4’s Jennifer Brice sat down with a former madam who now works to educate hospitality staff about what to spot."







May 27-29, 2017.  Join us at our information booth again at the Boulder Creek Festival. Stop by, meet some of our volunteers and pick up some information to share with others.  We accepted tax deductible donations.  If you donate $20, we'd like to give you a gift of a coin hip scarf.  We also offer a fun, free game for children called, "Pick a Pop".  Kids can pick a lollipop and if it has a color dot on the bottom of the stick, they get to pick an additional prize from the box.  If sugar is an issue, we offer tomato plant starters/sprouts as an alternative.  If you ever see us at an event, please stop and say, "Hi!"  We'd love to get to know you better.



SlutWalk began as a demonstration against blaming and shaming the victims of sexual violence that began in Toronto, Canada. On April 3, 2011, 4000 people took to the streets of Toronto to demand accountability from the Toronto Police and their communities after officer Michael Sanguinetti told a group of students at York University, “I’m told I’m not supposed to say this, but women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” Officer Sanguinetti’s comment lit the spark of what turned into a global movement of protest around the world to combat victim-blaming, including Canada, the US, the UK Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa, India, Singapore, Korea, Isreal, Nepal, Hong Kong, Romania and many others going by ‘SlutWalk’ and other locally-chosen names.

SlutWalk Denver aims to to provide a safe space for survivors and allies to come together to voice their collective anger, share stories, build a community, and become empowered to continue to change the conversation around sexual assault locally and globally. We have chosen to stay named SlutWalk in solidarity

Heart of Longmont Human Trafficking Awareness Event 05/02/15

Traffick Stop-Colorado is committed to ending trafficking in Colorado through education and raising awareness.  A prayer vigil is our way to connect and demonstrate that people of faith are together in this fight.   This prayer vigil demonstration was held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 on the Denver State Capitol west steps from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Speakers at this rally included Representative Beth McCann, Pastor Ken Brown and Megan Lundstrum Founder and Executive Director of Free Our Girls.  Our Executive Director, Pasha Ripley was interviewed by several news organizations including a piece aired on KWGN, Denver Channel 7.

Since 1982, the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) has been committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy.  By operating in an inclusive and compassionate manner, COVA creates solutions and positive change.  The COVA Conference is an annual event bringing together many different agencies in Keystone, CO.  October 23-26, 2016

June 3-4,2017.  Join us at our information booth at the People's Fair for the first time. Stop by, meet some of our volunteers and pick up some information to share with others.  We accepted tax deductible donations.  If you donate $20, we'd like to give you a gift of a coin hip scarf.  We also offer a fun, free game for children called, "Pick a Pop".  Kids can pick a lollipop and if it has a color dot on the bottom of the stick, they get to pick an additional prize from the box.  If sugar is an issue, we offer tomato plant starters/sprouts as an alternative.  If you ever see us at an event, please stop and say, "Hi!"  We'd love to get to know you better.



Since 1982, the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) has been committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy.  By operating in an inclusive and compassionate manner, COVA creates solutions and positive change.  The COVA Conference is an annual event bringing together many different agencies in Keystone, CO.  October 24-28, 2015.


Our Executive Director, Pasha Ripley, will be presented a workshop "Human Trafficking in the Travel & Tourism Industry" on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 8:30-10:00 a.m.  This informative workshop highlighted many of the issues facing travel and tourism businesses today.  Workshop participants will learned about unique challenges facing law enforcement and non-profit organizations that provide services to victims/survivors.  A specific highlight will be how human trafficking utilizes travel and tourism businesses in rural areas vs. urban communities.  

May 2nd from 10 a.m.-noon.  The Heart of Longmont Church hosted a community awareness/justice event. Speakers included Colorado State Representatives Jonathan Singer (D-District 11) and Rep. Beth McCann (D-District 8), Detective Stacey Graham, Longmont Police Department, Marciel Leon, Victim Services Coordinator, Longmont Police Department and COVA Representative, Maria Trujillo, Human Trafficking Council, Colorado Department of Public Safety and Pasha Ripley, Former Victim of Labor/Sex Trafficking and Executive Director of Red Light Resources International.   


Pictured here is Pasha speaking with Rep. McCann on her right and Det. Graham and Ms. Leon on her left.



People's Fair 06/03-04/17

with the rest of the movement and anyone who has been blamed unfairly for being assaulted. Participants do not have to consider themselves sluts to attend; allies and supporters are just as important.


Red Light Resources International (RLRI) is honored to have an informational table and the ability to participate with this year's event.  Won't you join us? July 26 at Civic Center Park, Denver, CO.