As of September 2011, MATTOO is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization in Minnesota. All donations are tax-deductible. If you prefer to write a check, please make check payable to: “MATTOO,” put in the memo line “Global Banner” and send to: PO Box 1655, Maple Grove, MN 55311
Join hundreds of men from all over the world in bringing the coming “demand change” by signing the MATTOO Global Banners.
For decades, men have often times been told the way to help is to just not exploit sex-trafficked victims. And now, unfortunately, as a result, human trafficking has become the second largest – fastest growing – criminal market in the world.
In most cases, men should not manage housing for rescued victims, nor should they provide after-care services, however, men must be invited in to help. Human Trafficking is a issue that haunts all of humanity, thus, we need to encourage everyone – male and female – to take a stand on this issue and be silent no longer.
In fact, the only way to decrease the rate and magnitude of human trafficking is to include men. A myth surrounding this issue today is “Women have a choice to enter prostitution while Men can’t help themselves. Men need sex.” While, the reality is “Most women today do not have a choice in regards to prostitution, but men always have a choice if they are going to use a prostitute.” While this can be counter-cultural, it’s central to Mattoo’s message.
Today, when we speak to audiences, men always ask us how they can help, because they know it’s not enough to just sit and do nothing.
MATTOO Global Banners provide that way to help. Watch “Tell Them You Exist” below. (Para ver “Dice Que Tu Existes” en español, haga clic aquí.)
A simple and yet powerful way for men, regardless of age, vocation, or geography to get involved not only locally but in places and ways around the world one would not be able to otherwise.
How will these funds be used?
MATTOO will invest these funds into decreasing the demand of human trafficking by continuing to educate and get men – business executives to government officials, high school students to professional athletes – involved in the coming demand change of human trafficking. Moreover, as MATTOO firmly believes in the power of collaboration, portions of these funds will be invested to increase the capacity of our partner organizations providing needed services for victims of trafficking.
We need your support and commitment, so this message can spread around the world. In order for this action to be known as significant step, we are asking for a suggested donation of $25. Thank you for your commitment and support!