Dignity. Hope. Freedom.

The Butterfly Project purchases jewelry directly from safe houses and other projects all over the world. These beautiful pieces are made by women and children rescued from and at risk of Human Sex Trafficking. By buying this jewelry, you are personally restoring hope to exploited women and children.

Something beautiful has come from disaster.

“Purchasing this beautiful jewelry is a powerful way to help these women and girls experience the dignity, hope, and freedom to create something beautiful. It’s a small step that makes a big difference.”

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We value your financial partnership and work diligently to make sure your donations are invested wisely. Thank you for helping us support the lives of survivors and making a difference in seeing the new and beautiful world that awaits them!

A Message from Founder Jané Gautier-Shadoin McGoorty

Bonjour Mes Chers Amis,

Did you know that every year over a million children are lured or forced into the sex trafficking trade? There are many wonderful organizations dedicated to education and prevention. They also focus on rescuing these children, securing arrests, and shutting down brothels. The Butterfly Project is a non-profit organization that has partnered with Born2Fly to help in the healing process of the women and girls who have been rescued.

In many instances, once a girl or woman has lost her virginity, no matter how violently, she is no longer considered of value to her family or community. Being forced into prostitution is a source of shame, and there is nowhere for them to turn. Fortunately, there are safe houses all over the world where these survivors are able to begin the healing process. Some safe houses are devoted to prevention and awareness, providing a safe shelter for young girls who are at high risk for trafficking  In many of these shelters, the survivors are creating beautiful pieces of jewelry as a way of helping out with expenses and learning skills. It can sometimes be part of their therapy.

The Butterfly Project brings this beautiful, handmade jewelry straight from the safe houses to you. The money is given directly to the women in the safe houses, so they earn every cent. These beautiful pieces are definitely head-turners, giving the wearer an opportunity to talk about the sex trafficking industry and get others involved in the efforts to end it.

Please join us and the countless others who are working to end this horrific practice.



It is the mission of The Butterfly Project to simply be a small way to make a huge difference in the lives of those who have been rescued from the sex trafficking industry.


The Butterfly Project has two goals. The first is to support the girls and young women who have been rescued from sex trafficking. The second goal is to bring awareness of sex trafficking into the spotlight and get coalitions of abolitionists formed all over the country.

Schedule a Butterfly Event!

The Butterfly Project founder, Jané Gautier-Shadoin, travels worldwide speaking out against human sex trafficking. She brings awareness to church groups, women’s groups, abolition coalitions, and any other groups interested in not only fighting the industry, but in supporting the survivors.

Jané has hosted teas and other events showcasing the beautiful jewelry made by these beautiful women and will be happy to help you host an event.

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Learn what The Butterfly Project does to support women and girls rescued from the child sex trafficking industry and how you can help.

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The Butterfly Project's Consignment Clothing Boutique is another way to support girls and women rescued from sex trafficking.

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A portion of our proceeds are donated directly to organizations dedicated to the prevention of sex trafficking and to the recovery of those rescued.

Who We Support

View heartbreaking videos documenting the cruel and inhumane practice of child sex trafficking and its aftermath along with poignant, hope-filled videos of safe houses and the rescued.

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The Butterfly Project relies on the generosity of sponsors. We grateful for the individuals and organizations who help keep us going.

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The Butterfly Project has been featured in American Eagle's magazine Latitudes and has also been included in the literature of other companies and writers.

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