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Anti-Trafficking Organizations Applaud Members of Congress for Recommending Justice Department Investigate Backpage

We are thankful to Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Tom Carper (D-RI) for their leadership in the exhaustive investigation of’s role in facilitating online sex trafficking, and their clarion call for the Department of Justice to proceed with a criminal investigation.

Go after buyers of sex services

The Tribune Star published this letter to the editor by Alex Trouteaud, our director of public policy and research, on July 12, 2017.

ABC News report highlights innovative work to end sex buying

“Nightline” takes an in-depth look at the groundbreaking work of Seattle-area law enforcement in confronting the demand for prostitution.

Nacole: Interview with a Survivor’s Mother

Nacole, one of the mothers featured in the documentary “I Am Jane Doe,” tells us why she agreed to be in the film and what she would say to the men who purchased her teenage daughter for sex.

Lauren Hersh: Interview with a Uniter

Lauren Hersh is the national director of World Without Exploitation, a coalition to combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation. She tells us how she unites different organizations around the shared vision of a world where no person is bought, sold, or exploited.

Deconstructing Demand

Giving 14 salient reasons, Ambassador Swanee Hunt makes the case against purchasing women and girls for sexual gratification. Learn more »

Legalizing Doesn’t Work

Countries with legal or fully decriminalized prostitution often see increases in trafficking, pimping, and violence towards prostituted people. Learn more »

Buying Sex is Damaging

The sex trade is exploitative and violent. Here’s how to stop it. Learn more »