New NCAA policy sidesteps paid sex

New NCAA policy sidesteps paid sex
Posted by on August 22, 2017 in Media, News

The NCAA has taken a useful step against sexual violence on campus by requiring coaches and athletes to complete a course each year on its prevention. But there’s a glaring omission: the new policy makes no mention of prostitution, a notorious form of sexual abuse.

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Anti-trafficking laws have made great progress

Anti-trafficking laws have made great progress
Posted by on August 16, 2017 in Media, Policy

Members of Congress are writing smarter laws that address the problem at its roots

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Anti-trafficking organizations applaud members of congress for recommending Justice Department investigate Backpage

Anti-trafficking organizations applaud members of congress for recommending Justice Department investigate Backpage
Posted by on July 14, 2017 in News

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 Backpage.com’s role in facilitating online sex trafficking, and their clarion call for the Department of Justice to proceed with a criminal investigation.

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Go after buyers of sex services

Go after buyers of sex services
Posted by on July 13, 2017 in Media

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

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ABC News report highlights innovative work to end sex buying

ABC News report highlights innovative work to end sex buying
Posted by on June 28, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media, News

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

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Nacole: Interview with a survivor’s mother

Nacole: Interview with a survivor’s mother
Posted by on June 22, 2017 in Spotlight

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.

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Lauren Hersh: Interview with a uniter

Lauren Hersh: Interview with a uniter
Posted by on June 6, 2017 in Spotlight

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.

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Bianca Morales-Egan: Interview with a relationship-builder

Bianca Morales-Egan: Interview with a relationship-builder
Posted by on June 1, 2017 in CEASE Network, Spotlight

Bianca Morales-Egan is the Technical Advisor, Human Trafficking and Gender Equity at Project Concern International and a CEASE Network coordinator. We asked her about sex trafficking in San Diego, and how she raises awareness about reducing demand for paid sex.

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Eleanor Gaetan: Interview with a truth-teller

Eleanor Gaetan: Interview with a truth-teller
Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Spotlight

Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan advises Demand Abolition on federal policy and regulation regarding sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. She explains the importance of policies to fight sex trafficking, and why focusing on demand is so crucial.

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