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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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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Boston Herald: Opioid crisis fueling region’s sex trade

Boston Herald: Opioid crisis fueling region’s sex trade
Posted by on March 17, 2017 in Media, News

The Boston Herald has published a powerful and carefully researched two-part special report on how the opioid epidemic fuels the sex trafficking industry. Over two days, the paper covered its front page with images and headlines capturing the brutality of the sex trade and its direct ties to drug abuse in Boston. In her series […]

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Drake’s new hit sends the wrong message

Drake’s new hit sends the wrong message
Posted by on August 25, 2016 in Media

Drake and DJ Khaled’s latest hit, “For Free,” sends a dangerous message about the commodification of sex.

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Seattle busts 200 buyers; could collect up to $275K for sex trade victims

Seattle busts 200 buyers; could collect up to $275K for sex trade victims
Posted by on July 19, 2016 in Media

Seattle Police launch a first-of-its-kind sting that’s deterring buyers and getting money for victims

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Full decriminalization of the sex trade has nothing to do with “human rights.”

Full decriminalization of the sex trade has nothing to do with “human rights.”
Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Media

Advocating full decriminalization of the illegal sex trade as a “human right” isn’t just misguided—it’s offensive.

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If sex buyers knew the truth, would they still buy?

If sex buyers knew the truth, would they still buy?
Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Media

Survivor leader Rebecca Bender shares a personal story about her exploitation at the hands of a trafficker, and poses a critical question about those who purchased her.

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My experience in the sex trade had nothing to do with choice

My experience in the sex trade had nothing to do with choice
Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Media

Survivor Audrey Morrissey: “I know there are some women who say they do this willingly… Maybe that’s their truth, but that’s not mine.”

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