Spotlight Series:
Leaders in the Movement

Across the world, people are doing powerful, innovative work to end prostitution and sex trafficking. These movement leaders are deploying tactics to reduce demand and hold sex buyers accountable for the harm they cause to vulnerable women and girls. In these Q&A interviews, we showcase their essential contributions to fighting commercial sexual exploitation.

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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Tom Perez: Interview with a cyberpatroller

Tom Perez: Interview with a cyberpatroller

Posted by on April 27, 2017 in CEASE Network, Spotlight

Tom Perez is the founder of The EPIK (Every Man Protecting Innocent Kids) Project, an organization founded in 2012 to combat sex trafficking online. We asked him what he’s learned about buyers through his work, and the value of being part of the CEASE Network.

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Sadhvi Siddhali Shree: Interview with a filmmaker

Sadhvi Siddhali Shree: Interview with a filmmaker

Posted by on April 17, 2017 in Spotlight

In this Q&A, Sadhvi Siddhali Shree tells us about her latest film and how she was inspired by the movement leaders working tirelessly to stop sex trafficking.

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Angelyn Bayless: Interview with a disruptor

Angelyn Bayless: Interview with a disruptor

Posted by on April 3, 2017 in CEASE Network, Spotlight

Angie Bayless trains local and national law enforcement on innovative ways to disrupt sex buying and hold buyers accountable for their role in trafficking.

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Marian Hatcher: Interview with a leader

Marian Hatcher: Interview with a leader

Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Spotlight

Marian Hatcher talks about her work and receiving the presidential lifetime achievement award.

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