Brian Ulicny: Interview with a Tech Visionary

Brian Ulicny: Interview with a Tech Visionary
Posted by on November 29, 2017 in Spotlight

Brian Ulicny is a founding member of Thomson Reuters Labs – Boston, where he’s used technology to develop creative ways to end labor and sex trafficking. We asked Brian a few questions about his work combating the illegal sex industry.

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BBC: The chatbot taking on Seattle’s sex trade

BBC: The chatbot taking on Seattle’s sex trade
Posted by on November 25, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, Success Stories

BBC North America technology reporter Dave Lee reports on a chatbot that’s deterring men from buying sex and reaching out to women who may be victims of sex trafficking in Seattle.  “For someone who thinks they’re anonymous, who thinks they can go on the internet and buy another human being, it’s a big wake-up call.” – […]

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Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Announces Partnership with Demand Abolition 

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Announces Partnership with Demand Abolition 
Posted by on November 20, 2017 in CEASE Network, Events, News, Success Stories

 A year after launching the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced a new partnership with Demand Abolition’s CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation).

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Pete Holmes and Heidi Sargent: Interview with Seattle City Attorneys (Part 2)

Pete Holmes and Heidi Sargent: Interview with Seattle City Attorneys (Part 2)
Posted by on November 9, 2017 in Spotlight

We asked Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Assistant City Attorney Heidi Sargent about how they’re focusing on the demand side of prostitution in Seattle, and what they would say to other cities that want to get involved.

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Pete Holmes and Heidi Sargent: Interview with Seattle City Attorneys (Part 1)

Pete Holmes and Heidi Sargent: Interview with Seattle City Attorneys (Part 1)
Posted by on November 9, 2017 in Spotlight

We asked Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Assistant City Attorney Heidi Sargent about how they’re focusing on the demand side of prostitution in Seattle, and what they would say to other cities that want to get involved.

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Curing ‘Johns’: Ten-week course aims to change sex buyers’ lives

Curing ‘Johns’: Ten-week course aims to change sex buyers’ lives
Posted by on November 1, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, Success Stories

This in-depth report examines Peter Qualliotine’s “Stopping Sexual Exploitation” class for men who have been convicted of sex buying in Seattle. Read the story »

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