Author: Melody Hood

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. 

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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.

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Webinar: Mapping the Sex Buyer Journey

Webinar: Mapping the Sex Buyer Journey

Posted by on October 30, 2017 in CEASE Network

In this webinar, Bianca Morales-Egan and Angie Bayless take participants on a “sex buyer journey” to explore some of the primary cultural and social forces that may influence men to buy sex.

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Elizabeth Scaife: Interview with a Trainer

Elizabeth Scaife: Interview with a Trainer

Posted by on October 13, 2017 in Spotlight

Elizabeth Scaife is the Senior Director of Training at Shared Hope International. We talked with her about how she got involved in this work, and why the annual JuST Conference is so successful.

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Policy Update, Survivor Gathering, Documentaries, and More

Policy Update, Survivor Gathering, Documentaries, and More

Posted by on October 5, 2017 in CEASE Network, Events, Newsletter, Policy

Demand Abolition’s monthly newsletter

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New Technology Platform Addresses Supply and Demand of Sex Trafficking

New Technology Platform Addresses Supply and Demand of Sex Trafficking

Posted by on October 3, 2017 in CEASE Network, Success Stories

Robert Beiser, Executive Director of Seattle Against Slavery, recently demonstrated two technology platforms that address both the supply and demand of sex trafficking.

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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, Press Release

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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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 Coverage, News, Success Stories

“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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