Author: Tripp Underwood

Demand in the news

Demand in the news

Posted on September 27, 2016 in News

In the past week, we’ve seen a spike in news stories calling out sex buyers for funding the illegal sex trade. Get caught up in this media recap.

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National sting targeting buyers nets record number of arrests

National sting targeting buyers nets record number of arrests

Posted on August 24, 2016 in CEASE Network, Success Stories

The National Johns Suppression Initiative, a nationwide anti-trafficking operation targeting sex buyers, is reporting very impressive numbers from its most recent sting.

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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 on July 19, 2016 in News, Success Stories

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

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Congress and DOJ: A better response to domestic trafficking is needed

Congress and DOJ: A better response to domestic trafficking is needed

Posted on June 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a special hearing for an update on how the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act is being implemented

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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 on May 6, 2016 in News

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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The problem with Starz’s ‘Girlfriend Experience’

The problem with Starz’s ‘Girlfriend Experience’

Posted on April 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

The series sends an inaccurate–and dangerous–message to viewers.

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France adopts the Nordic Model

France adopts the Nordic Model

Posted on April 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

France joins the list of progressive countries that have approved laws criminalizing those who buy sex rather than those being sold

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Sharing tactics in demand reduction

Sharing tactics in demand reduction

Posted on March 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

For three days, a dedicated group of elected officials, CEASE Network coordinators, police and federal law enforcement officers, prosecutors, survivor leaders, researchers, and tech specialists learned about new ways to fight commercial sexual exploitation.

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Why prostitution should not be fully decriminalized

Why prostitution should not be fully decriminalized

Posted on February 26, 2016 in News

By Lina Nealon, Founding Director of Demand Abolition

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month: It’s time to go after the source of exploitation

Human Trafficking Awareness Month: It’s time to go after the source of exploitation

Posted on January 11, 2016 in Events, Uncategorized

Learn why stopping sex trafficking starts with holding sex buyers accountable.

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Washington employs new approach to end online commercial sexual exploitation

Washington employs new approach to end online commercial sexual exploitation

Posted on January 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

In a first-of-its-kind case, the King County Sherriff’s Office, the Bellevue Police Department, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the FBI charged over a dozen sex buyers with the felony crime of “promoting prostitution.”

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CNN highlights Ambassador Swanee Hunt’s mission to stop sex trafficking

CNN highlights Ambassador Swanee Hunt’s mission to stop sex trafficking

Posted on January 8, 2016 in News

CNN International broadcast a profile of Ambassador Swanee Hunt highlighting her mission to end commercial sexual exploitation by confronting the driving force behind sex- trafficking: the men who choose to buy sex.

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