Category: CEASE Network

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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Massachusetts leaders take a stand against sex-buying

Massachusetts leaders take a stand against sex-buying

Posted on April 20, 2016 in CEASE Network, News, Uncategorized

Top MA officials work together to stop employees from buying sex

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Ending the sex trade starts with holding buyers accountable

Ending the sex trade starts with holding buyers accountable

Posted on February 9, 2016 in CEASE Network

Survivor leader on why sex trafficking and prostitution are intrinsically linked.

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Campaign targeting Phoenix sex buyers shows positive early results

Campaign targeting Phoenix sex buyers shows positive early results

Posted on November 12, 2015 in CEASE Network, Uncategorized

Top Phoenix officials including Mayor Greg Stanton, Co-Chair of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council Cindy McCain, and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, recently held a press conference celebrating the early success of “Not Worth It,” a sex-trafficking prevention campaign spearheaded by CEASE Phoenix Metro in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoors Americas. The Not Worth It […]

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TIME: Catching johns

TIME: Catching johns

Posted on October 4, 2015 in CEASE Network, News, Success Stories

In this multimedia feature, TIME Magazine explores why cops across the US are targeting men who buy prostitutes, and highlights efforts in Cook County, Illinois, which is part of Demand Abolition’s CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation).

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Employers move to end commercial sexual exploitation in the Pacific Northwest

Employers move to end commercial sexual exploitation in the Pacific Northwest

Posted on September 29, 2015 in CEASE Network, News

18 employers in the Seattle area are taking a stand against sex-buying and sex trafficking by pledging support to the BEST Employers Alliance.

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CEASE Network in action

CEASE Network in action

Posted on July 27, 2015 in CEASE Network

The CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) is educating and deterring sex buyers all over America—taking on the predatory practices of sex-buying and sex trafficking at the source. Our motivation is simple: if no one buys sex, or is too afraid of the legal and social consequences to do so, sex-buying and sex trafficking […]

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Obama signs JVTA—Buyers beware

Obama signs JVTA—Buyers beware

Posted on June 5, 2015 in CEASE Network

After near unanimous passage by the US Senate and House of Representatives, President Obama quickly signed into law the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, the first comprehensive bill to address the domestic trafficking of American citizens.

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Northern Ireland takes a strong stance against sex buying

Northern Ireland takes a strong stance against sex buying

Posted on June 2, 2015 in CEASE Network

Sex buyers in Northern Ireland beware—today if you buy sex, you’ll face a fine or up to a year in jail under a new law criminalizing sex buying. The country is the first in the UK to make paying for sex a crime, joining a growing movement worldwide to target the demand for illegal commercial […]

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Jimmy Carter joins battle against sex-buying

Jimmy Carter joins battle against sex-buying

Posted on June 1, 2015 in CEASE Network, Events

The campaign against sex-buying has a new champion. Former President Jimmy Carter has thrown his moral weight — and the organizational muscle of his Carter Center — behind the growing national movement to fight sexual exploitation by focusing on the buyers.

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Boston takes a stand against commercial sexual exploitation

Boston takes a stand against commercial sexual exploitation

Posted on March 6, 2015 in CEASE Network

The city of Boston announced its participation in the CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) at an emotion-charged news conference led by  Mayor Martin Walsh.

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CEASE Network launch event in Phoenix, Arizona

CEASE Network launch event in Phoenix, Arizona

Posted on February 25, 2015 in CEASE Network, Events

Anti-trafficking leaders from around the country recently joined Demand Abolition in Phoenix, Arizona to launch the CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation).

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