Category: Media Coverage

Anti-trafficking laws have made great progress

Anti-trafficking laws have made great progress

Posted by on August 16, 2017 in Media Coverage, Policy

Members of Congress are writing smarter laws that address the problem at its roots.

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Go after buyers of sex services

Go after buyers of sex services

Posted by on July 13, 2017 in Media Coverage

The Tribune Star published this letter to the editor by Alex Trouteaud, our director of public policy and research, on July 12, 2017.

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Sex trafficking in LA: ‘The more we look, the more we find’

Sex trafficking in LA: ‘The more we look, the more we find’

Posted by on June 20, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage

As members of CEASE Network, the LA Sheriff’s Department is developing online techniques for disrupting the sex trade and messaging campaigns to deter would-be buyers.

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Boston Herald: Trafficking in Pain

Boston Herald: Trafficking in Pain

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Media Coverage

Check out the Boston Herald‘s ongoing series on human trafficking.  

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Boston Herald: Opioid crisis fueling region’s sex trade

Boston Herald: Opioid crisis fueling region’s sex trade

Posted by on March 17, 2017 in Media Coverage, News, Success Stories

The Boston Herald has published a powerful and carefully researched two-part special report on how the opioid epidemic fuels the sex trafficking industry.

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GQ: Can we “cure” the men who pay for sex?

GQ: Can we “cure” the men who pay for sex?

Posted by on February 2, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, Success Stories

This GQ feature examines Peter Qualliotine’s program for convicted sex buyers in Seattle. Peter is co-founder of the Seattle-based Organization for Prostitution Survivors and one of our CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) coordinators.

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CBS: Who’s buying sex in Massachusetts and how can they be stopped?

Posted by on November 22, 2016 in Media Coverage

Dhakir Warren, Senior Social Innovation Manager for Demand Abolition, speaks with Louisa Moller of WBZ-TV about online sex trafficking in Massachusetts.

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Demand in the news

Demand in the news

Posted by on September 27, 2016 in Media Coverage, 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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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 by on July 19, 2016 in Media Coverage, Success Stories

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

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Full decriminalization of the sex trade has nothing to do with “human rights.”

Full decriminalization of the sex trade has nothing to do with “human rights.”

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Media Coverage

Advocating full decriminalization of the illegal sex trade as a “human right” isn’t just misguided—it’s offensive.

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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 by on May 6, 2016 in Media Coverage

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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My experience in the sex trade had nothing to do with choice

My experience in the sex trade had nothing to do with choice

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Media Coverage

Survivor Audrey Morrissey: “I know there are some women who say they do this willingly… Maybe that’s their truth, but that’s not mine.”

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