Category: News

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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Demand Abolition Proud of CEASE Network’s Successful Multisector Approach

Demand Abolition Proud of CEASE Network’s Successful Multisector Approach

Posted by on February 14, 2018 in CEASE Network, News

We are motivated by an urgent need to eliminate harms caused to women and girls whose lives are jeopardized by this exploitative industry— a direct result of the demand created by sex buyers.

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USA Today: Who buys a trafficked child for sex? Otherwise ordinary men.

USA Today: Who buys a trafficked child for sex? Otherwise ordinary men.

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Media Coverage, News

This is the first of 10 columns in the EXPLOITED series, which explores the cultural and economic forces that contribute to commercial sexual exploitation.

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We Cannot End Sex Trafficking Without Addressing Demand

We Cannot End Sex Trafficking Without Addressing Demand

Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Media Coverage, News

Sarah Godoy, anti-trafficking researcher and professor at UCLA, writes for Forbes on tactics that target demand for paid sex, and how members of the community can be involved.

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Tech Bros Bought Sex Trafficking Victims By Using Amazon and Microsoft Work Emails

Tech Bros Bought Sex Trafficking Victims By Using Amazon and Microsoft Work Emails

Posted by on December 21, 2017 in Media Coverage, News

Nina Burleigh writes for Newsweek about men in the Seattle area who used their work emails at tech companies to purchase sex.

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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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New NCAA policy sidesteps paid sex

New NCAA policy sidesteps paid sex

Posted by on August 22, 2017 in Media Coverage, News

The NCAA has taken a useful step against sexual violence on campus by requiring coaches and athletes to complete a course each year on its prevention. But there’s a glaring omission: the new policy makes no mention of prostitution, a notorious form of sexual abuse.

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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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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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I Am Jane Doe, a film review

I Am Jane Doe, a film review

Posted by on February 10, 2017 in News

The gut-wrenching documentary, I Am Jane Doe, by producer Mary Mazzio, follows the courtroom journey of three young women

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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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