Category: News

Massachusetts leaders take a stand against sex-buying

Massachusetts leaders take a stand against sex-buying

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

Top MA officials work together to stop employees from buying sex

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West coast: Tell Amnesty you support victims of the sex trade, not their exploiters

West coast: Tell Amnesty you support victims of the sex trade, not their exploiters

Posted by on November 15, 2015 in News

Attention residents of the West Coast, Rocky Mountain, and Southwestern states: you have the unique opportunity to tell Amnesty International to reverse its recent support of full decriminalization of the sex trade (including sex-buying, pimping, and brothel owning). The Amnesty International Western Regional Conference is being held this weekend—November 20-22—at the Sheraton Gateway in Los […]

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WBUR: ”People don’t want to believe it’s happening here”

WBUR: ”People don’t want to believe it’s happening here”

Posted by on August 14, 2015 in Media Coverage, News

WBUR covers the sex trade in Boston in this two-part series by Bob Oakes.

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Critique of Amnesty International’s proposal on “sex work”

Critique of Amnesty International’s proposal on “sex work”

Posted by on July 30, 2015 in News

On August 7 , delegates from national sections of Amnesty International will vote on an organization-wide resolution calling for the decriminalization of commercial sex.

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CEASE cities spur awareness and action

CEASE cities spur awareness and action

Posted by on June 10, 2015 in News

Just a few months after joining the CEASE (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) Network, Boston is already being recognized for its effort to end sex-buying by focusing on buyers. Calling on the city to use its Olympic bid to tackle trafficking locally, a Boston Globe editorial commends Mayor Walsh for targeting johns.

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House approves: Landmark trafficking legislation headed to President

House approves: Landmark trafficking legislation headed to President

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in News

Last week, the US House of Representatives followed the Senate’s lead and voted 420-3 in support of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, the first comprehensive bill to address the domestic trafficking of American citizens.

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Ambassador Swanee Hunt given Abolitionist Award

Posted by on January 23, 2013 in Events, News

The Nomi Network has selected Demand Abolition Chair Swanee Hunt for its 2013 Abolitionist Award, given to “visionary leaders [who] have established a legacy in the eradication of modern day slavery.” The Nomi Network, which fosters the financial independence of women who are vulnerable to trafficking, also presented Jean Baderschneider with its Corporate Responsibility Award […]

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President Enlarges Fight to End Human Trafficking

Posted by on October 3, 2012 in News

President Obama announced several new initiatives to combat human trafficking at the Eighth Annual Clinton Global Initiative. Among the efforts aimed squarely at addressing sex trafficking: Federal prosecutors, law enforcement officials, and immigration judges; commercial transportation officials, state and local law enforcement partners; and state workforce agencies and educators will be trained at better detecting […]

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New York Times opinion piece mischaracterizes the movement to end demand

Posted by on September 28, 2012 in Media Coverage, News

In the Sept. 23rd edition of the New York Times Sunday Review, journalist Noy Thrupkaew pigeonholes the movement to end demand for illegal commercial sex as a misguided moral crusade. Demand Abolition Director Lina Nealon sets the record straight.

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Don’t Buy It

Posted by on July 1, 2011 in News

The Super Bowl is an unparalleled American tradition that embodies the great spirit of our nation. Unfortunately, beer and t-shirts weren’t the only things for sale in Dallas on the big weekend. Based on experience from other large-scale sporting events, police were preparing for hundreds — possibly thousands — of women and children being brought […]

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