Spotlight Series:
Leaders in the Movement

Across the world, people are doing powerful, innovative work to end prostitution and sex trafficking. These movement leaders are deploying tactics to reduce demand and hold sex buyers accountable for the harm they cause to vulnerable women and girls. In these Q&A interviews, we showcase their essential contributions to fighting commercial sexual exploitation.

Brian Ulicny: Interview with a Tech Visionary

Brian Ulicny: Interview with a Tech Visionary

Posted by on November 29, 2017 in Spotlight

Brian Ulicny is a founding member of Thomson Reuters Labs – Boston, where he’s used technology to develop creative ways to end labor and sex trafficking. We asked Brian a few questions about his work combating the illegal sex industry.

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Pete Holmes and Heidi Sargent: Interview with Seattle City Attorneys (Part 2)

Pete Holmes and Heidi Sargent: Interview with Seattle City Attorneys (Part 2)

Posted by on November 9, 2017 in Spotlight

We asked Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Assistant City Attorney Heidi Sargent about how they’re focusing on the demand side of prostitution in Seattle, and what they would say to other cities that want to get involved.

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Pete Holmes and Heidi Sargent: Interview with Seattle City Attorneys (Part 1)

Pete Holmes and Heidi Sargent: Interview with Seattle City Attorneys (Part 1)

Posted by on November 9, 2017 in Spotlight

We asked Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and Assistant City Attorney Heidi Sargent about how they’re focusing on the demand side of prostitution in Seattle, and what they would say to other cities that want to get involved.

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Elizabeth Scaife: Interview with a Trainer

Elizabeth Scaife: Interview with a Trainer

Posted by on October 13, 2017 in Spotlight

Elizabeth Scaife is the Senior Director of Training at Shared Hope International. We talked with her about how she got involved in this work, and why the annual JuST Conference is so successful.

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Nacole: Interview with a survivor’s mother

Nacole: Interview with a survivor’s mother

Posted by on June 22, 2017 in Spotlight

Nacole, one of the mothers featured in the documentary “I Am Jane Doe,” tells us why she agreed to be in the film and what she would say to the men who purchased her teenage daughter for sex.

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Lauren Hersh: Interview with a uniter

Lauren Hersh: Interview with a uniter

Posted by on June 6, 2017 in Spotlight

Lauren Hersh is the national director of World Without Exploitation, a coalition to combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation. She tells us how she unites different organizations around the shared vision of a world where no person is bought, sold, or exploited.

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