News & Updates

86 Sex Buyers Arrested in Phoenix Police Sting

86 Sex Buyers Arrested in Phoenix Police Sting

Posted on January 11, 2018 in News, Success Stories

Phoenix police vice operations opened a fake massage brothel and arrested 86 men for attempting to buy sex

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We Cannot End Sex Trafficking Without Addressing Demand

We Cannot End Sex Trafficking Without Addressing Demand

Posted on January 11, 2018 in 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 on December 21, 2017 in 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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Brian Ulicny: Interview with a Tech Visionary

Brian Ulicny: Interview with a Tech Visionary

Posted 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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BBC: The chatbot taking on Seattle’s sex trade

BBC: The chatbot taking on Seattle’s sex trade

Posted on November 25, 2017 in CEASE Network, News, Success Stories

BBC North America technology reporter Dave Lee reports on a chatbot that’s deterring men from buying sex and reaching out to women who may be victims of sex trafficking in Seattle. 

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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 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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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 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 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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Curing ‘Johns’: Ten-week course aims to change sex buyers’ lives

Curing ‘Johns’: Ten-week course aims to change sex buyers’ lives

Posted on November 1, 2017 in CEASE Network, News, Success Stories

This in-depth report examines Peter Qualliotine’s “Stopping Sexual Exploitation” class for men who have been convicted of sex buying in Seattle.

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Webinar: Mapping the Sex Buyer Journey

Webinar: Mapping the Sex Buyer Journey

Posted on October 30, 2017 in CEASE Network

In this webinar, Bianca Morales-Egan and Angie Bayless take participants on a “sex buyer journey” to explore some of the primary cultural and social forces that may influence men to buy sex.

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Elizabeth Scaife: Interview with a Trainer

Elizabeth Scaife: Interview with a Trainer

Posted 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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Policy Update, Survivor Gathering, Documentaries, and More

Policy Update, Survivor Gathering, Documentaries, and More

Posted on October 5, 2017 in CEASE Network, Events, Newsletter, Policy

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