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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BBC: The chatbot taking on Seattle’s sex trade

BBC: The chatbot taking on Seattle’s sex trade
Posted by on November 25, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, 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 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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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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Curing ‘Johns’: Ten-week course aims to change sex buyers’ lives

Curing ‘Johns’: Ten-week course aims to change sex buyers’ lives
Posted by on November 1, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, 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 by 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 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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Policy Update, Survivor Gathering, Documentaries, and More

Policy Update, Survivor Gathering, Documentaries, and More
Posted by on October 5, 2017 in CEASE Network, Events, Newsletter, Policy

Demand Abolition’s monthly newsletter

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New Technology Platform Addresses Supply and Demand of Sex Trafficking

New Technology Platform Addresses Supply and Demand of Sex Trafficking
Posted by on October 3, 2017 in CEASE Network, Success Stories

Robert Beiser, Executive Director of Seattle Against Slavery, recently demonstrated two technology platforms that address both the supply and demand of sex trafficking.

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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 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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