The sex trafficking of children and adults is a heinous crime.
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) is the primary federal law on human trafficking. It defines severe forms of trafficking to include “sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.”
In the digital age, sex trafficking has extended online through online advertisements for sex trafficked victims, and through coerced pornography. Learn more and take action through the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s various campaigns related to sex trafficking.
 TVPA, 22 U.S.C. §1702(9).
On January 9, 2017, Backpage.com “blocked” its prostitution advertising in America. Its prostitution advertising pages now greet visitors with the message: “The government has unconstitutionally censored this content.” This change occurred the night before Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer and founders, Michael Lacey and James Larkin, were scheduled to testify to the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee […]
Over 200 Organizations, 30 Survivors, and 1200 Advocates Issue Letter Urging Members of Congress to Get Serious About Global Sex Trafficking Prevention As Members of Congress in both the House and Senate are gearing up to introduce the United States’ most well-known anti-trafficking legislation, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), anti-trafficking leaders, organizations, survivors and advocates from […]
You are invited to NCOSE’s DC summer seminar series to inform and inspire action regarding diverse sexual exploitation issues. These easily accessible, incredibly beneficial events are intended to educate and equip professionals in the field, advocates on the issues, and passionate members of the community on various sexual exploitation issues. Each installment in this summer […]
Written by Margo Davison with Lisa Thompson A coalition of groups spearheaded by California-based Consumer Watchdog released an incriminating report entitled How Google’s Backing of Backpage Protects Child Sex Trafficking. The report exposes Google’s multipronged efforts to defend Backpage.com, a website notorious for facilitating prostitution and sex trafficking of women and children. About Backpage With […]
Original Post: Washington Post It’s tough getting a consensus on anything these days, but child sex abuse and human trafficking are generally considered indefensible crimes. So who’s defending them? According to “I Am Jane Doe,” that would be Google. And Microsoft. And Facebook. And Yahoo. Directed by Mary Mazzio (“Lemonade Stories,” “Underwater Dreams”) and coming […]
Host a Screening of the “I Am Jane Doe” Documentary
The documentary “I AM JANE DOE” chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com, the adult classifieds section that for years was part of the Village Voice. Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers have stood up on behalf of thousands of other mothers, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer.
This film is currently on Netflix! View the I AM JANE DOE trailer on Vimeo.
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Report Suspected Sex Trafficking
If you suspect sex trafficking, or human trafficking, report the tip to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1 (888) 373-7888.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.
Fight Trafficking. Take a Photo!
Help fight trafficking by uploading photos of your hotel room. These photos will be used to determine where perpetrators of sex trafficking are committing their crimes.
Ask Elected Officials to Amend Communications Decency Act
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