The Problem

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.”[1]

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.


[1] TVPA, 22 U.S.C. §1702(9).

NCOSE Campaigns

Backpage sex trafficking website

Backpage.com is a website where sex buyers shop to buy adults and children for sex. We are demanding Backpage stop promoting and profiting from sexual exploitation.

Individual Actions

The city-wide blitz and billboard campaign raises awareness about sexual exploitation. Individuals in any town or city can conduct this grassroots campaign.

dirty dozen list

NCOSE’s annual Dirty Dozen List names 12 mainstream facilitators of sexual exploitation and provides easy actions that individuals can take to make a difference.

pornography in hotels

Sex trafficking, sexually oriented events, and pornography in hotels all need to be addressed as a cohesive effort to make hotels sexploitation-free.

stop trafficking demand

The booming demand for trafficked women and children in recent years is due in part to the proliferation of pornography. This project collects research and personal accounts.

Updates

Backpage Lied: Sex Trafficking and Prostitution Continue in Full Force on this Website

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 […]

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New Legislation Seeks to PREVENT Sex Trafficking

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 […]

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Confronting Sexploitation: NCOSE’s Summer Seminar Series

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 […]

Google’s Secret: New Report Shows Google Supports Sex Trafficker Websites

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 […]

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Washington Post: A movie about online sex-trafficking might actually get laws changed

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 […]

Actions

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.

To inquire about hosting a screening of this documentary in your community, watch it on Netflix or contact office@50eggs.com.

 

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.

Download the app, TraffickCam. Details here.

Ask Elected Officials to Amend Communications Decency Act

Share your STORY

Personal stories help elected and business leaders to see the grave harm associated with this material and can be very helpful in getting them to change their policies. All will be shared anonymously. Please email your story to public@ncose.com.