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

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 […]

BREAKING: Google is a Mainstream Supporter of Sex Traffickers

Report Reveals Google Support of Backpage.com Yesterday a coalition of consumer and anti-trafficking advocates released a report documenting that Google has financially backed the efforts of digital rights groups to defend Backpage.com—a website notorious for facilitating prostitution and sex trafficking—from numerous legal challenges. The report cited evidence that Google and the groups it financially supports have […]

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[Video] Amend the Communications Decency Act to Give Access to Justice to Victims of Sex Trafficking

This presentation was shared at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s national briefing in the U.S. Capitol building, entitled “The Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda.” To learn more about the agenda, and to see more videos from the event, visit: endsexualexploitation.org/freedomagenda/   The Communications Decency Act (CDA) has unwittingly become a barrier to access to justice […]

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New Documentary Exposes Harms of Pornography from Insiders’ Perspectives

Ten Million Throwaways is a six-part documentary television miniseries that sheds light on the pervasive harms of pornography and the porn industry. Writer and director Andrew Douglas decided to create the documentary when he noticed that “there was a massive void around the topic of pornography” outside of the porn industry itself. “There is a […]

[Video] Inextricably Bound: The Link Between Strip Clubs, Prostitution, and Human Trafficking – What Our Military Must Do

This presentation was given at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s briefing in the U.S. Capitol entitled “The Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda.” To learn more, visit: endsexualexploitation.org/freedomagenda/     The United States military is not only the finest fighting force in the world, but the most respected element of our government. Yet, there is a […]

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.

View the I AM JANE DOE trailer on Vimeo.

To inquire about hosting a screening of this documentary in your community, 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.