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).
The issue of sexual exploitation in this country is more rampant than ever. For instance, despite the obvious injustice of sex trafficking, generating the needed social change in the public and private sector is difficult. In the fight against sexual exploitation it is important to understand the roots of the cause to better address the […]
Two years ago, I spoke at a press conference on the sexual objectification of girls through mainstream mediums like Cosmopolitan Magazine. I returned to the office high on adrenaline from a successful and well-covered event and then got two calls that changed my perspective greatly. THE PHONE CALLS The first was a young man in […]
Below is a joint letter by human rights activists, organized by IAmJaneDoe, to members of Congress regarding new legislation that could dramatically decrease online sex trafficking As organizations committed to the protection of trafficking victims, we are deeply concerned by the pervasive misinformation being posited in opposition to the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of […]
These actions come after reports reveal Google’s longtime support of Backpage.com, well-known trafficking website Today, Google lobbyists blitzed members of the U.S. Congress with this email asking them to stop their efforts to combat online sex trafficking by amending section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) in the respective bills S. 1693 and H.R. […]
We strategically host events that will not only raise awareness or influence policy makers but that will also capture the incredible voices of experts fighting sexual exploitation. One way we’ve done that is through our national briefing in the U.S. Capitol, the Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda, which took place this past March. Experts from around […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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