February 12, 2014

Seamless Connections Between Pornography and Sex Trafficking Highlighted in New Website

Washington, DC – Morality in Media is excited to announce today’s launch of StopTraffickingDemand.com, a site dedicated to educating about the major factor creating and driving demand for trafficked women and children – pornography. The site will bring together research, expert testimony and personal accounts to help the public understand that there is a seamless connection between both forms of exploitation.

Morality in Media’s StopTraffickingDemand.com will provide advocates and organizations with actions they can take to help curb the demand for sex trafficking. Education materials, research, quotes, and videos, as well as stories from survivors, demonstrate the link between pornography and sex trafficking. MIM invites advocates to use any materials on the website in the fight to end sexual exploitation.

“This new website has been a labor of love. We really hope it affects people, educating them and showing that there is something we can do to curb the demand for buying women and children,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of Morality in Media. “The links are real. The demand caused by pornography traps people in trafficking daily.”

Links between pornography and sex trafficking include: porn-users often seek to act out what they have viewed in pornography; pornography is often used as a training tool to show victims how to perform; pimps often use pornography to advertise their victims and to make more money; trafficking takes place within the mainstream porn industry.

Founded in 1962, Morality in Media, Inc. is the leading national organization dedicated to opposing pornography through education about its illegality and harms by highlighting the links to sex trafficking, violence against women, child abuse and addiction.

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