The Spectrum: Pornography and Human Trafficking

The Just Jesus. Adventist Campus Ministries featured a speaker on the link between pornography and human sex trafficking at the McGovern Event Center Nov. 16. Haley Halverson, vice president of Advocacy and Outreach for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in Washington D.C., offered students and community members a new perspective on the subject. 

“I’m not talking about this as a moral perspective,” Halverson said. “I am talking about this from a public health perspective. The same way that we have to talk about smoking.”

According to federal law, sex trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provisioning, patronizing or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act through force, fraud and cohesion. Adding that under federal law, any person that is engaged in selling sex who is under the age of 18 is, by definition, also a sex trafficking victim.  

Read the whole article here. 

The Numbers

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NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.

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The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.

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NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.

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