May 2, 2014

Victories from the movement

Google Removes Pornography and Exploitive Apps from Google Play
WDD_12icons_google_2_26e are pleased to tell you of a BIG VICTORY! 
 
One reason Google was put on our Dirty Dozen List for two years in a row is because their app store was full of pornography and other inappropriate apps. Last year Google improved their policies slightly. But this year they are removing all of these apps from the store completely. THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
 
Google desperately wants to be removed from this list and have asked for a meeting. We are optimistic that there is room for compromise. If you have any experiences or insight to share that might be helpful to us, please email us at grassroots@pornharms.com.
PENTAGON WATCH: 50% increase in sexual assaults

 

MIM_Pentagon_300x300The Pentagon just announced that there was a 50% increase in sexual assaults in the US Military from 2012 to 2013. Sexual exploitation is still a crisis in our military and pornography is a root cause of this. 
 
There have been many positive strides forward in the last year due to our efforts with Congress and other leaders. The US Army and Air Force stopped selling pornography in base exchanges and the Secretary of Defense ordered all pornographic and obscene materials removed from all public and work spaces. Despite these positive changes, the military has much more work before them to curb the exploitive culture. LEARN MORE & TAKE ACTION HERE.

Trafficking Bill Gets Green Light

The House of Representatives voted yesterday to send the Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation (SAVE) Act to the floor. This bill will target one of the roots of the problem of sex trafficking – online advertising. Traffickers have been using pornography made of their victims to advertise them online on websites like Craigslist, Backpage and Facebook. Under this Act, it would be a crime for any company to knowingly run ads, or profit from ads, that offer forced sex with a child.
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You’re Invited: Summit May 16-17

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The last day to reserve a hotel room at $89/night is this Monday, May 5th.

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