Sequoia Leines

Intern

Sequoia Leines recently graduated from Patrick Henry College with a Bachelors degree in Government. She would love to someday pursue a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology. Prior to her internship with NCOSE, she was an intern on Capitol Hill, as well as for a religious freedom organization known as the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative. She feels a strong call to advocate for those whose human rights are being taken away, whether through sexual exploitation or religious persecution. She loves traveling, and has been to 12 countries. She also enjoys reading, hiking, and cooking with her husband.

Articles by Sequoia Leines

Sex Buying is a Practice of Gender-Based Violence – Peter Qualliotine, Organization for Prostitution Survivors

Peter Qualliotine is co-founder of the Seattle-based Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS). He has been actively working to end commercial exploitation for over 25 years. In 1995, he created one of the first education programs in the country for buyers of commercial sex. Presently, with OPS, he runs “Stopping Sexual Exploitation: a Program for Men,” […]

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

The Global Supply Chain of Sexual Exploitation & the Necessity of Combating the Demand for Commercial Sex

Lisa L. Thompson serves as the Vice President of Policy and Research for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, where she oversees NCOSE’s strategic planning for increased public understanding of sexual exploitation related issues. Below is a summary of her remarks on the topic of curbing demand for commercial sex from a Briefing at the […]

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

Sex Buyers Don’t Care About the Prostituted Person They Buy

Tom Jones was molested at age six by his father, and then sex trafficked until age 15 and prostituted in his mid-20s. The following video and summary come from a presentation at a national briefing at the U.S. Capitol, “Creating a World Without Exploitation: How Consumer Demand Drives the Commercial Sex Trade and What We […]

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse in K-12 Schools: Why We Need To Do More #MeTooK12

Schools are supposed to be safe environments for children and the community to come together to pursue education and character development. However, there is a very dark secret taking place in K-12 schools today. Child-on-child sexual abuse is a horrific, increasingly prevalent problem in our nation’s primary schools. According to a study done by AP, […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

The Global Supply Chain of Sexual Exploitation & the Necessity of Combating the Demand for Commercial Sex

Lisa L. Thompson serves as the Vice President of Policy and Research for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, where she oversees NCOSE’s strategic planning for increased public understanding of sexual exploitation related issues. Below are highlights from her remarks on the topic of curbing demand for commercial sex from a Briefing at the U.S. […]

Personal: Trafficking & Prostitution

Power and Privilege – Understanding the Role of Men in Perpetuating Racial, Economic and Gender Inequality through Prostitution

This is a summary of a presentation from Valiant Richey, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County in Washington State at the 2018 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit. For the last eight years, Val has worked in the Special Assault Unit, which handles cases involving the sexual abuse of children and adults and […]

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10 Proactive Ways to Protect Young Minds from Pornography – Kristen Jenson, Protect Young Minds

“We need to bring pornography out of the dark where it has power, and into the light where our kids have the power.”

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