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Survivors Debunk Massage Parlor Myths in ‘Defend Dignity’ Video

When someone thinks of prostitution, they may not think of the hundreds of illicit massage parlors—also known as “body rub parlours”—that exist across the world. Instead of working on the street or in a typical brothel, these sexually-oriented businesses operate like a typical massage parlor with one exception: the women there are paid for sex…

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Sexual Exploitation Survivors, Advocates Call on NFL to Banish Robert Kraft from Team Ownership

Survivors of sexual exploitation are appealing to the National Football League (NFL), following the arrest of Patriot’s owner, Robert Kraft, for allegedly purchasing women at an illicit massage parlor/spa in Florida last month. In advance of the NFLs Annual League Meeting taking place March 24-27 in Phoenix, Arizona, 19 survivors and/or survivor-led organizations, along with…

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An Inside Look at Men Who Buy People for Sex

Most of the research conducted about prostitution and sex trafficking has been done on the supply side (i.e., the prostituted persons), while relatively little has been done to examine the demand side, (i.e., the individuals who have previously or who currently purchase people for sex). Recently, however, Demand Abolition conducted extensive research and analysis on…

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Webinar: The Truth About Sex Trafficking – Lisa L. Thompson

Join Lisa L. Thompson, Vice President of Policy and Research at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, as she examines and explains the realities of sex trafficking. Click here to learn more about this important issue. Join us for the 2019 Freedom from Sexploitation Webinar Series.  

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Help Ensure the Next U.S. Attorney General Starts Enforcing Laws Combatting Sexual Exploitation

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold confirmation hearings for Mr. William Barr for the position of U.S. Attorney General of U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) next week. Help us urge the Committee to ensure Mr. Barr’s commitment to rigorous enforcement of the nation’s laws combating sexual exploitation, and to adopt proactive measures in…

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NCOSE 2018 Impact Report: The Fall of Online Trafficking Titan Backpage; Walmart Removes Cosmo; Comcast Safer for Kids; And More!

2018 was our most successful year to date, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Whether your support was financial, taking actions through our website, praying for our movement, sharing our social media posts, or simply telling your friend about the issue of sexual exploitation, you helped make 2018 the strongest year for our organization…

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Netflix Releases Show “Baby,” Trivializes Teenage Sexual Exploitation

This Friday, Netflix will begin streaming a new show, “Baby”. Based loosely on the account of the “Baby Squillo scandal,” the show portrays a group of teenagers entering into prostitution as a glamorized “coming-of-age” story. Under international and U.S. federal law, anyone engaged in commercial sex who is under 18 years old is by definition…

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1,000 Students at Notre Dame Request University President Install Filters to Block Pornography, Cite Human Rights Issue

80 male students penned an op-ed yesterday, now going viral, requesting that the university filter its wifi and submitted a petition to the president for over 1,000 signatures from current and recently graduated students and faculty. In “The Men of Notre Dame Request a Porn Filter,” the students make a powerful case for why the…

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