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Campaign Launched to Tackle Demand for Trafficking at the Super Bowl

Washington, DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is conducting its annual Tackle Demand activism campaign to shed light on the sex trafficking that occurs every year at the Super Bowl. While the claim that the Super Bowl is the largest sex trafficking venue or event of the year is inaccurate, the atmosphere at major sporting…

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Nita Belles of In Our Back Yard

In Our Backyard is fighting sex trafficking. Here’s how.

In Our Backyard Founder and Executive Director Nita Belles is an author, a leader in the movement to end sexual exploitation, and a survivor of domestic violence.  She sees the similarities between what a domestic violence victim has to endure and what a victim of sex trafficking endures.  She is passionate about ending sex trafficking…

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Myth or Fact: Is Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl Really a Problem?

Recently, claims about the prevalence of sex trafficking at the Super Bowl have garnered skepticism, with some people even asserting that sex trafficking at the Super Bowl is an urban legend. Do these claims hold water? Acknowledging the Hype To begin it’s important to acknowledge that in the past some well-intentioned individuals and groups have…

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How to Participate in National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2017

It’s January again, which means that people all across America are getting involved in National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The national effort to raise awareness about the local and global problem of human trafficking has been going on for over a decade. In 2007 the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as the National…

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Truckers Against Trafficking: Equipping Truckers to Combat Human Trafficking

Truckers across America are taking a stand in the anti-trafficking movement. Why truckers, you ask? Think of the typical setting in which truckers work and stop on their long routes: remote locations along American roads and highways, as well as truck stop parking lots that sometimes serve as fertile grounds for the sexual exploitation of…

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Women and Children for Sale: Brought to You by Backpage.com

For those unfamiliar with Backpage.com, it is a classified advertising website offering a variety of listings including everything from used cars and real estate to job openings. In fact, it is the second largest classified ads website on the Internet, just behind Craigslist. However, many have never even heard of Backpage.com. This is surprising and…

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A Wife and a Runaway Trafficked into Pornography: The Stories of Naideen and Angel

In honor of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we are sharing the stories of two survivors who were trafficked into pornography. Watch Here: Naideen called Dawn and told her about how she met an attractive, accomplished, older man who she quickly fell in love with and married. That’s when the fairy tale ending…

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Statement: The Link Between Porn and Sex Trafficking – Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC – This January is human trafficking awareness month, and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is educating the public about the links between sex trafficking and pornography. “When people ask me what they can do as individuals to stop sex trafficking, I tell them…

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Schoolgirls For Sale in Japan: A New Documentary

Japan upholds a “Kawaii” or “cuteness” culture that has become a prominent aspect of Japanese modern culture, from fashion styles to entertainment to toys and food. However, the Japanese fixation on “cuteness” is extending far beyond simple comic books. VICE News released a documentary entitled “Schoolgirls For Sale in Japan” which exposes Japan’s JK business…

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