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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 annualTackle 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 events […]

Issue: Sex Trafficking

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 […]

Nita Belles of In Our Back Yard

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

Why Are Pro-Prostitution Pundits Fighting Anti-Sex Trafficking Campaigns Around the Super Bowl?

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation works with dozens of anti-sexual exploitation groups every year on the #TackleDemand campaign to raise awareness about the need to combat the demand for commercial sex. Why? In part, because the demand for commercial sex fuels sex trafficking. Every year some people make hyperbolic and false claims that the Super […]

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

How Stripping, Prostitution, and Sex Trafficking Occurs Through Snapchat

In addition to Snapchat’s troubling association with the normalization of sexting, Snapchat has facilitated the monetization of sexting thanks to the advent of Snapcash, an in-app way to exchange money. Question: What do you call a sexual performance conducted in exchange for money? Answer: Prostitution, pornography, stripping…and sometimes even sex trafficking. Increasingly, pornography performers and […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Snapchat

Stop Netflix from Glamorizing the Sex Trafficking of Teenage Girls

If you’ve been following us on social media, you may have seen a couple of posts regarding Netflix. Though the site streams several shows with mature content, one show intended to entertain its Italian market is especially egregious. Based loosely on the account of the “Baby Squillo scandal,” the show titled “Baby” follows a group […]

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

This Website Will Be a Hub for Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl. Football, half-time, hilarious commercials. And sex trafficking. In recent years, the public has become more aware of the tragedy of sex trafficking at large sporting events or conferences. Because of this awareness, law enforcement is preemptively striving to ensure safety and security to the many thousands of men and women that will be […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

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 […]

Issue: Sex Trafficking

9th Circuit Court Affirms, Sexual Exploitation is Nobody’s Job

The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit today handed down a unanimous decision in the case of Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) v. Gascón upholding California’s prostitution law. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of itself and several other anti-sexual exploitation […]

Sexual Exploitation is Nobody's Job

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

MSN: Netflix Accused Of Glamourizing Sex Trafficking Over Italian Drama Baby

Netflix has been accused of glamourizing sex trafficking after commissioning an Italian drama based on the Baby Squillo teen prostitution scandal. The U.S.-based National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) called for eight-part drama Baby to be axed ahead of its launch. The SVOD service ordered the series, which is produced by Italian firm Fabula Pictures, in November. It explores the […]

Press Statement: No Such Thing as “Baby Prostitutes,” Only Raped Children

56 Experts Write to Netflix, Urging to Cancel Sex Trafficking Show Washington, DC – Fifty-six survivors of sex trafficking and/or subject matter experts, social service providers, and advocates for the abolition of sexual exploitation sent a letter to Netflix executives today to express their deep concern regarding Netflix’s forthcoming Italian drama, “Baby,” which normalizes child sexual […]

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