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Another Woman Dies In the Context of Massage Parlor Brothels

The New York Times has published a deeply moving in-depth article dealing with the death of Song Yang, a prostituted woman in Flushing, NY (an area known for decades for its association with sex trafficking of Asian women). Sometimes women in prostitution are killed by sex buyers, pimps, or disease, but in this circumstance, the woman died […]

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

Chasing a Sexual Exploiter of Children in Cambodia Led to this Realization

Our ally, Benjamin Nolot, filmmaker and founder of Exodus Cry, gave powerful testimony at the United Nations about the critical need to stop the demand for commercial sex if we want to curb sex trafficking. He shared his account of chasing a child sex buyer from a western country through the streets in the small […]

Issue: Sex Trafficking

Amnesty International Expels Member for Standing Against Prostitution

Marcia Lieberman was a long-time local coordinator for Amnesty International. For 38 years, she had been a loyal active member of Amnesty International. Then, with the flick of a pen, the board of directors expelled her. Lieberman’s expulsion followed from a protracted fight against Amnesty International’s adoption of a new policy expressing official support for […]

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Young Boy Exposed to Graphic Content on Airplane

One of our supporters just called me to tell me of an incidence on her Delta flight. She was seated in an aisle seat next to a 13-year-old boy who was traveling alone.  In the window seat was a man watching a Delta supplied movie with sexually graphic scenes. The boy’s eyes couldn’t avoid the scenes.  […]

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Three Ways Domestic Violence Is Connected to Pornography

This article was written with assistance from Emily Hale. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an important national campaign to consider prevention and recovery efforts, along with the nature of, domestic violence which impacts millions of both men and women in America.1 Here at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, we work to address the […]

Issue: Pornography Harms

Largest Pornography Company Targets Video Game Industry

The largest pornography company in the world has set its sights on another industry: video games. When the National Center on Sexual Exploitation first began looking into video games in 2013 the number of games with pornographic sexual violence were minimal. Even just 4-5 years ago, this trend was far from mainstream. However, in the […]

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CRITICAL UPDATE: Big Tech and Trafficking

Remember that HUGE victory our movement had earlier this year when Congress agreed to hold sex trafficking websites accountable? When we helped pass this legislation, known as FOSTA-SESTA, we were overjoyed! Except, now, we’re battling BIG TECH again. This time they are spearheading a policy laundering initiative which stealthily incorporates the same problematic language into NAFTA that we got Congress to […]

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Sex Trafficking Survivor Melanie Thompson Explains Importance of FOSTA-SESTA

Melanie Thompson is a sex trafficking survivor and anti-sex trafficking advocate who, in a recently released video, describes her experiences first-hand. Having been sexually exploited in everything from street prostitution, underground strip clubs, and auctioned off on online prostitution platforms such as Backpage.com, Melanie explains the extreme danger and violence presented by all forms of […]

Issue: Sex Trafficking

Hundreds of Sex Buyers Arrested as Part of Nationwide Initiative

Police are cracking down on sex buyers. From July 25th through August 26th, two dozen law enforcement agencies across 12 different states participated in the National Johns Suppression Initiative, an annual event started by the Cook County Illinois Sheriff’s Office. “The National Johns Suppression Initiative is designed to target and reduce the demand for purchased […]

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

Haley Halverson Appointed to DC Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect

Haley Halverson, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation was appointed to the Washington DC Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect this week. This Committee advises DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on the multi-faceted continuum of the District of Columbia’s child welfare services, including prevention, early intervention, treatment, and […]

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

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