This is happening in my neighborhood… and YOURS!

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After moving into our new space over the summer, we began doing outreach to women and girls being sold for sex through online forums in our community. One Thursday morning at 10am, I created a post in one of the most popular websites where escort ads are placed. I wanted to send a message to the women letting them know that we are …

Breaking News: Backpage.com Adult Classified Section Shuts Down

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Due to overwhelming pressure from members of Congress, Backpage executives shut down the “adult” classifieds section of its website. This news comes after a US Senate investigation issued a report which contained overwhelming evidence that Backpage.com concealed advertisements for prostitution and the selling of children for sex. Polaris, an anti-human trafficking and research organization praised the move in a statement …

Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking: How does it happen?

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Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking: How does it happen?   How does commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and trafficking happen in this day and age?   What factors play a role in victim vulnerability?   How does our culture play a role in all of this? The diagram below offers a simple and clear picture of the factors that might make …

National Human Trafficking Month is almost over, but the battle is not…

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National Human Trafficking Month is almost over, but the battle is not. I am hoping that the public has become more awakened to the truth of its happenings and need for our voices, action and support.  This month It has been great to see so many churches and organizations take notice and give a platform to voice truth this month. …