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The 2019 Dirty Dozen List Revealed

On Monday, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) revealed the 2019 Dirty Dozen List, an annual campaign that names and shames twelve mainstream facilitators of sexual exploitation. Companies making this year’s list include Message Envy, Amazon, Netflix and more. Click the video above to watch the full press conference.   Free E-Book: How to Use

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Ending Child Pornography on Social Media Platforms

Last November, it was discovered that child pornography was being shared on the popular social media platform Tumblr. As a result, Apple removed the Tumblr app from their App Store. A month later Tumblr made the decision to remove all pornographic content from their site. According to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE), WhatsApp, a popular

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Anti-Trafficking Law Named after Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

On Tuesday, January 8 President Donald Trump signed into law the Frederick Douglass Act, a bill authorizing $430 million to combat human trafficking. According to CBN News, the $430 million will be used over four years to fund the following: Shelter and counseling for victims; Training airline employees to spot potential victims; Oversight to make sure

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New to Netflix: Sex Education

With series like Elite, Baby, Rain, Big Mouth and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Netflix has enticed teens into watching shows centered on teen prostitution rings, pornography, hookups, and more. On January 11, Netflix’s new series Sex Education will release with teens in mind. The show centers on the life of Otis Milburn and his friends as they start a peer led sex clinic in

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner annually. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), an important national campaign created to consider prevention and recovery efforts and raise awareness for the many women and men impacted by domestic violence. Recognizing that domestic

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Banks: The Unexpected Heroes Against Human Trafficking

An estimated 25 million individuals are exploited for forced labor or sexual exploitation worldwide. Human trafficking earns an estimated $150 billion annually for traffickers. According to Fortune, many financial institutions are beginning to show how banks and law enforcement can work together to combat trafficking. Traffickers often leave financial footprints funneling money through accounts and transferring large sums quickly. Repeated deposits and withdraws as well as, credit transactions

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Minnesota Passes a Bill Linking Pornography to Human Trafficking

Minnesota has passed Bill SF 2554 (Benson)/ HF 2967 (Lohmer), a groundbreaking bill recognizing pornography as a contributing factor in human trafficking. According to an article by author Amanda Zurface, “State legislators have affirmed that pornography, like sex trafficking, is a commodification of the human person and should be studied as a cause on both the supply and

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Senate and House Passes FOSTA-SESTA

Last week the Senate passed FOSTA-SESTA (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act and Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act). This legislation is a great victory in the fight to end the modern-day slavery of online sex trafficking by giving victims their day in court and empowering state Attorney Generals to prosecute websites that facilitate sex trafficking. The Senate’s bipartisan vote, following

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Parenting Through Spring Break

Spring Break presents a great opportunity for parents to talk to their teens about hook-up culture, sexual assault, binge drinking and drug use. Research affirms that your voice as a parent matters to your teen. Studies show that teens whose parents frequently talk to them about substance abuse are 50 percent less likely to try alcohol or drugs.

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2018 Dirty Dozen List

Five years ago the National Center for Sexual Exploitation (NCSE) created the Dirty Dozen list exposing twelve corporations perpetuating sexual exploitation through pornography, prostitution, sexual objectification and human trafficking. According to NCSE, “the Dirty Dozen List is an activism tool that gives back power to individuals who want a voice in the culture. People can participate by

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