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2020 Dirty Dozen: Amazon

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) announced that Amazon is on the 2020 Dirty Dozen List, a list of mainstream companies that are major facilitators of sexual exploitation in the United States. This is...

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2020 Dirty Dozen List

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has announced the 2020 Dirty Dozen List, a list of mainstream companies that are major facilitators of sexual exploitation in the United States. The Dirty Dozen List is an...

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Teen Magazine Promotes Prostitution

Teen Vogue has long been known to publish controversial articles. Recently, Teen Vogue published an article titled Sex Work is Real Work. In it, Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng argues that because she works with reproductive and sexual health, she is no...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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