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November 9th, 2016

City in Focus: Houston, Texas

As the most populated city in Texas, and the fourth most populated city in the USA, Houston is a bustling metropolis with an enormous demand for prostitution. The word “Houston” was the first word ever spoken from the moon and the city has become world famous for its space and science programs. However, what Houston is not as well known for is its booming “hidden in plain sight” sex industry....
October 26th, 2016

Telling the True Story About Porn

“…How many families will suffer? How many marriages will implode? …How many children will propel, warp-speed, into the dark side of adult sexuality by forced exposure to their fathers’ profanations?” —Pamela Anderson, former Playboy model The above quote, which ponders the devastation of pornography, is by Pamela Anderson—the woman featured on Playboy’s cover more than any other in the magazine’s history. The fact that this statement came from her is...
September 2nd, 2016

Pamela Anderson Comes Out Against Porn

Pamela Anderson has just come out with a powerful and courageous, albeit surprising, public charge to end porn culture. As an iconic sex symbol who has done more Playboy covers than any other woman in the magazine’s history, her voice holds an enormous amount of weight and credibility. Anderson knows first-hand the harms of the commercial sex industry, and she understands—from the inside—the sex-saturated media culture we live in. Two...
September 1st, 2016

Myths of The Girlfriend Experience

In our culture today there is a dangerous cover story being told. It's propagated by those profiting from the sex industry and this story promotes prostitution as a glamorous, exciting, and legitimate form of work for women in need of a little extra cash. This narrative is in no way based on reality or research—it is a fairytale that deceives the public into believing what can be called “The Pretty...
July 25th, 2016

City in Focus: Rio De Janeiro

Nestled between tropical forests and pristine beaches, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a premier tourist destination best known for its stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, and its rich history and traditions. The city is also known for its annual Carnival festival, and its winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. As one of the most iconic cities of Brazil, Rio is a bustling metropolis with more than six million...
June 2nd, 2016

A Shift in the Netherlands

On Tuesday, in a nation with arguably the most famous red light district in the world, the government took a step in the right direction. In the Netherlands, members of parliament in the Dutch lower house voted to criminalize the purchase of sex in cases where the buyer had suspicion that the woman was there by force or threat. Although this is not the Equality Model (Nordic Model) it is...
April 28th, 2016

City In Focus: Chisinau, Moldova

For the past three months you've joined us in prayer for the many victims of commercial sexual exploitation in Istanbul, Turkey. Sadly, many of the women who have found themselves trapped in sexual slavery in Istanbul were trafficked there from Moldova. Now we will turn our prayers to the country of Moldova, a place that is a massive source country for victims of sex trafficking around the globe. What's Happening...
January 13th, 2016

City in Focus: Istanbul, Turkey

For the past six months we have been fervently praying for victims of sexual exploitation in Syria and Iraq, where the ravaging effects of war and the rise of ISIS have forced millions into situations of extreme vulnerability to trafficking.1 Now our focus turns to Istanbul, Turkey, a place that has become a major hub of refugees and migrants fleeing the violence and destruction that has overtaken Syria and Iraq....
October 29th, 2015

A Reflection on the Casualties of Playboy

At first glance the decision by Playboy’s executives to stop publishing nude photos of women appears to be cause for celebration—and in a way it is. By early next year the change at Playboy means that there will be one fewer outlet of exploitation in the marketplace. This is good. However, the underlying reason for the change is cause for lament. Playboy pioneered and mainstreamed pornography. But porn has now...
October 20th, 2015

City in Focus: Mosul, Iraq

It has been a little over a year since ISIS overtook the city of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. Mosul is considered one of the most beautiful and important cities in the Middle East. Called Al-Faiha, which means paradise, it stands near the ruins of the ancient city of Nineveh—as described in Jonah—and has been occupied since the reign of the Assyrians. However, with the recent arrival of ISIS, Mosul...