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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...
October 19th, 2015

How Our Film Helped Shape Canada’s Prostitution Laws

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle–victorious.” –Vince Lombardi The fight against sex trafficking is a global war that must be fought one battle at a time. While the battle rages on in many parts of the world,...
August 25th, 2015

Amnesty International Supports Pimps, Traffickers, and Sex Buyers

On August 11, Amnesty International made an egregious decision by voting to adopt a resolution that blatantly protects pimps and johns at the expense of millions of women and girls throughout the world who are prostituted, abused and trafficked in the sex industry. By calling for the complete decriminalization of all aspects of the sex industry, Amnesty International has now essentially declared it a “human right” for men to buy...
July 31st, 2015

Cosmopolitan Magazine Promotes Torture Porn

The popularity of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise over recent years has brought the sordid “genre” of pornography called Bondage and Discipline Sadomasochism (BDSM) into the homes of mainstream society. In fact, Fifty Shades of Grey has been so widely accepted that it has even been labeled as “mommy porn” due to its popularity with mothers around the globe. In a previous article, documentary filmmaker and CEO of Exodus...
April 27th, 2015

Injustice in Italy

In Italy, disturbing trends regarding the commercial sex industry are in the news. The country’s laws that make it legal for men to purchase sex are fueling the demand for prostitution. Reports indicate that issues involving the sex trade are becoming increasingly out of control, and government representatives are scrambling for ways to contain the industry and its impact on surrounding areas. As a possible solution, officials in Rome have...