Julianas Story
March 24th, 2015

MYTH VS. FACT: 6 Common Myths About Prostitution and the Law

1. MYTH: If you make prostitution illegal it will go underground. The argument that criminalizing the purchase of sex will drive it “underground” is not based on any evidence. On the contrary, in Sweden and Norway—where the purchase of sex has been criminalized—the number of men purchasing prostituted women has declined. Therefore, fewer numbers of women are prostituting. “Underground” is another word for “indoor”, “out of sight”, or “below the...
March 24th, 2015

The Reality of Pretty Woman

Today marks 25 years since the film Pretty Woman was released, and the cast has reunited for the first time to reminisce about the making of a film that has become one of the most popular love stories for a generation of moviegoers. I have to admit that as a teenager, I too loved the story of Pretty Woman. However, as I journeyed down the path that led to my...
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March 9th, 2015

The World Cup Has Come and Gone, but Liberdade Continues

Liberdade. For more than two and a half years this initiative took us to Brazil. All across this South American country, we worked to bring freedom to women and children trafficked and trapped in Brazil’s thriving commercial sex industry. Liberdade culminated during the summer of 2014; while the eyes of the nations were on the World Cup games, our focus was on the victims of exploitation. We joined our voices...
What is Human Trafficking
February 19th, 2015

Fifty Shades of Black and White: Five Alarming Concerns

In an age when sexual violence against women around the globe is at epidemic proportions and the leading cause of injury to women is violence at the hands of men, Hollywood has decided to gift us with the film adaptation of E L James’ absurdly popular book Fifty Shades of Grey. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson glamorizes the film, released to coincide with Valentine’s Day, as a “powerful and romantic love story.”...
February 10th, 2015

Psalm Sixty-Nine

There is an “I” in the drowning. Not able to stand; yet something is speaking. Weary and failing eyes still see And wait for God To save them from the water To save them from their drowning. The shadow of hate cannot fall on love. The strength of bad days still leaves the glimmer of hope. Though they make you work for what you do not owe In your soul...
Paris, France
January 12th, 2015

City in Focus: Paris, France

In the classic novel Les Misérables, first published in 1862, Victor Hugo’s depiction of Fantine offers a sympathetic portrayal of the plight of an impoverished, prostituted woman living in Paris, France in the early 1800s. In order to provide for her child, Fantine is forced to sell a prized locket, her hair, her teeth, and ultimately, her body. During her time in prostitution, Fantine contracts a fatal disease. After her...
Happy New Year
December 31st, 2014

Happy New Year!

This has been an historic year for Exodus Cry. We have made great strides in the fight against sex trafficking, and it would not have been possible without YOUR faithful prayers and generous support. See how, together, we made a significant impact in 2014. Collectively, all of you make up the movement to end slavery, and we want to say, "THANK YOU!" We are excited for 2015 and are anxious...
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December 31st, 2014

City in Focus: Los Angeles

Los Angeles, located in Southern California, is commonly known as the City of Angels. In biblical Hebrew, the word for angel is translated as mal’ākh, meaning messenger. For years, Los Angeles has served as a messenger to the rest of the world through the dissemination of media that has influenced our global society. Unfortunately, many of the messages coming out of LA are anything but angelic. Dominated by themes surrounding...
December 31st, 2014

For The One

"I never look at the masses as my responsibility; I look at the individual. I can only love one person at a time - just one, one, one. So you begin. I began - I picked up one person. Maybe if I didn't pick up that one person, I wouldn't have picked up forty-two thousand....The same thing goes for you, the same thing in your family, the same thing in...
November 26th, 2014

14 Reasons Why We Are Thankful for 2014

As we enter a season of celebration, we want to share with you some highlights from an important year. Our efforts are gathering momentum, and we have witnessed some incredible breakthroughs in the lives of individual women and in the field of abolition. We have so much to be grateful for, and our progress would not have been possible without your faithful support. As a continuation of our Prevention team’s...