September 13th, 2016

The Woman Covered in Bright Light

In 2014 our supporters partnered with us to send Exodus Cry teams to all twelve World Cup host cities in Brazil, establishing prayer and outreach for a whole month during the games. We helped train 1500 abolitionists across Brazil, many of whom have continued in prayer and outreach to the sexually exploited. Here is one of the stories from our partners in Rio... The outreach team met a young woman...
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 26th, 2016

Q&A With Naomi Zacharias

Naomi Zacharias is the director of Wellspring International—a humanitarian arm of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries—which is devoted to helping at-risk women and children across the globe. In this candid Q&A, Naomi Zacharias opens up on how she came to join the fight against trafficking, offers some insider advice for those who want to join the fight, and shares how she gets through times of discouragement. Come learn from Naomi Zacharias...
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. Why Exodus...
April 7th, 2016

Groundbreaking Victory in France for Abolition

We are so excited to announce that YOU have helped to change history once again through your dedicated prayers! From January to April of last year, Paris, France, was Exodus Cry’s City in Focus. For three months you joined forces with us to pray for the changing of prostitution laws in the nation. On Tuesday April 5, 2016, our prayers were answered when 62 members of parliament voted to pass...
February 26th, 2016

Watch Our Historic Briefing in D.C.

We're grateful that our very own Director of Abolition, Laila Mickelwait, went to Washington D.C. to help facilitate a historic congressional briefing titled “The Demand Factor in the Global Sex Trade.” Exodus Cry—together with Shared Hope International and Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission—hosted this briefing, featuring an all-star panel. The briefing helped to educate members of congress, congressional staff, and the public on how the demand for commercial sex fuels the global...
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....