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...
Benji and Lauren
October 29th, 2015

How Fighting Trafficking Became Personal to Benjamin and Lauren Nolot

Benjamin and Lauren Nolot took some time to tell the story of receiving a special package from Cambodia, and how it became a life-changing moment for them. PART 1 This experience was a key moment in the Nolots' lives and helped to make the injustice of sex trafficking more real and more personal to them. It's one of the reasons they will never stop fighting. You can make it personal...
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 20th, 2015

Why These Empty Shoes Mean Freedom

"For You have delivered my soul from death, indeed my feet from stumbling, so that I may walk before God in the light of the living." Psalm 56:13 (NASB) Since joining Exodus Cry’s Intervention team three years ago, I’ve sought out many individuals who are exploited through prostitution, offering them hope of a way out. Our goal in Intervention is to locate current victims, aid their escape of exploitation, and...
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,...
October 18th, 2015

Why She’s Not Afraid to Laugh Anymore

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25 (NLT) While a young woman was trapped in sexual exploitation, her trafficker inflicted a violent assault against her and—all at once—every single one of her teeth were knocked out. That was ten years ago, but time alone doesn't heal wounds. Though she is no longer caught in the clutches of traffickers, the past...
October 14th, 2015

Intervention Workshop

In the ever-changing illegal world of sex trafficking, the criminals who perpetuate the sale of women's bodies are continually changing their strategies to adapt to the growing efforts against their lucrative trade. In recent years we have seen a clear trend towards the sale of girls in online venues of prostitution. For example, police in Syracuse, New York, estimated that 90% of that city's prostitution trade had gone online between...
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...
July 31st, 2015

A Personal Message from Our Speakers

From anti-trafficking organization founders, to a transformed trafficking survivor, to a former sex buyer turned freedom fighter, our lineup of speakers this year features quite an array of insightful voices. Here's what has been on their hearts concerning this year's Abolition Summit, in their own words... Benjamin Nolot Founder and CEO of Exodus Cry Don Brewster Founder of Agape International Missions; expert on child sex trafficking Christina Rangel Trafficking survivor,...