Christina Rangel
June 23rd, 2015

Christina Rangel: Transformed in a Moment

“It was like Jesus tapped on my shoulder and whispered in my ear, ‘They don’t think anyone is coming for them.’ The ‘yes’ in my spirit was louder than anything that I could yell. I was all in.” Christina Rangel’s story is marked with both tragedy and beauty, and her life stands as an awe-inspiring example of the transformation so many long for. Her miraculous journey out of sexual exploitation...
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June 2nd, 2015

Gabriella’s Story: Breakthrough by Prayer

In 2013 our Intervention team at Exodus Cry pioneered a new model of outreach, texting girls from online ads on websites where girls are sold for sex. According to this model, if a girl is open to meeting with us we take her out for lunch in a public setting. From there, relationship begins and we come alongside them, offering support and empowering them to escape exploitation and reach for...
May 27th, 2015

Abolition Summit Volunteer

We need your help to make this year's Abolition Summit an incredible experience. If you volunteer for two or more shifts you get free registration for the entire event! Online Form - Abolition Summit Volunteers
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May 12th, 2015

Don Brewster: The Man Who Left It All

"One girl is too many. One day is too long." —Don Brewster In Cambodia, thousands of children are victims of sexual exploitation every year. Svay Pak, a poor fishing village near Cambodia's capital city of Phnom Penh, is particularly notorious. In this community, children are regularly trafficked from neighboring countries, kidnapped from rural areas, and sold by impoverished family members. But in the midst of this oppression, there is hope....
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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...
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April 22nd, 2015

An Open Letter to Russell Brand

Dear Russell, Welcome to the modern-day abolitionist movement. I know you haven’t officially joined us or any group in the campaign against commercial sexual exploitation, but the clear stand you are taking to warn people of the harmful effects of pornography is big. Much of what you declare about porn on your Trews podcasts has my cohorts and me nodding in affirmation. You see, we have been fighting this battle...
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April 17th, 2015

Breakthrough in Canada

“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...
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April 17th, 2015

The Battle in France Continues

In an effort to curb commercial sexual exploitation and protect the rights of women, the French National Assembly, or lower house, recently voted in favor of a progressive law that would criminalize the demand side of prostitution. The nation’s lawmakers representing the French population wanted to send a strong message that buying, selling, abusing, exploiting, and objectifying the bodies of women is not acceptable in a society where gender equality...
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April 14th, 2015

Is Prostitution Empowering?

The cast of Pretty Woman just celebrated twenty-five years since the release of their blockbuster movie. The world applauded and the Internet was abuzz. My colleague and friend Laila Mickelwait reflected too. To mark the anniversary, she wrote a passionate blog that has now created a frenzy. In her blog, Mickelwait challenges the glamorization of prostitution in Pretty Woman. She contrasts the Hollywood fairy tale with the realistic albeit sordid...
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April 6th, 2015

City in Focus: Tijuana, Mexico

With a population of 1,559,683, Tijuana is the fifth-largest metropolis in Mexico1 and the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California. The city’s San Ysidro port of entry is the busiest land-border crossing in the world2. Tijuana shares approximately fifteen miles of border with its sister city, San Diego, California. More than 50 million people cross the border between Tijuana and San Diego annually, with an estimated 300,000...