Category:

Prevention

February 15th, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: The Republic of Ireland Passes the Equality Model of Legislation

Today we all can collectively celebrate another WIN for the abolition movement! Yesterday the Republic of Ireland followed the lead of Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Canada, France, and Northern Ireland, to be the seventh country in the world to pass the Equality Model (Nordic Model) of legislation—making the purchase of sex illegal. This is the same model of legislation we both endorse and celebrate in our sex trafficking documentary film, Nefarious:...
February 8th, 2017

City in Focus: Washington D.C.

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2 This quarter we will be praying for our nation’s capitol, a place in great need of God’s divine intervention and leadership. Washington...
January 11th, 2017

Backpage Shuts Down Prostitution Ads Section

This is a historic week for the movement to end trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation! On Jan. 9, Backpage.com, a website notorious for its facilitation of prostitution and sex trafficking finally shut down the “adult” sexual services advertising section of its website. The website, which Polaris Project calls “the world’s top online brothel,” removed the prostitution ads section only hours after a scathing U.S. Senate report concluded that the website...
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 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...
December 14th, 2015

Why This Young Man Stopped Purchasing Sex

Would you believe us if we told you that a frequent sex buyer stopped purchasing sex after watching our documentary Nefarious? The truth is actually even better than this. A teacher from a vocational school in Stuttgart, Germany bought a copy of our documentary, Nefarious, at a justice-themed conference. While at this conference one of the speakers addressed the audience, saying “Please, all the men in this room, please let...
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...
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...