What is Legal Reform

The Law Reform Team from Exodus Cry works with governments and legislators in the United States and in nations around the world. The goal is to promote and implement legislation which will prevent sex trafficking and bring justice to victims and perpetrators.

We engage governments by advocating for legal reform, both domestically and internationally. History has shown that government support plays a vital role in abolishing slavery. We are asking political powers to enact and enforce laws that will reduce and eliminate sex trafficking. This is necessary for the perpetuation of freedom in society.

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Our reform efforts include:

1. Changing paradigms by educating legislators:

We host screenings of Nefarious: Merchant of Souls for legislators in order to educate them about the issue of human trafficking and ways to eradicate it. We want legislators to understand that prostitution is not a job but rather a form of violence against women and children. We back this claim with credible research and fact-based evidence.

2. Advocate for the adoption of new laws:

We seek to prevent the perpetuation of sex trafficking globally by advocating for laws and policies that reduce the demand for commercial sex. Our team examines existing laws and looks for ways to improve on them. They also help to draft new legislation aimed at the abolishment of sex trafficking.

3. Create Resources:

We provide legislators with expert testimony and the resources and research to help them present a convincing case. We also offer screenings of Nefarious at governmental hearings.

4. Mobilize the public:

Leads to

The adoption and enforcement of laws that prevent sex trafficking

Why do we pursue legal reform?

As with the abolition of slavery in the days of Abraham Lincoln, legal reform plays a vital role in the abolition of sex slavery. Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist William Wilberforce were two of the most important figures in the abolition movement of the 1800’s. Their lives were dedicated to the passing of laws that abolished institutionalized slavery. Effective laws and their uncompromising enforcement play an irreplaceable role in establishing and preserving freedom.

— Past Legal Reform Success —

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »