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New York Times Covers Two Opposing New York State Bills Addressing Prostitution

One, the Stop Violence in the Sex Trades Act, would fully decriminalize prostitution, including pimps, traffickers and sex buyers. The other, the Sex Trade Survivors Justice & Equality Act, would focus on punishing sex buyers and pimps, while decriminalizing people in prostitution. Taina Bien-Aimé, CATW executive director, comments.

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CATW Executive Director Taina Bien-Aimé named to Forbes 50 Over 50 Impact List

Our executive director was named one of Forbes' 50 Over 50 "dreamers and doers lifting the world one community at a time" alongside other incredible women (including some familiar faces).

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CATW Applauds Manhattan D.A.’s Office New Policy Decriminalizing People in Prostitution

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr.’s groundbreaking decision, announced on April 21, implements a policy to “decline-to-prosecute” people in prostitution, including those in illicit “massage parlors,” but maintains accountability for sex buyers. It de facto implements the Equality Model in the borough.

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Our ED Responds: NYC Mayor Recommends Law That Would Decriminalize Sex Trade

CATW ED Taina Bien-Aimé issues a statement responding to policy proposals in the “Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Draft Plan,” approved by the New York City Council, that would greenlight sex buying, sex tourism, commercial sex establishments and third-party profiteers.

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Concluding Annual Session, Women’s Commission Approves Text on Bolstering Regulatory, Legal Framework for Gender Equality, Warning COVID-19 Is Rolling Back Progress

CATW oral intervention during CSW64 mentioned in UN Press meeting coverage of final meeting of the commission.

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Taina Bien-Aimé in conversation with Lynn Shaw

CATW Executive Director Taina Bien-Aimé speaks with Lynn Shaw on Lynn's Warriors on WVOX.

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This Week @ The UN March 19, 2021

Barbara Crossette’s March 15 article in PassBlue on New York State legalizing commercial surrogacy got the attention of the UN’s special rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, Shushan Khachyan.

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The City of Atlanta Must Investigate Recent Shootings’ Potential Connections to Sex Trafficking

CATW  is deeply saddened by the recent events in Atlanta. The organization is calling on the City of Atlanta to investigate this case as a hate crime against women as well as its possible connections to sex trafficking.  

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Surrogate Motherhood as a Business: New York State Defies a Global Trend

PassBlue covers our At The Edge of the Margins virtual roundtable on New York State's move to legalize reproductive commercial surrogacy and speaks with Kylee Kwiatkowski, a survivor of egg donation.

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Five Ways You Can Make a Difference This International Women’s Day

"The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women reports that 72 percent of these victims are women and children."

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Surrogacy: The Other Side

In a segment on WBAI's Joys of Resistance, Taina Bien-Aimé, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) and a founding member of Equality Now discusses what is wrong with commercial surrogacy--which has just been legalized in New York State.

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Attacker Stalked Women in Brooklyn for Weeks as Police Stayed Silent

“They basically want it to be a killing or it has to rise to a certain level, and I think it is fundamentally a failure to see how these hate crimes manifest,” said Taina Bien-Aimé, the executive director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women.

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