“We see levels of trauma, physical trauma and psychological trauma, that are off the charts,” said Leidholdt. She said decriminalizing “pimping and sex buying” would increase the industry and demand in New York, and that “tens of thousands” of women could be exploited.
"Even though there isn't always hitting, having sex without desiring it with 10 people a day is also male violence against women." CATW Youth Outreach Coordinator Melanie Thompson speaks with Público during our Global Conference.
Youth Outreach Coordinator Melanie Thompson speaks with CNN's The Freedom Project about her experiences and reminds: "Everybody believes that it only happens in places like India, or China, or Russia or Thailand. But people need to really open their eyes and understand that this happens right around them every day.”
In a Women's E-News column, CATW Executive Director Taina Bien-Aimé analyzes the consequences of two New York State bills on women and girls.
"Trafficking wouldn't exist if prostitution didn't exist; there is an inextricable connection." During our Global Conference, CATW Executive Director Taina Bien Aimé speaks with El Diario.
"Why Melanie Thompson landed in prostitution three times." CATW Youth Outreach Coordinator Melanie Thompson speaks with El País about her experience in "the life" and why she advocates for the Equality Model.
"They kill us for wanting to help girls exit prostitution." Survivor leader Beatriz Rodriguez speaks with El País during CATW's Global Conference in Madrid.
Activists, survivor leaders, gathering in Madrid for CATW/CIMTM sponsored conference centering women and girls in ending sex trafficking and sexual exploitation, which will inform initiative of the 5.2 Global Partnership.
"Spain is one of the countries that most consumes prostitution even though the Government does not clarify whether it will penalize sex buyers." La Vanguardia covers our Global Conference.
In celebration of it's 30th anniversary, CATW honors Football Hall of Famer Curtis Martin, Jr., Aaron Marcu and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, and Rachel Foster and Alain Kodsi at gala event.