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.
“Officials hide behind the notion of choice and a woman’s consent to being bought and sold in the Swiss sex trade. But it would not take rigorous investigations to uncover that a disenfranchised young Nigerian woman from Edo state, for example, would have difficulty finding Zurich or Geneva on a map, let alone purchasing a one-way ticket to a brothel or a ‘sex box’ without a trafficker or pimp owning her fate.”
“Sugaring” almost always involves a coercive exchange of money for sex. … “You’re handed an envelope of money and brought to a hotel room and you’re expected to have sex, or they feel they have to,” said CATW program coordinator Laura Ramirez.
6 in 10 Ontarians oppose decriminalizing pimps, brothels and sex buying. 3/4 consider prostitution harmful to women and girls.
CATW executive director comments in the Wall Street Journal on effect of law holding accountable platforms for knowingly facilitating sex trafficking or promoting prostitution on dating apps.
Passage of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (H.R. 1865) allows victims to hold websites accountable for criminal conduct, giving them access to justice.