“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.
Taina Bien-Aimé, CATW executive director, joins Edwidge Danticat Haitian-American novelist, and Sean O’Neill, chief reporter at The Times newspaper in London, which broke the story of the Oxfam scandal to discuss.
CATW executive director quoted in Reuters.
Gloria Steinem, CATW, NOW-NY, Sex Trade Survivors spoke out about PornHub Pop-Up in NYC, urging mayor to halt the conglomerate's plans to open more shops in the city.