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CATW Publishes Report on Sex Buyers’ Online Reviews in New York State

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) highlights sex buyers’ own published accounts to demonstrate the sexism, racism, sexual violence, among other offenses, that patronizing prostitution entails.

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Belgium Joins Germany in Creating Legal Haven for Sex Trade

Belgium amends its Penal Code to further decriminalize pimping and brothel owning, following the model of Germany's disastrous 2002-2017 prostitution law.

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CATW Applauds NYS Governor for Signing START ACT

New York Governor Kathy Hochul enacts on November 16, the START Act that will allow survivors of human trafficking to seek relief for convictions of offenses they committed while being trafficked. This critical legislation will offer survivors a fresh start to rebuild their lives in safety and dignity.

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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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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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Most Canadians Support Their Country’s Equality Model Laws

A 2020 Pan-Canadian poll conducted on behalf of LAWC, CLES and CATW reveals Canadians are more likely to support Canada's Equality Model laws on prostitution. With a government evaluation of the PCEPA on the horizon, it will help ensure that the views of Canadians are represented.

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Our ED Responds: NYS Legalizes Reproductive Commercial Surrogacy

CATW ED Taina Bien-Aimé issues a statement responding to New York State’s legalization of reproductive commercial surrogacy, pointing out its connection to trafficking in women. 

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Opposing NYS Bill That Would Fully Decriminalize the Sex Trade

CATW executive director issues statement opposing New York State bill that calls for decriminalization of pimping, brothel owning, sex tourism and for sex buyers to purchase marginalized people in New York.

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Women’s and Girls’ Rights at Center of 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.

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CATW Celebrates 30th Anniversary on International Human Rights Day

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.

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6 in 10 Ontarians Oppose Decriminalized Prostitution

6 in 10 Ontarians oppose decriminalizing pimps, brothels and sex buying. 3/4 consider prostitution harmful to women and girls.

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