Considering the abundance of platforms that are available for campaigning against the exploitation of women and children, it stands to reason that the mission of one campaign may not always correspond with another. Particularly in the age of social media, conflicting messages between campaigns are often overshadowed by the resounding chorus of advocates and protestors who, on a surface level, are united in saying ‘no’ against the exploitation of women and children.Read more
Most Australians wouldn’t consider the links between sexism, objectification of women and sex trafficking in sport, or even think about it at all.
In the U.S. there are huge spikes in sex trafficking at major sporting events, like the Super Bowl, where hundreds of under aged girls have been rescued and arrests of pimps made in the last decade. Sex trafficking happens in Australia right under our noses and the public are generally oblivious or in denial about it. Perhaps the reason for this is they are unaware or misunderstand what sex trafficking is.Read more
Statement to Amnesty International by prostitution survivors and those who have been harmed in the sex trade
This is a statement and response developed for the attention of Amnesty International leadership and grass roots membership by prostitution survivors and people who are or have been harmed in the sex trade. Although we have all experienced harm in the sex trade, we also have extensive knowledge from all perspectives, having researched thoroughly the impacts of different legal systems around the world from an objective point of view. Some of us are active Amnesty International members and are concerned about the organisations capacity to further inflict human rights violations and expand harm to women and girls - 90 percent of prostituted people are women/girls and over 99 percent of buyers are men, so this is a women’s rights issue (Sullivan 2007).Read more
News from overseas - Craigslist surrenders to legal challenge after child sex trafficking victims speak out
Trigger warning for survivors of sexual abuse
Craigslist, a popular online classifieds website, has surrendered to legal action over it’s adult services section, amid claims it facilitates prostitution and child sex trafficking. As reported in The Australian, the 'adult services' section has been removed and replaced with a black bar which says 'censored.'