Let’s Put An End to Sex Trafficking
The Law Reform Team from Exodus Cry works with the governments and legislators in the United States and in nations around the world to implement legislation that creates criminal culpability for sex buyers, pimps, and traffickers, and brings freedom and support to victims.
History has shown that the rule of law is an integral part of establishing an equitable society that holds perpetrators accountable and fosters support for the vulnerable. We are asking political powers to enact and enforce laws that will eradicate exploitation in the sex industry and eliminate sex trafficking. This is absolutely necessary to restore and preserve freedom and justice in society.
Our reform efforts include:
Shifting Mindsets by Educating Legislators
We host screenings of Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, conduct briefings, and present information to legislators in order to educate them about the issue of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, offering ways to eradicate it. We want legislators to understand that prostitution is not a job but rather a form of violence against women and children. We back this claim with credible research and fact-based evidence.
Advocating for the Adoption of New Laws
We seek to prevent the perpetuation of sex trafficking and abolish commercial sexual exploitation globally by advocating for specific laws and policies that reduce the demand for commercial sex. Our team examines existing laws and looks for ways to improve them. They also help to draft new legislation aimed at the abolition of commercial sexual exploitation.
We provide legislators with expert testimony and the resources and research to help them present a convincing case before their fellow legislators. We also offer screenings of our award-winning documentaries at governmental hearings.
Does legal reform actually work?
Legal reform today plays a vital role in the abolition of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.
Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist William Wilberforce were two of the most impactful figures in the abolition movement of the 1800s. Their lives were dedicated to the passing of laws that abolished institutionalized slavery, and their legacy proves the power of law in shifting society. Effective laws and their uncompromising enforcement play an irreplaceable role in establishing and preserving freedom.
Join the Wilberforce Initiative Facebook group to help strengthen anti-trafficking laws.
Become An Abolitionist
1. Join the Fight to Shut Down Pornhub for its Complicity in Sex Trafficking
The Traffickinghub campaign, founded by Laila Mickelwait and powered by the anti-trafficking organization Exodus Cry, is a non-religious, non-partisan effort to hold the largest porn website in the world accountable for enabling and profiting off of the mass sex-trafficking and exploitation of women and minors.
The campaign is supported by a broad spectrum of over 300 child protection, anti-trafficking and women’s rights organizations, as well as experts and trafficking survivors of all backgrounds.
2. Become an Abolitionist
Being a sex industry abolitionist means:
• You support human dignity and recognize people are never commodities to be bought and sold.
• You oppose any legislation which seeks to legitimize pimping, brothel-keeping, or sex buying.
• You recognize that ending demand for commercial sex, including pornography consumption, is the key to ending sex trafficking and prostitution.
• You believe every person should be free.
• Sign the Abolitionist Pledge at https://exoduscry.com/abolitionist/
3. Watch hard-hitting films that expose exploitation in the sex industry and be empowered to bring change
Released in 2011, Nefarious: Merchant Of Souls is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends of modern-day sex slavery. From its very first scene, Nefarious provides an in-depth look into the human trafficking industry, showing where slaves are sold (often in developed, affluent countries), where they work, and where they are confined.
With footage shot in over 19 countries, Nefarious looks through the eyes of both the enslaved and their traffickers to expose the nightmare of sex slavery as experienced by hundreds of thousands of people each day. Nefarious also features expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders and captures the gripping, triumphant testimonies of survivors. It is through these true stories of survival that we galvanize hope and vision.
From initial recruitment to victim liberation—and everything in between—the previously veiled underworld of sex slavery is uncovered in the groundbreaking, tell-all Nefarious: Merchant of Souls.
4. Learn More about Exploitation in the Commercial Sex Industry
Join the Exodus Cry team as they discuss the most current updates on all aspects of the commercial sex industry, including sex trafficking, prostitution, pornography, and stripping. They’ll dive into controversial and often hotly debated topics surrounding global sex industry policy, ideology, gender and sexuality, and even the spiritual aspects of injustice.
5. Donate To Organizations that are Committed to Ending Commercial Sex Trafficking
You can help end commercial sexual exploitation. Become an Abolition Partner to take an active role in freeing every woman and child bound in the predatory sex industry. https://exoduscry.com/abolitionpartner/
6. Join Like-Minded Abolitionists in the Wilberforce Initiative Facebook Group
The purpose of this group is to create a space for like-minded abolitionists to communicate, coordinate, and take action toward the goal of abolishing the commercial sex industry locally, nationally, and globally. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1847458138818108/
7. Pray—it makes a difference!
And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? (Luke 18:7) The struggle for freedom against the system of slavery is a spiritual battle. We believe that Jesus has come to set the captives free (Luke 4:18), and we are praying daily for the end of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in all parts of the world.
Our very first response to the injustice of human trafficking was to gather for prayer. The following day was a huge international child trafficking bust and the seed of what would later become Exodus Cry was born. Over the years we have continually experienced the power of prayer: from the rescue of those enslaved, to the closing of brothels, to the restoration of young women who are now free, we have seen the Lord’s mighty hand of deliverance in response to prayer.
Traffickinghub: Be Part of the Solution, Sign the Petition
Traffickinghub and Exodus Cry | www. https://traffickinghub.com/
The Traffickinghub campaign, founded by Laila Mickelwait and powered by the anti-trafficking organization Exodus Cry, is a non-religious, non-partisan effort to hold the largest porn website in the world accountable for enabling and profiting off of the mass sex-trafficking and exploitation of women and minors. The campaign is supported by a broad spectrum of over 300 child protection, anti-trafficking and women’s rights organizations, as well as experts and trafficking survivors of all backgrounds.
About the Petition
The Sunday Times investigation into Pornhub reported finding “dozens” of illegal abuse videos within “minutes,” including abuse images of children as young as three years old. Some of the videos identified by the newspaper’s investigation “had 350,000 views and had been on the platform for more than three years.” It went on to say “three of the worst clips still remained on the site 24 hours later.”
Also in recent news was the case of 22 women who were deceived and coerced by Michael Pratt, owner of GirlsDoPorn, into performing sex acts on film that were subsequently uploaded to Pornhub. These women sued GirlsDoPorn and won a $12.7 million lawsuit against the company. According to a federal indictment, Pratt and his co-conspirators produced and filmed child sexual abuse and trafficked a minor. Pratt reportedly fled the United States for New Zealand and is currently wanted on a federal warrant.
But there are other individuals who should also be wanted by law enforcement—CEO Feras Antoon and COO David Tassillo of Mindgeek, the company that owns Pornhub.
Pornhub is complicit in the trafficking of these women and minors and probably thousands more like them.
Pornhub is generating millions in advertising and membership revenue with 42 billion visits and 6 million videos uploaded per year. Yet it has no system in place to verify reliably the age or consent of those featured in the pornographic content it hosts and profits from.
In fact, all that is needed to upload pornography onto Pornhub is an email address. No government-issued ID is required, not even to become “verified” with its trusty blue checkmark that makes everything seem A-OK.
I know this, because I tried it. It took me under 10 minutes to create a user account and upload blank test content to the site, which went live instantly. I could have then gone on to become Pornhub-verified, and all I would need to do is send a photo of myself holding a paper with my username. That’s it.
Pornhub has no reliable system in place to verify that those in the videos it hosts are not trafficked children being abused on film in order to line the pockets of its executives.
What all of this means is that at this very moment, there could be hundreds, if not thousands, of videos of underage sex trafficking victims on Pornhub. We already have evidence, and it is just the tip of the iceberg.
It’s time to shut down super-predator site Pornhub and hold the executives behind it accountable. Sign the petition at https://traffickinghubpetition.com