11 April: The groundbreaking FOSTA/SESTA bill has been signed into US law by President Trump, establishing criminal and civil liability for websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking! This is truly a watershed moment in ending a culture that normalizes the sale of vulnerable women and children. This new law means internet companies will be more vigilant to prevent trafficking happening online and - when it does - victims will be able to get justice and seek damages for the harm they have suffered. This is a major victory. Thank you for the role you have played in making it happen.Read more
Though the United States' Communications Decency Act (CDA) Section 230 was never intended to legally protect websites that facilitate sex trafficking, that is exactly what is happening.Read more
World Day Against Trafficking In Persons is on 30 July. Let's make sure ending sex trafficking and sexual exploitation get the attention they deserve!
The United Nations' 35th Human Rights Council Session took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 6 - 23 June. Equality Now provided the following written statement for Agenda Item 3: Promotion And Protection Of All Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social And Cultural Rights, Including The Right To Development.Read more
The Nordic Model Of Laws To Ending Sex Trafficking And Commercial Sexual Exploitation Continues To Gain Ground In Europe!Read more