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Deterring Sex Trafficking Demand with the Help of Technology

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Recently, our CEO Julie Cordua and I attended a Demand Abolition and Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Network convening, which brought together over 150 police officers, prosecutors, survivor leaders and advocates all dedicated to reducing the demand for commercial sexual exploitation. We were excited to present on trends in the online sex marketplace, showcase Spotlight, our human trafficking investigations tool, and learn about new ways technology is being used to combat sex trafficking demand. Read More

Honoring Ernie Allen: Innovation to Protect Children

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This week, Thorn co-founder Ashton Kutcher attended the inaugural Gala for Child Protection hosted by the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The night was dedicated to the incredible strides of individuals and organizations who are working to protect vulnerable children across the globe. We were especially honored to pay tribute to an incredibly inspirational individual who has had one of the deepest, and most profound impacts on the fight to protect children around the world — Ernie Allen, the founder of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC).

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There is No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute

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“There is no such thing as a child prostitute. There are only victims and survivors of child rape.” Malika Saada Saar

Last Thursday (January 8th), Thorn’s Executive Director Julie Cordua joined Rights4Girls and the McCain Institute for “A Conversation about Combating Child Sex Trafficking.” Hosted at Google’s Washington D.C. offices, the discussion also marked the launch of Rights4Girls new campaign entitled “No Such Thing” which will work to eradicate the term “child prostitute” because of the negative implications it has on child sex trafficking victims and the ability for them to realize their legal rights. Read More

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3 Ways Your Donation Helps Thorn Fight Child Exploitation

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Did you know that Thorn’s founders fund 100% of our overhead costs? This means that your donations are going directly towards funding important programs that fight child exploitation. We want to highlight three ways that your donations are having a direct impact on our programs that combat child sex trafficking and stop the spread of child abuse imagery. Read More