Human Trafficking Panel Event Registration The Columbia Undergraduate Law Review and Stop Modern Day Slavery are pleased to host a Human Trafficking Expert Panel: A Conversation Among Human Trafficking Experts on Prevention, Protection, and Prosecution.
The panelists will discuss how legal professionals, government employees, NGOs, and law enforcement can work together to end human trafficking.
The panel will take place on May 6th from 7:00-8:30 PM EST.
Presenters will provide a concise overview of evidence related to the criminal behavior of MindGeek, owner of Pornhub.
The evidence of MindGeek’s complicity in mass sexual crime is overwhelming and continues to grow. It is time for both criminal prosecution and regulatory preventative action. For over a decade, MindGeek has been confronted by numerous survivors who have come forward about their sex trafficking or child sexual abuse being filmed and then uploaded, monetized, promoted, made downloadable, and shared countless times on Pornhub and other MindGeek-owned websites. Pornhub has profited from the mass distribution of filmed sexual crime as well as non-consensually recorded and non-consensually uploaded videos.
A December 2020 New York Times exposé, “The Children of Pornhub,” revealed the rampant sexual abuse of minors on Pornhub, an online petition has garnered over 2 million signatures to shut down Pornhub for aiding sex trafficking, and multiple class action civil lawsuits have been filed in the US and Canada on behalf of sexually abused children and trafficking victims. In response, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards rightly cut ties with Pornhub. U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-CA, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-NE, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-OR, Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL have spoken out condemning the widespread rape, sex trafficking and non-consensual content on Pornhub, and some have called for a US Department of Justice investigation.
Furthermore, Canadian Parliament’s House of Commons Ethics committee has launched an investigation into MindGeek’s complicity in mass sex crimes. During one of these recent investigative hearings, MindGeek executives who were called to testify lied about having a partnership with the National Center on Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). It was also revealed that Pornhub reported zero instances of child sexual abuse materials (CSAM, i.e. child pornography) to US or Canadian child protection agencies or law enforcement from 2008-2020, which is a criminal offense in Canada and the US. On March 15, 2021 over 70 Canadian Senators and MPs from all eight political parties called on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to initiate a full criminal investigation into MindGeek.
The United States is by far the number one consumer of Pornhub, the corporation has offices in the U.S. and has servers in America. It is time for the United States to hold Pornhub and its parent company, MindGeek, accountable for the mass criminal exploitation of countless victims over the past decade.
This briefing will help provide the information necessary to begin pursuing justice for victims.
The cooperation between Sweden and France against human trafficking for sexual exploitation and prostitution has already led to several joint events globally and now the Swedish and French Embassies in The Hauge are arranging another very important event.
Ensure Justice 2021: Being Crushed is a two-day virtual conference for people who want to study the issues, be a voice, and make a difference in the fight to end human trafficking.
Our annual conference considers the unique experiences of vulnerable people to exploitation and trafficking, which have intensified during Covid-19 uncertainty. Being Crushed will focus on early intervention solutions that build resilience, strengthen communities, and provide hope. Speakers will address topics such as resource scarcity, substance abuse and family violence, public health and mapping resources, and Adverse Childhood Experience tools.
Entry into the event includes: the performances, keynote speaker, art exhibits, panel discussions, and vendor booths.
This Human Trafficking Awareness Event will feature live artists, performers, dancers, and singers at the beautiful Meng Concert Hall at California State University Fullerton.
Shari Ho, a Human Trafficking Survivor, will be the keynote speaker for the event, and Shari will be autographing her new books My Name Is Also Freedom and Freedom Was Just The Beginning. The event will have a panel discuss moderated by a KWAVE morning host.
KWAVE will broadcast live from the event and there will be vendor booths and resource tables throughout the venue.