deterring sex trafficking demand
Child Sex TraffickingDeterrenceTechnology For Good
March 21, 2016

Deterring Sex Trafficking Demand with the Help of Technology

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…
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Stop it now
Child Sexual Abuse MaterialDeterrence
October 20, 2015

Stop It Now Campaign Works to Deter Child Abuse Imagery

Worldwide, individuals use the Internet to find child sexual abuse material and connect with others who share their sexual interest in children. This behavior occurs under an assumed level of anonymity, and although some may recognize that this behavior is…
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Sextortion Search Results
July 1, 2015

Google Takes An Important Step in Combatting Sextortion

Recently, Thorn Tech Task Force member Google announced plans to remove “revenge porn” and images being used for sextortion from search results, following the trend of platforms like Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook. Users will be able to submit a removal…
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DeterrencePartnersTechnology For Good
May 8, 2015

Honoring Ernie Allen: Innovation to Protect Children

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…
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Happy Child
February 13, 2015

Looking Forward: A Letter from Thorn’s CEO

We’re excited to share with you what we have planned for 2015, but we first want to reflect on the amazing progress that has been made in the last two years thanks in large part to your support — this…
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no such thing as a child prostitute
Child Sex TraffickingDeterrenceNewsPartners
January 12, 2015

There is No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute

“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…
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Thorn Donation
Child Sex TraffickingDeterrence
December 23, 2014

3 Ways Your Donation Helps Thorn Fight Child Exploitation

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…
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talking about child sexual exploitation
DeterrenceSuccess In the FieldTechnology For Good
November 18, 2014

5 Wins in the Fight Against Child Sexual Exploitation

All it takes is one quick trip to the water cooler to be reminded of the depressing news going on in the world today. Between multiple international crises and the ongoing domestic civil strife, many individuals may consider the fight…
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suspected child pornography criminal
October 29, 2014

THORN ALERT – Suspected Child Predator – October 29

Law enforcement needs your help in their search for the latest suspected child predator profiled on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)'s Operation Predator app. Help us spread the word by sharing this information with your networks!  (more…)
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