Protest Against Village Voice Media in New York, November 16, 2011

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) in partnership with Prostitution Research and Education (PRE) held a successful protest in front of the Village Voice building in New York City last Wednesday, November 16. The protest held at the New York City office of Backpage.com (owned by Village Voice Media) brought attention to Backpage’s facilitation of and profiting from sex trafficking. This protest was co-sponsored by more than 120 national and international anti-trafficking organizations and prominent individuals. These included Equality Now, Soroptimist International of the Americas, Apne Aap, Alicia Keys, Gloria Steinem, Aboriginal Women’s Action Network, Breaking Free, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Ambassador Mark Lagon, Frederick Douglass Family Foundation, Temple Committee Against Human Trafficking, and A Call to Men.

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