Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Protest Craigslist

Join us on Thursday, July 8, 2010 to protest Craigslist at their San Francisco Headquarters!

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) in partnership with Prostitution Research and Education (PRE) and other co-sponsors will be holding a protest in front of Craigslist Headquarters in San Francisco to bring attention to Craigslist’s facilitation of and profiting from sex trafficking. “Craigslist continues to cynically profit by functioning as an online pimp,” says Norma Ramos, Executive Director of CATW. “Craigslist is the new stroll where pimps traffic, johns buy and Craigslist profits,” says Melissa Farley, Executive Director, PRE.

Craigslist is projected to realize a 22% increase in revenue -- an estimated $36 million in 2010 -- largely attributable to its functioning as a virtual red light district for pimps/traffickers and johns. Craigslist displays a reckless disregard for human rights by increasingly becoming a part of the sex industry. Craigslist could act to create a sex trafficking free internet by no longer hosting prostitution ads and thereby setting an industry standard.

We invite you to join CATW, PRE and other co-sponsors at our protest to hold Craigslist accountable for facilitating and profiting from the rank exploitation of others.

When: Thursday, July 8, 2010
Where: Craigslist Headquarters at 1381 9th Avenue (between Judah and Irving Streets), San Francisco, CA 94122
Time: 12:00 – 2:00PM

Craigslist Protest Cosponsors:
Equality Now
Breaking Free
Men Stopping Violence
Dayton Human Trafficking Accords
UNANIMA International
The Temple Committee Against Human Trafficking
The Barnaba Institute
Global Centurion
The Rebecca Project for Human Rights
Stop Porn Culture
Media Watch
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