TONIGHT! Bystanders No More

Bystanders No More event photoCoalition member organization Sanctuary for Families is hosting Bystanders No More tonight. Read more


Feb 4: In Our Backyard – Domestic Sex Trafficking

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | 7 – 8PM
FREE to attend | Registration required
Location: 42 West 44th St., NY, NY 10036

The Task Force for Women in the Courts Committee at the NYC Bar Association invites you to join a panel of distinguished experts leading the fight against sex trafficking for a conversation about the prevalence of domestic sex trafficking in the U.S. and in New York and the harm it causes.

Topics of discussion will include: An overview of domestic sex trafficking and the issues unique to New York; The latest policy and legislative efforts at the macro level; What’s being done to prevent domestic trafficking at the local level; What the legal community and the Bar at-large could be doing to help support the efforts to combat domestic sex trafficking; Real life stories from the experts; Tips on how to help educate others in our communities.


TAINA BIEN-AIMÉ Executive Director of the Women’s City Club of New York

JAYNE BIGELSEN Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives/External Affairs, Covenant House

LAUREN HERSCH Director, Equality Now

CAROL SMOLENSKI Executive Director, End Child Prostitution And Trafficking-USA


DORCHEN A. LEIDHOLDT Director, Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services, Sanctuary for Families


Women in the Courts Task Force
Rebecca Berkebile, Chair

Committee on Juvenile Justice
Lynn Leopold, Chair

Committee on Sex and the Law
Pamela Zimmerman, Chair

Committee on Criminal Justice Operations
Risa Gerson, Chair

Committee on LGBT Rights
Jordan Backman, Chair

Halogen TV Recognizes Stop Human Trafficking NY, Raises Awareness through TV Show

One of Halogen TV’s most critically-acclaimed shows is the Emmy nominated Tainted Love.   This groundbreaking series brings awareness to the catastrophe of sex trafficking, and gives viewers information on ways they can help bring it to an end.  The second season of Tainted Love will air this fall.

This season of Tainted Love will take viewers across the world to the cities of Delhi and Mumbai in India; and several popular sex trafficking destinations in the US such as Atlanta, Washington D.C., and Portland to examine the cultivating problem.   Audiences will see in depth interviews with experts, compelling stories of survivors and the inspiring work of modern-day abolitionists.  Episodes will be wrapped up with a “Call to Action” piece that highlights the real life heroes fighting the tragedy every day.  

Halogen TV has dedicated a page of their website, that lists organizations who are helping to make a difference, and the Stop Human Trafficking New York was recently added to their Anti-Human Trafficking Organization Contact List.

Some of the ways you can help Halogen TV make as many people aware of the atrocity of human trafficking include:

  • Liking the Tainted Love Facebook Page (click here)
  • Liking the Halogen TV Facebook Page (click here)
  • Posting Facebook messages about Tainted Love on your Facebook Profile & Pages
  • Following @halogentv on Twitter and retweeting about the show
  • Sending out Tweets about Tainted Love on your Twitter Feeds using the hash tag #taintedlove
  • Forwarding emails about Tainted Love to your family, friends, and colleagues

Tainted Love airs Sunday nights at 10pm EST on Halogen TV.  To find where to watch in your area visit


Halogen TV ( is a socially-conscious entertainment network that tells the stories of amazing people who are making the world a better place to live.  Our mission is to encourage viewers to “be the change” they want to see in the world, and our programming not only highlights pop-culture and eco-friendly issues, but sheds light on social injustices and inequalities that include the war in Uganda, domestic sex trafficking and other global issues.


Watch The Whistleblower at the Athena Film Festival

The Whistleblower
Director: Larysa Kondracki

Feature: 2010, [Canada], English, 112 minutes
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci and Vanessa Redgrave

Screening: Friday, Feb. 10, 2011, 6PM
Miller Theatre 2960 Broadway at 116th St.
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Producer Celine Rattray and Tanya Domi (journalist who broke the story) who is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Harriman Institute Affiliate will participate in a q and a with Columbia University film professor Annette Insdorf following the screening.

Synopsis: This gripping expose of human trafficking tells the story of Kathryn, an American police officer who takes a job as a UN peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. After initial success in prosecuting a case of domestic violence, Kathryn is offered a job in the United Nations Gender Affairs Office, working with the police to investigate rape and domestic abuse. But her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country and protect women from violence are routed when she uncovers a ring of UN officials and private contractors smuggling young women in from the Ukraine to service a back-woods brothel. Against a sordid and corrupt backdrop, Rachael Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave give tension filled, dramatic performances in the directorial debut of Canadian filmmaker Larysa Kondracki.

Watch the trailer:

Everyday Johns: Exposing the Underbelly of the Sex Trade

Documentary and Panel Event

Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 PM
Get an inside look at the shocking realities of human trafficking and the commercial sex trade. Join NOW-NYC and the Athena Center for a special screening of Demand, which analyzes the international human trafficking market and exposes the “john” (the buyer of commercial sex) as the driving force that fuels trafficking. It is time to turn the spotlight on the men who for too long have not been held accountable for the purchase of commercial sex that enables and encourages trafficking.

RSVP & More Info: 212.627.9895 |
Subway: 1 Train to 116 & Broadway
Location: Barnard College, 3009 Broadway,
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