Facts: Trafficking and Pornography

November 04, 2014

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As trafficking and pornography are so closely linked to the community life and communications standing committees, the national chairpersons are sharing the following information:

From www.pornharms.com:

**Pornography fuels the global sex trade by driving demand into the mainstream of society.

**Pornography is used as a “tool” to train young children and women so that they will “know” what to do in performing sex acts.

**Often, the forced sexual acts between the prostituted woman/child and the John will be filmed and photographed and then shared elsewhere.

**Studies show that pornography users often seek to act out what they have viewed in porn. Often their partners will not engage in such acts, so they seek it elsewhere – increasing the demand for trafficked women and children to be prostituted.

**Pimps are operating more and more online as it becomes easier to connect with potential buyers and to remain anonymous. Popular websites like Craigslist and Facebook have become “virtual brothels” where one can quickly find prostituted women and children to engage in sex acts.

**As addictions to pornography increase, users seek harder and harder material. There is a recent boom in the availability of “live” porn as trafficked children and women are forced to perform “on-demand” sex acts in front of web cameras as “Johns” or porn users watch.

**Porn users do not and cannot distinguish between trafficked women, prostitutes, and porn stars.

Anna Malika spoke in an online event exposing the links between porn and sex trafficking. Watch the video here.

For more information, you can like the Pornography Harms Facebook page or visit their website (www.pornharms.com). Continue to write letters and send Pornography Hurts campaign postcards to your members of parliament and the federal government, expressing your concern for the proliferation of pornography and its harmful effects on society. It’s time to stop this indecency and exploitation.

Print the Pornography Hurts campaign postcard: