Learning Opportunities

Demand Reduction Webinar Series:

In this session, attendees will learn about what demand reduction is and how it has the capacity to reduce human trafficking. This session is also an introduction to the NC Demand Reduction Task Force. All of the panelists are founding members of the NC Demand Reduction Task Force. The panelists include Nicole Bernard, founder of Shield NC; Niki Miller, operations specialist at Shield NC; Bren Journey, anti-human trafficking advocate and leader of Legacy of Hope International; and Pam Strickland, founder of NC Stop Human Trafficking.

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* You will receive an email with the zoom platform registration. Access to this session will be available on zoom. Check your spam folder if you do not receive access in your inbox. If you have difficulties, please contact Melinda Sampson at melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org

 

This session expands on the similarities of the vulnerabilities that can lead to victimization, but also perpetration. In this session, attendees will hear from a recovered, compulsive sex buyer and a survivor. The panelists are Amanda Pulley, who has worked in the anti-human trafficking movement for seven years where she now trains human trafficking advocates in her methodology – moving the academic knowledge into practical application; and John Pulley,  entered the anti-human trafficking field four years ago, he was invited to be a keynote speaker at Shared Hope International’s Just Conference, he learned of the horrors of human trafficking for the first time. Within a year, he left his career in sales and began working to end demand. 

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* You will receive an email with the zoom platform registration. Access to this session will be available on zoom. Check your spam folder if you do not receive access in your inbox. If you have difficulties, please contact Melinda Sampson at melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org

 In this session, attendees will learn from survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. This session will outline who the buyers are, what their motivations are and what they are most afraid of. The panelist is Autumn Alley. She works with nonprofits to help other survivors and is active in her church. Autumn has been an advocate in anti-trafficking work through public speaking, social media management, counseling organizations on the importance of being trauma-informed training. 

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* You will receive an email with the zoom platform registration. Access to this session will be available on zoom. Check your spam folder if you do not receive access in your inbox. If you have difficulties, please contact Melinda Sampson at melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org

In this session, attendees will learn how to pull all the Demand Reduction techniques and skills together to create an effective strategy to end demand for human trafficking. The panelist include Nick Lembo, who has been serving in the anti-human trafficking movement since 2012; Dr. Stephany Powell, director of Law Enforcement Training and Survivor Services for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation; Michael Shively, senior advisor on research and policy at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation; and Peter Qualliotine, co-founder of Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS) and served as OPS’ Director of Men’s Accountability.

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* You will receive an email with the zoom platform registration. Access to this session will be available on zoom. Check your spam folder if you do not receive access in your inbox. If you have difficulties, please contact Melinda Sampson at melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org

NSVRC focuses on online safety for 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Last month, the Biden administration reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act, just in time for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual violence is an issue that affects nearly half a million Americans every year, and it is not limited to in-person settings. In an age of constant connection, the risk of bullying and abuse is greatly increased.

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