On Friday 2nd October, International Day of Non Violence, we hosted a Covid-secure protest in London as part of the global Traffickinghub movement. The purpose was to demand that Pornhub, and its parent company MindGeek, are held to account for enabling sex trafficking and sexual exploitation on their websites.
This socially-distanced demonstration took place outside MindGeek’s London offices. Sister protests also took place in Montreal and Los Angeles that day.
Why Support Traffickinghub?
Pornhub, the largest porn site in the world, averages 115 million visits every day. With around 6 million new videos a year, many of these videos depict real cases of rape, sexual abuse and child trafficking. In fact, the Internet Watch Foundation confirmed 118 cases of child rape and trafficking on the site in the last 2 years alone. This is only the tip of the iceberg.
Pornhub’s response is completely inadequate. No age verification or consent is required from those in the videos, opening the door for scores of abusive videos to be uploaded, all for the profit of Pornhub and its parent company MindGeek.
The Traffickinghub campaign, founded by Laila Mickelwait and powered by the anti-trafficking organization Exodus Cry, is a non-religious, non-partisan effort to hold the largest porn website in the world accountable for enabling and profiting from the sex-trafficking, abuse and exploitation of women and children.
The campaign is supported by a broad spectrum of over 300 child protection, anti-trafficking and women’s rights organisations from across the globe, as well as experts and trafficking survivors of all backgrounds.
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