March 23, 2021

Trafficking, Atlanta Shootings and Child Exploitation:
What you need to know

You're Invited! Join Voices Against Trafficking International Zoom Webinar This Wednesday

Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing multibillion dollar criminal industry. This vast transnational enterprise is the greatest exploitation of men, women and children this world has ever seen. 
Enough Is Enough® (EIE), a founding member of Voices Against Trafficking (VAT), invites you to an
International Zoom Webinar on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 
2 pm - 3:30 pm EDT (UTC-4). 
EIE is uniquely focused on the prevention of sexual exploitation of children and women in digital world, which includes prevention of online sex trafficking and predation. 
Kathy Hatem, Director of Communications for EIE, will share campaigns and initiatives EIE has launched to tackle demand head-on, and discuss the link between pornography, sex trafficking and sexual exploitation and the role of the Internet.
To join the webinar, please go to or to and click on the Direct Link for the live stream of the event!  The event will also be recorded in case you miss it.
Fueling Factors behind Atlanta Spa Shooting that Left 8 Dead
Last week, we were all shaken by news of a string of deadly shootings at three Atlanta-area Asian spas which killed 8 people. Seven of the slain were women and six were of Asian descent. Our hearts go out to the loved ones of those senselessly slaughtered, and to the Atlanta community. 
While the motive still remains under investigation, and while it is still to be confirmed whether the "spas" were operating as illicit massage businesses, the accused shooter told police he had a sex addiction, and that he shot up massage parlors in an effort to eliminate his own temptation to visit them.
In the US, it is estimated that there are at least 9,000 illicit massage parlors - fronts for selling young women and girls for commercial sex. EIE is focused on getting to the root of the pandemic by tackling the forces that drive the demand in order to put an end to violence again women and children. 
Peer-reviewed research shows that sex trafficking, sexual exploitation and violence against children and women is often fueled by graphic, "obscene" pornography, which creates a belief that women and children are sex objects to be used, exploited, demeaned and discarded. In order for the Cycle of Abuse to be broken, we must aggressively enforce the federal laws that prohibit this content and other illegal content online.
(Click here to learn more about EIE's Petition to Prosecute and Shut Down Pornhub/MindGeek)
Study Shows Rising Tide of Child Abuse Content on Social Media
?Comparitech researchers took a dive into the transparency reports of seven of the biggest social networks to find out how prevalent child abuse content (child pornography) is on their platforms. Transparency reports typically include content removals including child nudity, abuse, and sexual exploitation.
Key findings:
  • TikTok saw removals nearly double between 2019 and 2020
  • YouTube has seen a 169% surge in removals between 2018 and 2020
  • Facebook saw a modest 3% decrease between 2019 and 2020
View Full report
Friends, there is no greater need than now when it comes to keeping our children safe on the internet. Every single day, new technology arises that puts children at greater risk of exploitation, and potentially, in the reach of an internet predator. 
Please consider your most generous gift to help EIE advance its mission to make the internet safer for children and families. We NEED you! Thank you for joining us in this fight!
?The Team at Enough Is Enough®, 
Your Internet Safety Experts