Tell Craigslist to Make REAL Change in the Adult Services Section of Craigslist!
  • Petitioned Craig Newmark

This petition was delivered to:

Founder, Craigslist.org
Craig Newmark

Tell Craigslist to Make REAL Change in the Adult Services Section of Craigslist!

    1. Amanda Kloer
    2. Petition by

      Amanda Kloer

      Washington, United States

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September 2010

Victory

It took over two years of hard campaigning by some of the leading anti-trafficking organizations in the U.S., along with support from over 10,000 Change.org members, but Craigslist finally shut down their adult services section in the U.S. After mounting complaints of sex trafficking on the site, the company instituted anti-trafficking policies which ultimately failed to end the use of the site to traffick kids. At a Congressional hearing on child sex trafficking, they announced the section was closed and would not re-open.

Last year, Craigslist.org announced they would remove their erotic services section.  The announcement came after pressure from the anti-trafficking community and complaints that Craigslist was being used widely to promote prostitution, sometimes involving children and human trafficking victims.

However, that section has been replaced with an adult services section which contains many of the same ads, though now thinly disguised as legal erotic services.  The change has been in the title alone, not in the content.

Sign up today and tell Craigslist to make a real change in the adult services section and refuse to promote the exploitation of women and children.

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