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Address: Seattle, Washington, United States
Countries served: United States
Geographic scope: Local
Sex work positive: No
Female led: Yes
Sex worker led: No
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About BEST: Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking
FROM THE BEST ALLIANCE WEBSITE –
EMPLOYEES ARE SOLICITING SEX FROM TRAFFICKING VICTIMS.
Two initial studies suggests that a peak time people are procuring sex online is 2:00pm.
63% of prostituted people said that they met clients on company properties.
In one 24-hour period in Seattle, 8806 men solicited sex on one of the 100+ websites available to them.
King County prosecutors are shifting from charging prostituted people, to charging the buyers.
SEX TRAFFICKERS & BUYERS USE BUSINESS PREMISES.
A 2012 study found that 63% of trafficking incidents involved hotels, ranging from economy to luxury hotels.
Hotels, shopping malls, apartments, parking lots, restaurants and massage facilities are all used in sex trafficking.
Teenage girls visiting shopping malls have been targeted and approached by pimps within 45 minutes of their arrival.
SEX TRAFFICKERS USE BUSINESS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.
Your business reputation is at risk every time a trafficker or buyer uses your core services.
Traffickers use websites, ports, airlines, busses, banks and many other businesses to facilitate the sale of women and children.
Public facts about BEST: Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking
This organization seeks to stop people (Employees of companies they partner with) from searching for paid sexual services while they are at work or using work resources.
People involved with BEST: Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking
Dr. Mar Brettmann – Executive Director
Catherine Manney – Programs Manager
Patrick Hurley – Operations Manager
Slalom – https://www.slalom.com/
Cairncross & Hempelmann – Attorneys At Law – http://www.cairncross.com/
King County Governement- http://www.kingcounty.gov/
360 Hotel Group
Seattle 4 Rotary Club
L&L Management Services
New England Growth Associates
Country Inn and Suites
Washington Technology Industry Association
Michael Maine (President), Menrva Labs
Maia Hicks (Secretary), Forterra
Eric Beard, Verizon
Richard Beaton, PhD, Marigold Associates
Leslie Briner, MSW, YouthCare
Sophia Lee Shin, K&L Gates
Lorinda Rowledge, PhD, EKOS International
Linda Wagener, PhD, Headington Institute
Valiant Richey (Honorary Adviser), King County Prosecutors Office
David Arkless, ManpowerGroup
Marjorie Chadsey, Retired
Doug Dreyer, The Hotel Group
Abraham Ghorbanian, Sunrise Dental
Allison Peake Parker, The Seattle Foundation
Sex work focus for BEST: Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking
Sex worker demographics focus for BEST: Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking
This organization does not provide any services for Sex Work or Sex Trafficking Victims or Survivors.
Services offered by BEST: Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking
This organization does not provide any services for Sex Work or Sex Trafficking Victims or Survivors
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