Human trafficking: Federal Way action team meets Nov. 22

From staff reports:

The Federal Way Community Action Team is dedicated to raising awareness of human trafficking and prostitution in the area. The team will hold its next meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Ron Sandwith EX3 Teen Center, 31453 28th Ave. S.

Guest speaker will be Peter F. Qualliotine, who is the Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) training coordinator for YouthCare’s Bridge Program in Seattle. In 1994, he founded the Sexual Exploitation Education Project (SEEP), an innovative non-profit organization with the mission of promoting men’s accountability in stopping violence against women and children.

In 1995, SEEP started one of the first intervention programs in the nation for buyers of commercial sex. Qualliotine designed the curriculum and served as lead facilitator for this ground breaking “johns school,” a 17-hour experiential education workshop that addressed the demand side of the prostitution problem through the lens of men’s accountability. In 2011, he co-authored the report “Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Don’t Buy Sex” for the San Francisco based non-profit organization, Prostitution Research & Education.

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