Founder/CEO, Laila Mickelwait’s work and the impact of her and JDF's advocacy have been covered in thousands of media pieces globally. Here are just a few:
About Justice Defense Fund
The (JDF) is a non-partisan, non-religious 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering survivors of online sex trafficking, child sexual abuse material (“child pornography”), and criminal image-based sexual abuse to pursue justice through strategic litigation and advocacy support. We also advocate for the adoption of policies to prevent the online distribution of sexual crime.
Each leader at JDF has 15+ years of experience in the anti-trafficking field from backgrounds in public policy, criminal justice, mental health services, nonprofits, advocacy, and mass media. Their wealth of knowledge, experience, and extensive relationships in the field ensure excellence in the programs and services that JDF provides.
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JDF understands that collaboration is critical. Building and maintaining strategic partnerships is a core value of JDF. We have built a strong alliance of policy experts, lawmakers, attorneys, advocates, academics, and survivors in order to achieve success.
JDF partners with leading attorneys both domestically and internationally who have a passion for eradicating sex trafficking, child sexual abuse material, and image-based sexual abuse, and the skills necessary to successfully litigate cases on behalf of survivors.
Laila Mickelwait is the Founder and CEO of the and the Founder of the movement supported by millions around the world. She has been researching and combating the injustice of sex trafficking for over 15 years and is a leading expert in the field.
The Traffickinghub movement that Laila continues to lead, is a decentralized global effort to hold Pornhub accountable for enabling and profiting from child abuse, sex trafficking, rape, and the criminal exploitation of countless victims. Traffickinghub has earned hundreds of millions of views on social media, and the petition to shut down Pornhub has been signed by over 2.3 million people from every country in the world. 600 organizations have participated in the effort and the impact of the movement has been covered in thousands of media pieces globally.
Laila received her Master of Public Diplomacy degree from the Annenberg School of Communications and the Dornsife School of International Relations at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State. Her work has been featured in hundreds of news articles around the globe, in outlets such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Post, BBC News, CNN, Bloomberg, Reuters, AP, CNBC, Fox News, The Washington Post, The Washington Examiner, USA Today, Newsweek, The Guardian, and many others.
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