To Address Sex Trafficking, We Must Reduce Demand

To Address Sex Trafficking, We Must Reduce Demand

Sex trafficking operates on a market system. Where there is demand for commercial sex, traffickers capitalize on the opportunity to make an astronomical profit and supply that demand with human bodies for consumption. To a trafficker, commodification of a person is...
What You Need to Know About Sex Trafficking

What You Need to Know About Sex Trafficking

Why does sex trafficking exist? Sex trafficking is a business like any other, in that the two components are supply and demand. Where demand exists for a product or service, someone will profit by supplying that product or service. There is demand for sex with “no...
Governments Won’t Do Right Thing for Vulnerable

Governments Won’t Do Right Thing for Vulnerable

This week we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the momentous document created in the aftermath of World War II. The United Nations included this statement as Article 4 of the declaration: “No one shall...
How QAnon Has Hijacked Anti-Trafficking Movement

How QAnon Has Hijacked Anti-Trafficking Movement

When I joined the anti-human trafficking movement, I was impressed by how apolitical it was. The first federal legislation regarding human trafficking – the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 – was sponsored by 38 Republicans and Democrats and passed almost...