Sex Trafficking and Prostitution

End Human Trafficking

Sex trafficking is essentially the buying or selling of a person for the purpose of sexual exploitation or the trade in rape, as IJM calls it.  “Demand fuels the purchase of human beings for sex” (1) and if there is a demand, people will make sure to provide a supply.  The reason why the demand is so high is because of our culture that “tolerates or promotes sexual exploitation; men who buy commercial sex; exploiters who make up the sex industry; and states that are complicit in providing safe haven for pimps and traffickers either as source or destination countries (1).  

Many people consider sex trafficking and prostitution completely different.  The world sees sex trafficking as something that the victims are forced into while prostitution is seen as an occupation that people willingly do but this is not true.  Studies…

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