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Sex trafficking is a type of human trafficking and is a form of modern day slavery. It is a serious
public health problem that negatively affects the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
Human trafficking occurs when a trafficker exploits an individual with force, fraud, or coercion to
make them perform commercial sex or work. Sex trafficking is defined by the Trafficking Victims
Protection Act of 2000 as “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining,
patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act.” It involves the use
of force, fraud, or coercion to make an adult engage in commercial sex acts. However, any commercial
sexual activity with a minor, even without force, fraud, or coercion, is considered trafficking.
Understanding the shared risk and protective factors for violence can help us prevent trafficking
from happening in the first place.
Sex trafficking is preventable. Efforts have focused on increasing community awareness of human
trafficking and addressing exploitation after it occurs. More research is needed to evaluate programs
and policies that help reduce factors that put people at risk in order to help prevent trafficking
before it occurs. Strategies based on the best available evidence exist to prevent related forms of
violence, and they may also reduce sex trafficking.
We cannot end this one person, one survivor at a time. But with your help, we can target the systems
that make human trafficking possible. Please donate today
Friends of Hope International, Inc.
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