• Society’s Persistent Misconception: Women Sell Sex Because They Should and Men Buy Sex Because They Can

    Commercial sexual exploitation can be viewed, simply, as a two-part system: supply and demand. Under an economic theory, supply (prostituted persons) follows demand (purchasers of sex). In theory, one would surmise that if demand could be eliminated, commercial sexual exploitation would cease to exist. In order to refocus efforts on eliminating the demand, society must […]

  • Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing – Human Trafficking

    Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing In Conjunction With Exodus Cry and Shared Hope International The Demand Factor in the Global Sex Trade: Human Trafficking as a Human Rights Crisis This event is in the past.  Please watch the video above or read the transcript. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 2255 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, […]

  • Exchanging Food for Sex with Children Amounts to Sex Trafficking

    Society is quickly outraged by reports that peacekeepers or aid workers have sexually exploited children in areas of conflict or developing regions.  This year, reports surfaced that peacekeepers in the Central African Republic elicited sex acts with young boys in exchange for food. Unfortunately, this scenario is not new. A 1996 study from the UN […]

  • Demanding Justice in Congress

    While we often talk about human trafficking, there’s one important aspect that we often ignore: the man who solicits sex on the street or on the internet. These individuals are also criminals, and they live among us every day, preying on young women and girls. They are the demand that drives this business, because that […]

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