Helping Survivors

Let´s face it: Human trafficking is a booming business. There are about five million victims of sex trafficking and more than 16 million people work under forced, slave-like, conditions. The majority of these victims are women and girls. In many countries, the...

Sex trafficking and democracy

Advertising democracy can be the answer to deal with the immense problem of sex trafficking, modern slavery, and human trade. Why is that so? There is a clear connection between human trafficking and authoritarian states. The problem in numbers: There are over 40...

News: Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein is rich and, excuse the pun, as many rich people he got bored and had too much time at hand. Some years back he was prosecuted for having had sex with young girls, many of them not older than 14. He got away, because he has money and because he is...

United States number One consumer of sex

The State Department recently released a report about human trafficking. In the report, the top three countries in which women and men fall victim to sex trafficking are the USA, Mexico, and the Philippines. Why, in such a country like the United States, is sex...

Backpage Shutdown

Child trafficking word cloud concept Backpage was founded in 2004 as an alternative advertising webpage. Soon it became the most important and biggest page for selling and buying sex. Beginning with 2011 the FBI was having an eye on the website, until it seized the...

Is Legalizing Prostitution the Answer?

In some counties in Nevada prostitution is legal. Not in the big cities though. In more rural places prostitution was made legal to make money because there is not much another business opportunity. One famous place is the Bunny Ranch in Nevada, run until last year by...

Underage girls are trafficked, too

Not for sale What do you think, how many people are affected by human trafficking? According to the International Labour Organization, nearly 21 million people are victims of human trafficking and more than 50% of them are women and girls. Girls, that means underage....

Tribe Against Trafficking

Last week, student organizers at the College of William and Mary organized Tribe Against Trafficking, a week-long series of events devoted to ending sex trafficking. With panel discussions, the event is raising awareness and helping students not only to see that, it...