In this article with End Slavery Now, the case is made that prevention is the forgotten “P” in the anti-human trafficking agenda. To shift that narrative, End Slavery Now published the first article (Arming Women in the Quest to Prevent Trafficking). of a two-part case study last year to follow a pilot program on human trafficking prevention. This is article two of that series with a year of reflection and an abundance of lessons learned to share.
Dr. Celia Williamson's book is an inspiring blueprint for any modern-day abolitionist. It is the true story of an African American girl born in a poor neighborhood in Toledo, OH who grew up to become an internationally renowned academic and anti-trafficking activist.
Her storytelling perfectly captured how blurry and confusing the lines can get for people when it comes to sex trafficking.
While talking about the inner workings of a trafficking case, she brought up that it is incredibly difficult to get a trafficking conviction; so, most prosecutors will avoid it. This challenge has major implications for the victims.
Children being sold for sex or “prostituted” need to be recognized and identified as victims of child abuse.