In the Philippines in particular, the vast majority of the survivors we work with were trafficked while in the process of looking for employment. They were desperate, took chances that were risky, and it didn't work out for them, but it was that economic vulnerability that drove them to make those risky decisions.
Some people may believe that the porn they watch online is two consenting adults performing consensual sexual activities–but that’s less true than most people believe.
Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's arrest on human trafficking charges has brought this issue back into the spotlight. It is important to make sure that when discussing this case the media and private citizens use words respectful of what his alleged victims went through.
Read about the importance of aftercare services and the promotion of children's rights in the reintegration process.