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Sex Trafficking Support
by Katie
Tuesday Dec 3rd, 2019 7:20 PM
Sex trafficking laws and support for victims
The laws in our country need to change in order to help women and girls who are victims of sex trafficking. In addition, there needs to be more resources and access to resources for these victims. Our nation’s current system and laws criminalize the victims of sex trafficking while ignoring the root causes of the issue. Sex workers are arrested much more often than the sex traffickers that control them. Targeting the workers does not help the main problem which is the traffickers that abuse them and the buyers that are paying for them. Decreasing the demand (buyers) is more useful than trying to decrease the supply.

Women who work in the sex industry very commonly experience violence and abuse regularly. They tend to lack a healthy support system to help them out of the industry. Often times, after they are arrested they will return to the industry because they have no other option. This is why it is imperative for resources to be made available to them so they have the opportunity to leave the sex industry behind, while still making a living in a safe environment.

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