Research, information and documentation on sexual exploitation and trafficking in human beings

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ON SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

Customers of prostitution, sex buyers

Sex trafficking is a criminal industry that functions as a market that depends on supply and demand. Consumers (people who buy commercial sex) increase the demand, which in return provides profit for traffickers and pimps who maximize their revenues by exploiting more people to be trafficked. To reduce demand for sex trafficking and the number of exploited people, buyers need to stop getting involved in purchasing commercial sex and understand that they are a critical part of the issue.  To achieve this goal, we need to have honest and open conversations with men who buy sex and for them to better understand the realities of sex trafficking. 

Truckers Against Trafficking launched a campaign that focusing on demand through conversations between men about buying commercial sex. 

TAT provide discussion questions that are very helpful following this video. You can find it here

No Demand = No Victim = No Sex Trafficking