Breaking the cycle of the process of human trafficking is key to preventing victimization. Many studies suggest that providing educational prevention interventions can help reduce and deter attempts to abduct or lure adolescent girls into a trafficked situation. Human trafficking is the fastest growing illegal industry in the world. We as parents, educators, law makers, ministers and community leaders need to take a stand with a plan of action. Why? Pimps have a plan a cycle that they have utilized...
Fact: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST), which is the commercial sexual exploitation of children through buying, selling, or trading their sexual services, is happening in the United States. Forms of DMST include prostitution, pornography, stripping and other sexual acts.
1. Myth: Child Sex Trafficking is not happening in the United States.
Millions of women and girls around the world are exploited in the commercial sex industry (i.e. the buying and selling of sex), which is often the end destination of sex trafficking. While human rights activists, government officials and the United Nations all agree that the trafficking of women and girls for prostitution is a serious – and growing – problem, there is disagreement as to the best way to prevent trafficking and exploitation.