Battling Global Sex Trafficking

The Front Lines Are Closer Than You Think

Stephanie Baucus
The 40 million people living in slavery today are counting on us to lead the abolitionist movements in our states and countries to help set them free.

The 40 million people living in slavery today are counting on us to lead the abolitionist movements in our states and countries to help set them free.

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Many people think sex trafficking only exists in exotic locations. While it is booming globally, you can find damage from the global sex trade in every community in America. It’s in our homes, hotel rooms, and illicit massage businesses (IMBs) masquerading as spas. Victims are females and males of all races, sexual orientations, and ages. It’s hidden in plain sight—with its neon spa signs on main streets, its online ads, and its predators in our children’s virtual chat rooms and apps on their phones. It’s exploiting and victimizing our youth and preying on those missing from our tribal communities.

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