Germany’s Legal Prostitution Increases Sex Trafficking

By: Misha Brooks     Recently, much controversy has arisen about the legalization, or decriminalization, of prostitution throughout the world, with politicians and women’s rights organizations citing an increase of sex trafficking as a direct result of looser prostitution laws. Under the belief that decriminalization of prostitution empowers pimps and traffickers to continue in their abusive ways,…

The Exploitation of Sex Workers in America

By: Anneke Lau Sex trafficking is the trade of humans for forced sexual labor. One of the biggest issues around sex trafficking is the constant exploitation of an already vulnerable population. Although the opinions around sex work are extremely polarized, on all sides of the debate exploitation remains the critical problem. The exploitation of people…

The Mistreatment of Children in Thailand’s Tourism Industry

By: Gabi Pardee The key difference between sex trafficking and sex tourism is that while sex trafficking is when people are brought from one underdeveloped country to another more developed country to sell sexual favors, sex tourism is the opposite. When wealthy people from developed countries like the United States travel to less developed countries…

Prevention Through Regulation: New Zealand’s Success

By: Jacob Hanawalt Another view on the prevention of sex trafficking directly contradicts the idea that stamping out prostitution is the only way to prevent trafficking. Instead, many hold the belief that decriminalization is much more effective. One of the defining beliefs of this view is that trying to put an end to prostitution isn’t…

Human Trafficking and the Sex Industry

The issues of prostitution and sex trafficking manifest in a variety of different ways, depending upon a number of factors in a particular area. This blog explores the issues of the sex industry and the unique challenges faced by different countries trying to regulate, legislate, and eradicate the various elements within the world of human…