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  • Writer's pictureDiane Hanson

Why is Anti-Sex Trafficking Awareness so Important?

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

Human trafficking

has been a big topic in the news for a while now. Dose of Unity has been focused on the subset of human trafficking - - sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation because it is a different conversation.


In the training and hundreds of hours spent talking to many people across the country who work in this space, including FBI, victims, forensic specialists, organizations who work directly with victims and everything in between, it is clear this issue is complex.


It's not just the snatching and grabbing. It's not just being roofied and waking up locked in a hotel room, being forced to perform sex acts with multiple people every day... it's not just literally being chained and beaten after trying to get away and being dragged back.... It is ALL of it. AND and BUT - it is often most about someone being vulnerable and trusting the wrong person.


What is interesting to me is how people get worked up about what this is and what it isn't. Every single story is different, and it goes unreported. When we consider that only between 20-30% of rape victims report their rape, for example, it's easy to see how reporting is so low with trafficking victims.


For now, as a starting point, please take time to learn about this topic. Watch our Dose of Unity Episodes on Trafficking Part 1 and 2 if you have not yet.


This is such an important issue and the victims matter. Prevention matters. Helping survivors matter. Removing barriers matter. Thank you.







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