Trump attends meeting on human trafficking

US federal policy has over-emphasized prosecuting, and not preventing, human trafficking. It’s time for a public health approach to trafficking.

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The federal response to sex trafficking has overemphasized prosecution. To fix what is wrong, we need to divest from the carceral system and invest in human rights.

Sex worker rights protest violence

December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. To end violence against sex workers, we must decriminalize sex work.

Two Minneapolis police cars parked in front of a tan house and tree.

Women of color are more likely to experience gender-based violence and fear of contacting the police for help.

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Looking beyond just incidents of sexual assault makes campus climate surveys more effective.

A woman's hand holding a small notepad bearing the words "Stop Violence" in black marker

The Violence Against Women Act has come to prioritize criminal legal initiatives over support, counseling and advocacy. It’s time to think bigger.