US federal policy has over-emphasized prosecuting, and not preventing, human trafficking. It’s time for a public health approach to trafficking.
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.
December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. To end violence against sex workers, we must decriminalize sex work.
Women of color are more likely to experience gender-based violence and fear of contacting the police for help.
Looking beyond just incidents of sexual assault makes campus climate surveys more effective.
The Violence Against Women Act has come to prioritize criminal legal initiatives over support, counseling and advocacy. It’s time to think bigger.
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