The Demand for Victims of Sex Trafficking


Hughes, Donna M. 2005. The Demand for Victims of Sex Trafficking. Washington, DC: Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, US Department of State.

Author: Donna M. Hughes



“The goal of this report is to analyze the exploiters’ demand for victims and how states facilitate or suppress the flow of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation. It describes how and why exploiters create a demand for victims by examining sex trafficking as a money-making activity. It examines state policies on immigration and the sex trade that impact the relative ease or difficulty with which traffickers operate in the country. Policies set by some countries are more effective in combating the demand for victims and consequently deter the trafficking of victims.” (5)

Topics: Economies, Gender, Women, Girls, Sexual Violence, Male Perpetrators, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Sexual Slavery, Trafficking, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking Regions: Americas, North America Countries: United States of America

Year: 2005

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