Significant Steps or Empty Rhetoric? Current Efforts by the United States to Combat Sexual Trafficking near Military Bases


Parsons, Brian. 2005. "Significant Steps or Empty Rhetoric? Current Efforts by the United States to Combat Sexual Trafficking near Military Bases." Northwestern University Journal of International Human Rights 4 (3): 567-89.

Author: Brian Parsons

Keywords: prostitution, education, sex trafficking, US military bases, activism


This paper examines the sexual trafficking that commonly occurs near U.S. military bases and the legal steps being taken by the U.S. to deal with this issue. Parsons discusses the history of the U.S. military’s involvement with prostitution near its bases, as well as international efforts to combat trafficking, and the strengths and weaknesses of the measures being taken to combat sexual trafficking near military bases. The recommendation is made for better education about the effects of sex trafficking for military personnel, as well as more aggressive policies that will stop civilian contractors from both engaging in trafficking activities and soliciting prostitutes. 

Topics: Governance, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Militaries, Trafficking, Sex Trafficking Regions: Americas, North America Countries: United States of America

Year: 2005

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