Sex Trafficking in the U.S.: A Closer Look at U.S. Citizen Victims provides crucial insight into the realities of sex trafficking in the U.S. based largely on experiences reported by U.S. citizen survivors.
A new report by the Urban Institute finds that legal loopholes and lax enforcement enable labor traffickers to commit crimes against workers in major US industries: agriculture, domestic work, hotels, restaurants, and construction.
Executive Director, Dr. Mar Brettmann, pictured with former President Jimmy Carter, was honored to facilitate a working group discussion over two days in May and present outcomes to President Carter at the World Summit: End Sexual Exploitation 2025. The World Summit convened a working group of business leaders to create recommendations for partnering with businesses to reducing sexual exploitation.
The business working group recommended creating a coalition of businesses, organizations, and associations that are committed to reducing exploitation both internally and externally—internally through policies, training, and core business initiatives and externally through influencing business partners and members and through public leadership and awareness campaigns, such as a campaign to educate youth about the harms of sexual exploitation.
Thoughts from BEST on the current issues in trafficking