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The Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls
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Sex Trafficking FAQ
This FAQ, produced by Soroptimist International of the Americas, offers answers to fundamental questions about sex trafficking, such as what exactly it is, who is behind it, and how it works.

Prostitution FAQ
This FAQ, produced by Soroptimist International of the Americas, offers answers to questions about prostitution, such as what exactly it is, what causes it, who buys sex, and who profits.

White Paper: The New Face of Slavery
This document provides an in-depth look at sex trafficking from both the supply and demand sides, and offers suggestions for successfully combating this form of slavery.

White Paper: Prostitution is Not a Choice
Read about how the world’s oldest “oppression” continues to be one of the most overlooked human rights abuses of women.

Victim Services Resources
The following organizations are just a sample of the organizations working worldwide to assist victims. The sites here highlight information about best practices.

Preventing Slavery Resources
Education and awareness are crucial components to stopping human trafficking before it happens. The following are best practices in educating the public about sexual exploitation.

Advocacy Resources
The following resources will provide text and information on designing model laws for your community.

Engaging law enforcement is a crucial part of advocating for the protection of trafficking victims. The following four resources provide information for educating and training law enforcement:

For additional information and resources, please visit the following organizations.

Soroptimist welcomes additional resources and links. Please contact to give your suggestions.

Note: Soroptimist is providing this information as a courtesy. It does not imply endorsement of the organizations or resources listed.


If you suspect an incident of sex trafficking in the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s 24-hour toll-free hotline number at 888-3737-888. Callers can receive a number of services including crisis intervention, urgent and non-urgent referrals, tip reporting and comprehensive anti-trafficking resources.


How to Help
Visit Soroptimist's online volunteer network,, and find out how you can take action on this important issue.





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