How Las Vegas Became A Breeding Ground for Sex-Trafficking Homeless Youth

The first time Sophia Moore* was trafficked for sex it was because she was mistaken as a sex worker by a stranger. Wearing short shorts in an attempt to survive the summer heat,  she sat with her half-brother under the neon lights of Tropicana Boulevard. The Hawaiian transplant had been homeless only a few weeks. A man in a pick-up truck stopped and offered her brother fifty dollars, assuming him to be her pimp…

Bad for Business and Costing Lives - By Madeline Moitozo

Laws in France were changed two years ago to decriminalize prostitution with the goal to stamp it out by decreasing demand. This has created a scenario where more than 30,000 sex workers have effectively lost their income and the state has provided no assistance from them to transition to other work.