It goes hand in hand: laws and policies can change social norms, while shifting cultural narratives can rewrite laws and policies. To end human trafficking and sexual exploitation, we need to do both. And neither can happen without the survivor-led movement.
Survivor leaders must be at the policy-making table, their voices and recommendations highlighted in the media. Here at CATW, we support survivor leadership, amplify survivors’ efforts, and join them in advocacy that will change laws and public opinion to end sex trafficking, sexual exploitation and sexual violence.
This collection of resources, op-eds and interviews produced by or with survivors sheds light on the realities of the sex trade and spotlights the legislative and policy solutions they know will generate real social change.