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    Fighting Commercial Sexual Exploitation vs. Advocacy of Sex Workers' Rights

    Fighting Commercial Sexual Exploitation vs. Advocacy of Sex Workers' Rights
    At MY SISTER, we are often asked why we don’t advocate for sex workers rights. To state it simply, we speak out against commercial sexual exploitation, institutionalized sexual oppression, gender inequality, and racism. Our focus is on the majority of people in the industry; girls and women who are being exploited through force, fraud, and coercion, and offering those survivors opportunities through holistic aftercare, and healthy and sustainable employment opportunities.

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    The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking

    The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking

    This Domestic Violence Awareness Month we wanted to take a moment to talk about the intersection of domestic violence and trafficking, which most people might not think too much about. This statistic provided above is likely a higher percentage among women who are trafficked, but due to shame, and fear of the law, a majority of cases will go unreported. This is supported by research provided by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: “only approximately one-quarter of all physical assaults, one-fifth of all rapes, and one-half of all stalking that is perpetuated against females by intimate partners are reported to the police.”

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    The Myth of Choice

    The Myth of Choice
    Threats are being made against you and your family, you have been beaten in the past for trying to leave, your ID has been taken away, you have nowhere safe to live, and all your money is controlled by your trafficker. Still think the only barrier to escaping the life is the lock on the door?

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    How Trafficking Happens: The Three Stages

    How Trafficking Happens: The Three Stages

    “Why doesn’t she just leave?” When we hear criticism of survivors, this is the question we most often hear. But the power and control a trafficker has is calculated, and often violent. Each survivor’s experience is unique but there is a general pattern to the way a person is trafficked. 

    Learn more about the three stages of trafficking.

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