U.S.A. FOSTA/SESTA legislation


This NSWP Briefing Note provides information about the United States’ recent legislation - The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) -that criminalise online platforms used by sex workers for advertising and information sharing, including for safety purposes. The resource provides details on FOSTA/SESTA and the 'End Banking for Human Traffickers Act', which aims to ‘prevent financial transactions involving the proceeds of severe forms of trafficking'. 

Contents include:

  • Key Facts
  • End Banking for Human Traffickers Act
  • Analysis
  • Sex Worker Responses to the Acts

You can download this three page resource above. This resource is available in Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.