The Use of Raids to Fight Trafficking in Persons

Sex Workers Project
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This report summarises the findings of a human rights project conducted by the Sex Workers Project in 2007 and 2008 to explore the impacts and effectiveness of  anti-trafficking approaches in the United States. These approaches include anti-trafficking raids and vice raids targeting sex work conducted by local law enforcement agencies in different cities. It is among the first efforts since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to give voice to the perspectives of trafficked persons and sex workers who have experienced anti-trafficking raids. A total of 46 people were interviewed for the report.

Contents include:

  • Executive Summary
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations
  • The Use of Raids to Fight Trafficking in Persons
  • Methods
  • Findings
  • A rights-based approach
  • A better model
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations

You can download this 74-page PDF above. This resource is in English.