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Understanding Sex Trafficking

CDC recently compiled a list of online sex trafficking prevention resources—making them available in one place. The resources help inform and guide the actions of violence prevention practitioners and professionals in their efforts to stop sex trafficking.

Sex trafficking—a type of human trafficking—is defined as “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act” by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.

It exploits women, men, and children across around the world, including here at home.

Information provided by CDC highlights:

  • The nature of the problem
  • Risk and impact of sex trafficking
  • What communities need to know
  • Prevention information

Visit CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention website and find out how you can help stop sex trafficking today.