Our objectives for 2012
To raise awareness of human trafficking and modern day slavery in the sex industry amongst men who buy sex. Sex trafficking is not the only form of human trafficking but was the form experienced by Sophie. Although exploiting women who have been trafficked is an unforgivable act Sophie found that some men were misguided and did not know about trafficking. "There was a huge contrast in the types of men I came across; no stereotype seemed to fit. Although some men were very unpleasant, others could have been your brother or even your father. I could have been their daughter! None seemed to think about the fact that I may have been there involuntary or what I might be going through. I have always wondered why more men aren't educated on the realities of human trafficking and the hell of working in the sex industry." (Sophie). Changing the perception of men who buy sex is an enormous task but we believe a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.
By the end of 2012 in order to educate and change perceptions, we aim to have designed and produced a trafficking awareness pack aimed at men in the UK who buy sex, to be distributed by police and front line trafficking and sex industry NGOs