Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an opportunity to learn more and spread awareness about the many forms of sexual violence and how they impact survivors of human trafficking.

We invite you to take this opportunity to learn more and educate others about the ways in which sexual violence and human trafficking intersect.

Traffickers often use the same power and control tactics as perpetrators of sexual violence to groom and control their victims, such as intimidation, coercion, threats, isolation, economic abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and psychological abuse, among many others.

Sexual abuse as a child can increase a child’s vulnerability to human trafficking.  The majority of victims of human trafficking have a history of childhood sexual abuse.  And, for those survivors of human trafficking who have experienced sexual violence, healing from that experience may be an important part of their healing journey.

You can take action to help stop sexual violence in its many forms.  Here are four steps you can take today to make a difference.

  1. Read our fact sheet about the intersections between sexual violence and human trafficking and share with others. Read the fact sheet.
  2. Schedule an educational session for your workplace, school, organization, or church with an educator from the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking. Schedule now.
  3. Follow the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram, and share our messages with folks in your network.
  4. Donate to the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking today, to help end the cycle of violence. Make your gift today.

Thank you for working to end human trafficking.

Last modified: April 11, 2022