There has been incredible progress in the work to eradicate sex trafficking globally since the 1990s. Governments have been putting policies in place since the 2000s that have had a tangible impact and seem to be leading to sustainable solutions. A lot of work has been done, and yet human trafficking persists.
We believe that the inability to completely eradicate human trafficking is not due to the actors, but due to the efficacy of the ecosystem. Human trafficking is an increasingly lucrative business activity, pulling more and more people into its complex illicit networks. In order to eradicate human trafficking, we need to create a more effective ecosystem than that of the traffickers. Our ecosystem needs to value prevention of human trafficking, protection of survivors and prosecution of perpetrators.