This in-depth piece from Time is just one illustration of how the factors that increase demand for sex work and the factors that lead to sex trafficking are connected. The experiences of Lazenko and the other survivors mentioned in the story reinforce the fact that a victim can be anyone from any background and they highlight some of the common vulnerabilities we know are a part of many sex trafficking survivors’ lived experiences. The anti-trafficking landscape in North Dakota is not discussed in detail in this piece but you can check out the work of the human trafficking task force in North Dakota here: https://www.ndhttf.org/
Every day in January, we posted content created by members of our task force to highlight the realities of human trafficking locally and nationally. Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on human trafficking, how to separate fact from fiction about how trafficking happens and become knowledgeable about recent cases, relevant research, policies and resources for survivors and advocates.