Posts tagged laws
National & International Anti-Trafficking Laws in Place

As of 2018, human trafficking is illegal in all 50 United States (starting with Washington in 2003), and is recognized as a global crime. A number of national and international laws are in place that have been instrumental in criminalizing the act of trafficking by penalizing traffickers, and even recently, those who purchase victims.

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Dressember FAQ: "Isn't it the government's responsibility to do something about this?"

Here at Dressember we spend much of our time and resources advocating for trafficking victims at home and abroad. A question we often receive is, “Isn't it the responsibility of the government to address social issues like human trafficking?” It’s a sensible question—after all, if governments are not protecting their citizens, who will? Indeed, as of 2018, human trafficking is illegal in all 50 United States, (beginning with Washington in 2003), and is recognized as a global crime. There are a variety of state, federal and global laws and acts in place to prosecute traffickers and protect victims.

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