ENDING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE UNITED STATES

Finding new and innovative ways to combat the demand for purchased sex, raise awareness to this nationwide epidemic, and provide safe environments for victims.

IT’S TIME TO ELIMINATE DEMAND

There are an estimated 4.8 million victims of sex trafficking worldwide, with the United States leading all other nations in driving demand – i.e. the U.S. is the biggest consumer of sex worldwide.  The demand for purchasing women, men and children for sex is continuing to escalate due to our hypersexualized society, and the demand for sex with even younger children is increasing.  This is attracting more sex traffickers to the industry who see a financial opportunity to cash in on the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world.  At the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking, we are aggressively focused on ending this massive problem happening right here in America by fighting the demand.

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Over 15% of all men in America purchase sex.

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85% of those sold in sex slavery were abused as children.

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90% of victims are arrested for selling sex; less than 10% of buyers are arrested.

WHAT IS SEX TRAFFICKING?

Sex Trafficking is modern day slavery, happening everywhere in the United States. The victims can be U.S. citizens or of any nationality, age, socioeconomic status, or gender. Sex Trafficking is a highly profitable crime that exploits an adult through force, fraud, or coercion, or that engages a child in any form of commercial sexual exploitation.

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85% of those sold in sex slavery were abused as children.

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85% of those sold in sex slavery were abused as children.

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85% of those sold in sex slavery were abused as children.

What We Do

Our focus to end human trafficking in the United States is to educate American citizens and legislators, disrupt sex trade activities, consolidate efforts for maximum effect, and partner with other organizations in this fight.  We also work in conjunction with federal, state and local government officials who sit in a position to influence policy on ending trafficking in America.

Raise Awareness

Raising awareness is the first step.  While more and more people are becoming aware of the reality of the problem, there’s still much work to be done. 

Combat the Demand

To truly end sex trafficking, we must cut off the demand.  We are identifying  and replicating the most promising practices in America at fighting demand.

Protect Survivors

Through our safe home and victim’s services programs, we house survivors and help find safe refuge for their healing and restoration for a successful and productive future.

ADDRESSING A NATIONAL PROBLEM

With offices in Tampa, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Austin, we are focusing on the prevention of Human Trafficking through:
  • Combating Demand
  • Disrupting
    pre-existing trafficking activity
  • Raising Awareness
  • Educating Our Youth
  • Advocating for victims
  • Collaborating with Experts & federaL organizations

Trafficking Free Zones

A community-wide strategy to end human sex trafficking through community members and leaders, law enforcement, businesses, schools, healthcare organizations, churches and the media.

Boys Safe Home

USIAHT’s Florida Safe Home is one of the first safe homes for boys in the United States dedicated to the care of male victims of sex trafficking under the age of 18.

Targeting Gang Communities

USIAHT is proud to partner with Inner City Visions from Los Angeles, CA, a national leader in fighting gang violence and human trafficking within the gang community.

30 Day Abolitionist Campaign

Join the fight with our 30 Day Abolitionist Campaign to help bring awareness to the issue of human sex trafficking and how we can work together to end it.