Tag: sex trafficking

Sex Workers: Stepping Out of the Shadows: Pomona’s open secret: Prostitution unveiled

Pomona is known for a lot, such as its eclectic art galleries, moshing punk shows and multicultural cuisines. It is also known for the fishnets and stilettos that catch the eyes of most when driving down Holt Avenue also known as “The Blade.”

Sex Workers: Stepping Out of the Shadows: From survival to service: The journey of a former sex worker turned advocate

“My own Mama pimped me out,” said Stephanie Sepeda, founder and CEO of Project Resilience and former sex worker.

Sex Workers: Stepping Out of the Shadows: Online sex work and stripping prove safer than prostitution

Online sex work is not only a safer option for the worker but for the consumers as well who can request specialized services from the comfort of their own home, diminishing the threat of violence, sex trafficking, drugs and STDs.

Sex trafficking needs to end

Sex trafficking is a horrifying issue dominating the globe, and what many fail to realize is that this issue is not only effecting other countries, it is effecting the United States. From 2007 to 2017, the National Human Trafficking Hotline, operated by Polaris, has received reports of 34,700 sex trafficking cases inside the United States.

Protest targets human trafficking

Members of the Purpose Church in Pomona gathered to take a stand and bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking Tuesday.

Human trafficking prevalent locally

Human trafficking is an international issue with a $32 billion industry worldwide. Sex trafficking in part, is often presented as a problem in countries outside the United States.

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