600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year.
80% are women.
Sex trafficking is typically defined as recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act when the act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion. It is the most common form of human trafficking.
Back to Humanity supports the Nordic Model, which addresses sex trafficking and human exploitation by focusing efforts on the cause: demand.
This approach penalizes the pimps and “Johns” while decriminalizing individuals in prostitution. Moreover, individuals exiting prostitution are offered a wide-range of support services and resources to which they would not otherwise have access. This model recognizes that a majority of the women involved in prostitution are not only in the trade unwillingly, but are also casualties of unfortunate circumstances such as trafficking, poverty, or abandonment.
The Nordic Model is revolutionary in that it curbs the demand for commercial sex while promoting gender equality. It is essentially providing these women and children with something that most of them have never before received - a choice.