Part 2: Why Debt is Not the Only Vulnerability for Sugar Babies

Vulnerability to any crime is subject to a variety of socioeconomic, cultural, and independent factors that place some individuals at higher risk of entering dangerous situations than others. Although financial insecurity is a huge vulnerability for many college students and recent grads, it is not necessarily the only factor in a persons decision to be [...]

Part 1: How Student Debt Can Lead to Survival Sex

Survival sex is a term commonly understood within the context of the runaway, homeless, youth (RHY) community whereby youth turn to prostitution as a means of survival – exchanging sexual services for basic necessities such as food and shelter. Today, educational debt is putting some young adults in the same dire situation.

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Ashton Kutcher and The Village Voice

 

The Village Voice recently published an article on what it described as the exaggerated numbers used by the anti-trafficking movement to garner attention and federal funds. The article focused on Ashton Kutcher and his “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls” campaign as one example.

Within hours, a tennis-like sparring match [...]

We’ve got a fresh look, new features, and more resources than ever before!

With the launch of our improved website, Polaris Project now offers hundreds of new resources to strengthen the anti-trafficking movement and inspire action to combat the issue.

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