Reading and writing helps stop sex-trafficking. Over half of sex trafficked children are illiterate. Sadly, the illiterate are easy prey. Reading and writing is key to reducing vulnerability, which will ultimately curb sex trafficking.
UN Office on Drugs and Crime (2010) UN Development Fund for Women (2005)
Microsoft, in partnership with INHOPE, has created PhotoDNA. This image-matching program is able to report any images containing the sexual exploitation of a child. This is empowering law enforcement to efficiently identify and rescue vulnerable children, as well as identifying and arresting perpetrators. Sadly, many of the children that are trafficked for sex are illiterate, meaning that even if help was presented to them, they may not know. Improving illiteracy would help reduce child sex trafficking.Read more