Position on Human Trafficking

LWV-Texas Members Study of Human Trafficking

Summary of LWV-Texas Position

 Oppose all forms of domestic and international human trafficking of adults and children and support measures to prevent the use of force, fraud or coercion to exploit a person for sexual or labor purposes, to prosecute traffickers and to protect victims.

 Human trafficking is defined as exploiting persons through force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of sex, labor, or other involuntary acts. The study also will explore how to reduce its occurrence and assess what services are needed by victims to restore their lives. 

The League's statewide study of Human Trafficking culminated in October 2013 with discussion of Human Trafficking in Texas. 

To Access Additional Background Information on Human Trafficking:

Report from the U.S. State Department: http://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/ 

Polaris Project:   http://www.polarisproject.org/