Sex trafficking is a complex issue that is too often misunderstood through common myths. youthSpark believes research is vital to creating change and informing evidence-based policy. Our research addresses the spectrum of trafficking issues, from understanding what pushes youth into the trafficking supply pool to examining cultural mechanisms that transform men into buyers. We strive to use research as a reliable means to understand existing trafficking processes, and then use that knowledge to prevent rather than simply react to the trafficking industry.
Check out our annotated bibliography of sex trafficking research studies below. If you’d rather have bite-size educational content sent directly to your phone, try our free 6-week SMS Short Course. Just text the word: HTcourse to the number 313131, or click on the SMS link below, and the course will begin. Don’t worry—it’s only a few messages per week and you can stop at any time.