Women’s Funding Network Sex Trafficking Study Is Junk Science

Finally!  Someone took the time to scrutinize and challenge the “research” behind the latest data being used across the country as gospel by the Womens’ Funding Network and A Future Not a Past saying on-line child sex trafficking is on the rise.  These alarming numbers derived from faulty methods have been used to drive the political hysteria and leverage over $1.6 mil in funding.

The SFWeekly points out what we have been saying all along:  You can’t look at pictures of “young looking girls” in on-line advertising to count child trafficked victims.  Human trafficking is a serious problem; we need reliable and ethical data gathering approaches, and evaluations of community-driven interventions to address this issue.