Take off the cape: Why using the word “rescue” is harmful to anti-trafficking efforts

2017-12-19T19:32:16+00:00August 11, 2014|Guest bloggers, Human trafficking, Violence against women|

Here He Comes to Save the DayThis article first appeared on the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault blog and is re-published with the author's permission.

When I came to the human trafficking field from working on domestic and sexual violence, I was shocked by a lot of things. It was disturbing to learn about the various ways traffickers abuse and exploit victims for labor and sex and surprising to see how frequently human trafficking intersected directly with intimate partner violence, sex assault and child abuse.