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Season 2, Episode 10: Ending the Silence - Survivor Speaks Out

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You’re listening to Episode 20 of the Trafficking Dispatch, a biweekly podcast that briefs you on human trafficking issues in a brief amount of time. I’m your host, Victoria Erdel. For our season finale, we’ll hear a survivor of sex trafficking talk about his anti-trafficking and anti-child abuse advocacy.

In season 1, episode 8 -- titled “The Forgotten 45% - Discussing Male Victims of Trafficking” -- I talked about how the anti-trafficking movement often overlooks male victims and survivors of human trafficking. That episode focused on male victims of labor trafficking, because I cited a statistic from the International Labor Organization (ILO) that states that women and girls make up the overwhelming majority of sex trafficking victims, about 98%. But getting a totally accurate understanding of the gender composition is difficult since we don’t have all of the information we need. After all, most cases of sex trafficking go unreported. It’s possible that men and boys make up…

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