To combat human trafficking through preventative education and community partnerships.

Southwest Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking

The Southwest Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking works with a large and growing number of area organizations that provide various direct services to survivors of human trafficking. The regional partner organizations meet every two months to learn more about some aspect of one another’s mission and work to prevent and combat human trafficking.

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 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, also known as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. You can read the White House https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-national-slavery-human-trafficking-prevention-month-2021/ . You can read the White House Proclamation on National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2021 (Links to an external site.) here.

Limits on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act & Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act

Elizabeth Donovan, one of the founding members of the Southwest Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking and a current Board member, published an article Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act & Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act: A Shield for Jane Doe.

In FOSTA-SESTA Congress clarified and amended section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 to ensure that it does not “provide legal protection to websites that unlawfully promote and facilitate prostitution and websites that facilitate traffickers in advertising the sale of unlawful sex acts with sex trafficking victims.” 

In her article, Professor Donovan considers and then rejects the claim that the alleged burdens FOSTA-SESTA puts on those who self-report as freely choosing to work in the sex trade outweigh the potential benefit—fewer sex-trafficking people.

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