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The Earn It Act
The EARN IT Act is a strong bipartisan legislation to confront the explosion of online child sexual abuse material. The EARN IT Act has been reintroduced in the Senate by Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Lindsey Graham(R-SC), and in the House of Representatives by Ann Wagner (R-MO) and Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), after having been introduced in previous sessions and passed unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee twice.
AEHT believes this legislation can be a beginning for achieving justice for victims and can be a step forward in offering some level of addressing online exploitation and trafficking of children. AEHT stands ready to work with Congress on this and future legislation.
Human Trafficking and Forced Migration
The U.S. Department of State estimates that over 70% of persons trafficked in the United States each year are immigrants.” (Human Trafficking Institute) People on the move or recently arrived are at particular risk of exploitation by human traffickers. Human Trafficking and Forced Migration
Alliance to End Human Trafficking (AEHT) and the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd (NAC), faith-based networks that work to end human trafficking, deplore the increase in human trafficking in the United States and around the world, some of which results from unprecedented forced migration.
AEHT Supports the Equality Model
Human Trafficking is an estimated $150 billion industry that exploits approximately 40 million people worldwide. It’s simple Economics 101. Without demand, there would be no supply. While most people are exploited in labor trafficking, the majority of profits come from sexual exploitation.
The U.S. Catholic Sisters support the Equality Model, also known as the Nordic Model, as a way to protect those who are most vulnerable to sex trafficking and the inherent dignity of our brothers and sisters.
Studies have shown that countries that have implemented the Equality Model have reduced the demand for prostitution, sex trafficking, and are more successful in dedicating support services for survivors. As a result, societal attitudes shift, which results in an increased belief in gender equality.