WARNING: This post covers topics of abduction, sexual assault, and trauma.

Without trying to minimize the fact that the disproportionate majority of human trafficking victims are women and girls, we’d like to remind ourselves that men and boys can also be victims of this heinous crime.

Like women and girls, men and boys are also victims of the social construct known as gender. But, unlike most women and girls who are abducted, tortured, raped, and sold because of gender stereotypes, men and boys dare not speak out if and after they’ve fled. They fear they’d be perceived as weak and less of a man if they admitted they were ever victims of human trafficking. Moreover, men who are survivors of sex trafficking are often labeled as willing participants rather than victims.

This also led to how men and boys who survived human trafficking are treated. There were very few services dedicated to helping them. Fortunately, many more survivors have spoken out to help reduce the stigma and stereotype.

For resources on human trafficking, please visit these pages:

The Silenced Minority: Sex Trafficking of Males

Male Victims Page on the Office of Justice website

Trafficking Institute

Global Estimates of Modern Slavery

Human Trafficking Data Collection from the US DOJ

Human Trafficking Data Collection Activities for 2021 and 2022 from the US Bureau of Justice (this focuses on the perpetrators)

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