Published: March, 2016| Building Our Future

As public discourse around sex trafficking has increased substantially over the past several years, a concern has emerged that the label of “sex trafficking” is being applied too casually and often inaccurately. Building Our Future (BOF), a grassroots Hmong advocacy organization, with assistance from the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, drafted a Brief to clarify misconceptions that exist around sex trafficking, and distinguish sex trafficking and sex tourism, from the wholly distinct phenomena of Abusive International Marriages (AIM).