Gender Matters

Human Trafficking

How does domestic minor sex trafficking compare to other issues affecting girls in the state of Texas?

Read our report - Adolescent Girls in the Texas Sex Trade

More adolescent girls – 740 – are trafficked in one month in Texas than…

  • teens girls who died by suicide, homicide, and accidents combined in one year (461)
  • females of all ages who died from complications due to AIDS in one year (255)
  • females of all ages who died from complications associated with pregnancy or childbirth (75)
  • females of all ages murdered in one year (323)

Texas is a hub for international human trafficking because of its many busy interstate highways, international airports, countless bus stations, the shipping commerce through the Gulf of Mexico, and its shared border with Mexico. This border is North America’s number one supply site for young children used in sex and labor trafficking.

Dallas Women’s Foundation is committed to undertaking research and funding solutions, advocacy and services to end human trafficking of women and girls here in our region and state, and in our nation. We are especially focused on programs and policies that protect and support children victimized by domestic minor sex trafficking.

We work with the following nonprofits to keep women and girls out of harms way:

Children at Risk
Human Rights Initiative
Mosaic Family Services
New Friends New Life
Letot Girls’ Residential Treatment Center 

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