Difference between Asian and Domestic Victims

Youngbee Dale, MA | September 19 | 9:00-10:00 AM

Topic: Direct Service | Knowledge Level: Intermediate, Advanced | Location: TBD

This presentation will introduce the distinct characteristics of Asian sex trafficking victims in the United States. NGO professionals nationwide are facing challenges to reach Asian victims of sex trafficking in massage parlors and other brothels because of their lack of understanding of Asian victims' characteristics. This presentation is aimed to provide the NGO professionals with better understanding of Asian victims to build better outreach programs to combat Asian sex trafficking in the U.S. This presentation will include cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds of both Korean and Chinese women, the difference between Korean and Chinese women, and the distinct characteristics that Asian women have from domestic sex trafficking victims. Finally, the presentation will provide recommendations to strengthen the outreach programs to support Asian women in the commercial sex market in the U.S.

Presentation Objectives:

·  Compare and contrast Korean and Chinese sex trafficking victims.

·  Discuss cultural and socio-economic backgrounds of Chinese and Korean victims

·  Explore differences between Asian and domestic sex trafficking victims

·  Present guidelines to build better outreach and victim assistance programs for Asian victims in commercial sex market in the U.S.

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