2. A VICTIM, NOT PROSTITUTE
It's 2009 and slavery thrives and grows faster as we ignore and discriminate against victims of sex trafficking crimes. Child "prostitutes" are not selling themselves by choice, they're there because of pimps providing for demand. An ignorant community, which influences the opinions of law enforcement, see these young children as juvenile prostitutes. An educated, informed and engaged community would see and understand that they are victims of crimes that aren't to be tolerated.
My project calls for attention to the issue and calls to change a perspective that discriminates against the ≈450,000 child sex workers who are under oppression by pimps, demand, the public, and lack of government intervention. My plan is to clear the word prostitute out of the mind, which has a "dirty" connotation for these girls and replace it with victim.