SWOP Behind Bars is strongly opposing Florida Senate Bill FL 540 (FL SB 540) for reasons including, but not limited to:
• Florida Senate Bill FL 540 (FL SB 540) ignores the reality that most trafficking is for labor exploitation, not trading sex
• Puts victims and survivors of human trafficking in greater danger through “rescue”
efforts which may subject them to further abuse and retaliation
• Leads to harm including injury, trauma, and death from “trafficking raids”/”john stings”,
arrests, detentions, interrogations, and imprisonments
• Takes away power from victims and survivors to decide for themselves which, if any, interventions they wish to receive.
Download the resource below to learn more and access this Advocacy Toolkit for Florida Senate Bill 540.