Eleanor Gaetan: Interview with a Truth-Teller

Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan advises Demand Abolition on federal policy and regulation regarding sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. She also works closely with the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to ending human trafficking. Eleanor spent over five years in the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (2003-2009), overseeing public outreach and editing the annual Trafficking in Persons Report. She lives in Washington, DC.

As part of our Spotlight Q&A Series, Eleanor explains the importance of policies to fight sex trafficking, and why Demand Abolition’s approach is so crucial.

Q. What are the most important policies for fighting sex trafficking?

The US government advocates an approach codified in 2000 in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, and we spread this approach around the world: we prosecute the traffickers, protect the victims, and prevent the crime.

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