6 pages in length. The United States will not cease efforts to quell sex trafficking in Asian countries, even if current programs are not producing as beneficial results as the State Department would like. Indeed, without American aid to address this ongoing social problem, Asia would not have a chance at saving its women and young girls from being sold into prostitution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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making any difference at all. The United States plays an integral role in the perpetual struggle, providing additional support by way of economic assistance. With women and children
from across the globe "being taken captive and sold as sex slaves by International crime rings" (Edwards et al, 2000, p. 14), United States laws that already exist on the
books are either not tough enough or effectively enforced to stop such slave traders. Current policies provide funding for programs that will aid in national and regional NGOs as
a means by which to "expand their advocacy activities and strengthen their networks against trafficking" (U.S. Department of State, 2000). That sex trafficking
continues in Asia even at this moment means the U.S. State Department has not been as successful as it would like in quelling the ongoing incidence of involuntary prostitution.
Sangera (2007) points out how "the reality of prostitution and sex trade today is extremely complex and contains a multiplicity of forces, dimensions and players," thereby making any policy potentially
inadequate to deal with such enormity. The year 2000 saw aggressive legislature come to pass when four programs were implemented as a means by which to put an end
to global trafficking of women and children. Coupled with the help of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department spent almost 1.6 million dollars so
that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) had the funds to establish such monumental prevention efforts, "providing assistance to victims, and improving coordination between law enforcement officials and local NGOs" (U.S. Department of
State, 2000). The Clinton Administration took a hard stand on sex trafficking in Asia, employing the four programs to sustain the ex-presidents commitment to fight Asias sex trafficking, which was