San Francisco: Reaching Silicon Valley with an anti-trafficking story.
The billion-dollar sex trade is increasingly moving online, where traffickers and exploiters far too often operate with impunity, and the harms of exploitation are too often ignored or minimized. Additionally, Silicon Valley has a complicated history as regards gender justice. Prostitution and trafficking have for too long been ignored or even encouraged in this male-driven environment. With this in mind, The Ugly Truth ran in San Francisco in 2016, challenging lay people, business leaders, and the Bay-area philanthropic community to re-think what has for too long been considered a victimless crime. The campaign was supported by The William H. Donner Foundation.