Cherie Jimenez is the Founder and Director of the EVA Center, an exit program for prostituted women. Understanding that sex trafficking cannot be stamped out without addressing prostitution, Ms. Jimenez, along with other survivors and activists, is committed to ending prostitution and the dynamics of inequality that render so many woman and girls vulnerable to exploitation.
“I have had the privilege of meeting and listening to the stories of hundreds of young women over the years at the EVA Center. Through them, I have learned how their life circumstances have worsened over these past decades and how our own failed policies and growing inequities have resulted in too many women and girls being victimized in a growing and more brutal sex trade. It’s totally unacceptable.”