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Cindy McCain
Cindy Hensley McCain has dedicated her life to improving the lives of those less fortunate both in the United States and around the world.

As Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the HALO Trust USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to landmine removal and weapons destruction in war-torn countries, Cindy is dedicated to the worldwide removal of landmines.

Cindy serves as co-chair of the Arizona Governor's Council on human trafficking and on the McCain Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council. She is dedicated to efforts to reduce human trafficking in Arizona, throughout the United States and around the world as well as working to improve the lives of victims of human trafficking. Through her work with the McCain Institute several partnerships have been formed with anti-trafficking organizations working on solving various aspects of the problem.

Entries by Cindy McCain

There's No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute

(5) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 9:59 AM

Across the United States, there are markets for sex with children that are not terribly dissimilar to ones in Cambodia, Thailand, and India. Girls are sold for sex in this country with the same disregard for human dignity as those other nations, and they are often tortured in the same...

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The Plight of Congolese Refugees in Uganda

(21) Comments | Posted June 8, 2012 | 10:14 AM

Fighting in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is raging, and once again it's the women and children who bear the brunt of the conflict. And once again, refugees are walking night and day in search of safety, food and shelter.

From the...

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Averting Disaster in the Congo

(49) Comments | Posted December 7, 2011 | 9:11 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is heading towards disaster and it need not be the case.

The reasons for the impending disaster are all too apparent. Despite calls by many -- including Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) in a paper published in the early fall -- Congolese...

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Congo's Historic Election

(21) Comments | Posted November 30, 2011 | 2:49 PM

Much has been reported on the presidential and parliamentary elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this week. I have been traveling to the region since 1994 and witnessing the elections process first-hand on Monday with Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) gave me hope for the future of...

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Going Back to Congo: Security and Prosperity Beyond the Election

(71) Comments | Posted November 28, 2011 | 7:33 AM

Sometimes something is important enough to set aside differences and, in our case, our differences are more perception than reality. Some call us a political odd couple, the unexpected match of a Hollywood actor and the wife of a Republican U.S. Senator. The truth is that we found common ground...

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