When governments fail to tackle the demand side of the commercial sex industry, they not only fail to protect people in prostitution, they also financially benefit through the increased tax income generated from the exploitation of people.
Will nonprofit leadership produce these "critical figures" required to lead a new kind of residential care to address the needs of America's child sex trafficking victim?
Sex trafficking is like an infestation of roaches or ants in your neighbor's home. If they don't take care of it, then it will spread to yours, and ultimately the entire neighborhood will be infested.
Contrary to popular belief, many of America's child sex trafficking victims were never part of our foster care system. Many grew up in such horrific ...
Until we understand these basic premises of acceptable residential care and the challenges presented by America's child sex trafficking victims, residential care for these children may be as damaging or dangerous as life with a pimp/trafficker.
The bill, known as the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act, declares that 16- and 17-year-olds who are arrested for prostitution are victims in need of services, not criminals. Right now only youth through age 15 get that protection. Hitting your Sweet 16 birthday shouldn't mean that you no longer need justice.
Today we are releasing the findings from one of the largest human trafficking studies among homeless youth in New York history, and the news is numbin...
Dinner parties around the world never cease to be intriguing. The candidness and bonding that occurs naturally over food provides illuminating glimpses on the pulse of any particular culture.
Child sex trafficking, though largely unheard of and often misunderstood, is in fact a domestic crisis. It has become one of the most common organized crimes in the country, second only to the sale of illegal drugs
UN statistics revealed that females in India are nearly twice as likely as males to die before the age of five. Experts said the figures reflect widespread discrimination against girls, ranging from neglect, malnutrition, and denial of medical treatment.
When I was in high school, I remember a few girls who were "stripping" for money after school; I'm not quite sure what happened to them. The fact that I don't know speaks to a greater problem that the city of Atlanta has had for a long time: child sex trafficking.
The Super Bowl is known for the bacchanalia that surrounds it. However, we don't typically think of the illegal prostitution of minors at the same time.
There are more slaves in the world today than were taken from Africa in the four centuries of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade--over 27 million. Of those, two million are children exploited in the commercial sex trade.
The perspectives of sex workers are sidelined in the public discourse on sex ads. Of the many politically savvy voices that fill the debate, few belong to the human beings on whose bodies this culture war is being waged.
Julie is just one of the young girls Lee has rescued since she founded Children of the Night in 1979.
A true heroine of our time, Somaly was sold into slavery at age 12 and forced to work in a brothel. Somaly managed to escape her captors, vowing to never forget those left behind.