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Child Sex Trafficking

Sex Trafficking Increases Around The Super Bowl. Truth Or Myth?

Ariel Zwang | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Texas Governor Greg Abbott previously went on record to call the Super Bowl "the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States." This simply isn't true. The Super Bowl sex trafficking hype is just that.

DC Hotel Joins Fight Against Child Prostitution

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 02.04.2016 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

On Friday, AccorHotels, the owner of Hotel Sofitel in Washington, DC, joined the global fight against child prostitution.

Restoring a Child's Life After the Unthinkable Happens

Jenna Elfman | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Jenna Elfman

We must embrace these children after their traumatic experiences and tell them: "You are a loved human being who's worthy in our society, who has rights to freedom and liberty, and to being valued for mind, body, and soul."

The Dangerous Rise of Online Child Pornography

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 01.18.2016 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

Child pornography has found a welcome home on the internet, and is in truth a multi-billion dollar online industry, with over 100,000 sites dedicated to the crime, and is one of the fastest growing online businesses.

Human Sex-Trafficking, A Collective Negligence

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Lisa Marie Jenkins

In 1998 upon returning home after work one evening, by daughter passionately greeted me at the door with, "Mom, Mom we have a show for you! Come sit ...

There's No Such Thing as a 'Child Prostitute'

Jenna Elfman | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Jenna Elfman

Crossing the U.S. border into another country to purchase a child for sex carries with it serious, automatic federal penalties. So why, why, why do we not treat this crime the same way for our children here at home?

The Reality of Child Sex Trafficking and Foster Children

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 01.11.2016 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

Child Sex Trafficking. It's an ugly secret that many in the 21st century simply do not know about. It is also an ugly dark secret that many today wi...

The Unthinkable Is Happening in Our Own 'Backyard'

Jenna Elfman | Posted 01.07.2016 | Impact
Jenna Elfman

Never did I consider that something so unthinkable -- selling kids for sex -- was happening in my own community. But I was wrong. I was naive. I was unwilling to face the facts. Until last year.

An Vote Tomorrow to Keep Kids Safe

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 01.06.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Homeless young people strive to remain invisible, knowing that if they look like they don't have a safe place to sleep at night, they can be exploited by the forces of the street -- pimps, thieves, criminals who want to recruit them, violent people who want to harm them just because they can.

Your Child Is In Danger, and You Continue to Ignore the Problem

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Dr. John DeGarmo

A dark little secret, though, in America today is that of human sex trafficking. Many in society either are not aware of it, or refuse to acknowledge its existence in our nation, and around the world, today.

US States Are Getting Better At Combating Child Sex Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact

It remains a crime largely hidden from public view, but U.S. states are at least starting to take a more forthcoming approach to combating child sex t...

Does Amnesty International's Sex Work Resolution Support "Gender Apartheid?"

Katherine Koster | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Katherine Koster

Addressing inequality, a complex web of intersecting oppression and societal discomfort with the inclusion of people who engage in commercial sex is harder than blaming the sex trade for the exploitation and marginalization of women.

149 Child Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued In Nationwide Sting

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.15.2015 | Crime

The FBI and local authorities arrested 150 pimps and johns and rescued 149 sexually exploited children in a nationwide sweep last week, dubb...

The Framing of Gender Apartheid: Amnesty International and Prostitution

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

What would happen if every country decriminalized prostitution? Not just the few that have already disastrously done so, but what if every government legitimized pimps and brothel owners and failed to hold men accountable for purchasing human beings for sex?

2015: Children As A Commodity (Trafficking of Children)

Christopher Burgess | Posted 09.28.2015 | World
Christopher Burgess

The year is 2015. What has transpired in 15 years, and the hundreds of children who were 12 in 2000 and are 27 today? Yet child sex trafficking continues. Indeed, the number of persons in slavery today is greater than it was three years ago in 2012.

America's Child Sex Trafficking Victims Would Be Safer Testifying Against the Mafia A State of Emergency

Dr. Lois Lee | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Dr. Lois Lee

In recent years, street gangs have taken control of America's child sex trafficking. The risk of a child testifying against one or more of these criminals is now life threatening.

Chasing the Slave Traders: A Law Enforcement Perspective on Operation Underground Railroad

Anne Gallagher | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Anne Gallagher

Why are police in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Colombia not arresting child sex traffickers if they are so easy to find? The simplest explanation is law enforcement complicity in such crimes. Agreeing to cooperate with OUR is a win-win: local cops get to keep an eye on what's happening and ensure OUR doesn't stray into their turf; they also gain international kudos for taking on the traffickers.

Better Parenting Means No Pictures: Stopping Child Sex Predators

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

For a brief time, our nation will act horrified, angered, and shocked, crying for action. Yet, in a short time, you will abandon this issue and forget about Jared Fogle, just like you did the Duggar family, and move on to the next American scandal.

Andy Campbell

Where Portland's Strip Clubs Thrive, So Does Child Sex Trafficking

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.26.2015 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. -- In late August last year, a 15-year-old girl was forced to strip off her clothes and dance naked at Stars Cabaret in nearby Beaverto...

3 Crowdfunding Causes Millennials Should Support

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Kyle McCarthy

Everyday the crowdfunding industry is gaining more and more popularity worldwide. Through crowdfunding, individuals can utilize the power of the crowd to start a business, bring a product to market, produce a record, and even fundraise for amazing causes.

Going After the Buyers in Commercial Sex Trafficking

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 05.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Our law enforcement efforts should focus on the adults soliciting or selling children. I am pleased to unite with our partners in DC to send the message: Buyers beware, you cannot hide and you will now face the consequences.

Truck Drivers Can Help Fight Sex Trafficking. Here's How

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact

Bo Quickel understands the way to stop sex trafficking comes down to simple economics. "I want to end slavery," he told WLTX News. "So in order to ...

Violence Against Women: No Longer Sight Unseen

Lori Sokol | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

Three months later, her amazement has turned into action, which is not surprising from a 34-year-old woman who was strong enough to survive years of sexual violence, which began as early as the age of seven.

Little Sparks: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.31.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. This summer we will make our 1000th grant! Here are the extraordinary people we supported with seed funding this week.

I Was Attacked On Easter Sunday

Lori Sokol | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

This was just one of the countless stories read by women, about women, who would not be alive if not for the support of Donor Direct Action (DDA), an organization which has been providing decades-long support for women.