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Child Sex Trafficking

5 Ways You Can Help Stop Child Sex Trafficking

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 01.12.2017 | Impact
Dr. John DeGarmo

It is most likely happening in the city you live in. It may be happening in your neighborhood. It might even be happening to someone you know.

Fighting Child Sex Trafficking in India, Award-Winning Movie SOLD Goes Digital

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.10.2017 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it's probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it. - Bank...

My New Year's Resolution: Stop the Abuse to Prison Pipeline for Trafficking Survivors

Yasmin Vafa | Posted 01.05.2017 | Impact
Yasmin Vafa

For lawmakers and advocates in Washington, D.C., this New Year marks the beginning of a new Administration, a new Congress, and an opportunity to refl...

Physicians on Front Line in Fight Against Sex Traffickers

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 02.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Hilary Friedlander Editors' Note: Since publication of this piece, a reader drew our attention to several articles from The Washington Post, wh...

Yellow Cabs and Strip Clubs:New York Sells Inequality

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 12.16.2016 | New York
Taina Bien-Aime

I get angry about things, then go on and work. ― Toni Morrison Gloria Steinem often reminds us that the strongest predictor of whether a country...

Don't Call Kids Prostitutes -- Count the States Protecting Them

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

I was at first infuriated, then deeply unsettled, by the headline and language of a Washington Post story last month that described two girls between ...

A Website Caught Pimping Kids

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 10.07.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

The Internet may have just become a safer place for vulnerable kids, with the arrest yesterday of Carl Ferrer, the chief executive of Backpage.com. Ca...

California Agrees: There's No Such Thing As A Child Prostitute

Yasmin Vafa | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
Yasmin Vafa

One year ago, we launched a campaign in California, called "No Such Thing As A Child Prostitute." Our goal? To eliminate the very notion of "child prostitute" in both language and in law.

A New Start for Toronto Trafficking Survivors

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Is there anything better than a new beginning, a safe bedroom to call your own, the smell of a fresh coat of paint, and people around you who want not...

A Supreme Court Step to Fight Trafficking

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

The highest court in the country has spoken, and now Backpage.com, considered one of the most common places for child sex trafficking victims to be ad...

Barbara Amaya: On Self Worth

Renata M. Black | Posted 08.13.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

You're Not 'Pimping'

Rachel Mellicker | Posted 07.07.2016 | Teen
Rachel Mellicker

I see prom pictures described as "pimping." I see birthday posts telling someone to "keep pimping." I hear about students going to "pimp and hoe" parties. This is glamorizing and making light of an industry that violates human rights in every way.

Internet Providers Need To Do More To Stop Child Sex Live-Streaming: UNICEF

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poor families in the Philippines are pushing their children into performing live sex online for paedophiles arou...

Everything You Think You Know About Child Sex Trafficking is Wrong ... Alexandra Lutnick Tells You Why

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.26.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I first met Alexandra Lutnick a couple of years ago in the strange little world of sex worker activist/academics. Trust me, it is a very strange littl...

This Woman Housed More Than 450 Victims Of Sex Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

In a country known for its sex trafficking industry, one woman is standing up for trafficked girls, taking them in and giving them a shot at a brighte...

Why the AP's Decision to Avoid the Phrase "Child Prostitute" Matters

Yasmin Vafa | Posted 04.06.2016 | Media
Yasmin Vafa

The Associated Press's decision to end the use of the phrase "child prostitute" is not only a win for accuracy in reporting, but it will go a long way toward changing attitudes about girls who are victims of child sex trafficking.

Cheering a Contempt Case Against Backpage.com

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 04.06.2016 | Crime
Kevin M. Ryan

The controversy over Backpage.com's escort service ads and their link to child sex trafficking is traveling through the state and federal courts, the financial services industry, and the court of public opinion.

Renew Help to Homeless Youth

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Every day across the country, youth run away from home, are kicked out, become orphans, or exit the juvenile justice or child welfare system with nowhere to go. The number of homeless teens in the US has more than doubled since 2007, and today, they number more than 1.6 million.

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

Ariel Zwang | Posted 02.05.2017 | 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 02.01.2017 | 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 02.01.2017 | 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 01.18.2017 | 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 01.12.2017 | 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 01.12.2017 | 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 01.11.2017 | 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...