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Child Sex Trafficking

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 02.18.2016 | 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 02.05.2016 | 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, dubbed Operati...

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 07.07.2016 | 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.