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Child Sex Trafficking

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 | 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.

Teen Activist Uses Film To Fight Child Sex Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.18.2015 | Teen

“I feel like art doesn’t have a purpose unless it is purposeful. I really use my art and my creativity to inspire other people, and to continue wi...

Stopping the World's Oldest Oppression

Anita Casalina | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Vednita Carter, the founder of Breaking Free, and a survivor herself, says "Prostitution is not the world's oldest profession. It is the world's oldest oppression. Breaking Free helps an average of 400-500 women and girls escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation.

Documentary Tells Story Of Trafficking Victims Forced To Bring Home "$40, No Less" And Who's Helping Them

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact

Nashville may be known for its country music, but another scene is alive and well in the Tennessee capital: Sex trafficking. In a clip from "A Pat...

Amid Super Bowl Human Trafficking Hype, A Reminder That 70% Of Victims Are Sold Online Year-Round

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact

Though some reports point to an uptick in human trafficking around the Super Bowl, experts are increasingly denouncing the statistic as a "myth" that ...

No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute: A Perspective From the Bench

Catherine J. Pratt | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Catherine J. Pratt

I first met Rebecca when she was 14 and arrested for prostitution. Although most youth offenders charged with non-violent crimes remain at home while on probation, that wasn't an option for Rebecca.

There Is No Such Thing...

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
Kerry Kennedy

We owe our children an environment in which they can flourish, and where law enforcement, the justice system, and society as offers them a fresh start, not a jail cell.

We All Could Do Better

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 03.29.2015 | Impact
Greta Van Susteren

Bottom line. We can do better. For starters, members of the media and lawmakers should no longer use the term "child prostitute."

Bipartisan Action to Crack Down on Sex Trafficking

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

We must take action to combat sex trafficking all around the world. But we must first start in our own backyard.

There's No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute

Cindy McCain | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Cindy McCain

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 ways when they try to escape.

Too Few Groups Can Give Trafficking Victims Escape From ‘Hell'

Associated Press | JULIET LINDERMAN | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact

BALTIMORE (AP) — Squatting in the grass and squinting in the sun, 25-year-old Song takes in the scene: a greenhouse, a farm, rows of heirloom tomato...