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Child Sex Trafficking

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 04.08.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 03.26.2015 | 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...

Outrage: Trafficking 100,000 Children in USA Must Be Stopped!

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Sadly, the news about backpage.com is not new. In 2012 ABC News in Phoenix reported 51 arrests as a result of a police action against this web site and in 2013, NBC News also ran an expose on backpage.

100,000 Kids Are Sold Into Sex Trafficking In The U.S. Every Year

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact

Selling children into sex trafficking may seem like a remote issue, something that happens in far-off places where kids live in extreme poverty and th...

The Price of Sex

Nicki Richesin | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Nicki Richesin

After returning to her childhood village in western Bulgaria, where she lived until the age of 11, Mimi Chakarova decided to investigate the devastating effects to Eastern European women who have been forced into the underground sex trade. She has devoted the past 10 years of her life to making her heartbreaking documentary The Price of Sex.

Good News for Children When Congress Works Together

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A new law encourages more opportunities for youths in foster care to lead "normal" lives by making it easier for their foster parents to allow them to participate in age- or developmentally-appropriate extracurricular and enrichment activities that currently often require permission from the child welfare agency.

What About The Girls?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We need to wake up and realize all children, especially those of color -- girls and boys -- need adults to stop criminalizing them and recognize the special risks facing our girls.

Homeless Kids Need This Stronger Law

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

You can help, right now, right from your computer. The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act needs co-sponsors to smooth its passage through the Senate.

Is Backpage.com Liable?

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

The girls seek damages from Backpage.com -- believed to sell the most online prostitution ads involving children in the country -- for creating an illegal online marketplace and policing it in bad faith. After Backpage.com published their pictures and sales pitches about them, the girls, ages 13 and 15, were repeatedly raped by customers.

70 Percent Of Child Sex Trafficking Victims Are Sold Online: Study

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact

In 2014, buying a child for sex online can be just as easy as selling your old couch or posting an updated resume. Astonishing statistics dug up by...

The Fastest-Growing Global Criminal Activity Is More Disturbing Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact

At least 100,000 children are estimated to be sexually exploited each year.