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Child Sexual Exploitation

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

Yasmin Vafa | Posted 04.07.2017 | 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.

Child Pornography Victims Ignored and Forgotten in the Halls of Congress

James R. Marsh | Posted 02.11.2017 | Crime
James R. Marsh

One year ago today, the United States Senate, in one of its first acts of the 114th Congress, passed the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restit...

How To Spot Human Trafficking In A Hotel

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 02.07.2017 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

It's not terribly surprising to learn that many trafficking victims have been exploited in a hotel. An NGO recently launched #DoesYourHotelKnow, a new awareness campaign that alerts hotels and travelers on what to do if we think it's happening (key: you don't have to be certain, that's up to the authorities to figure out).

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.

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."

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...

Betrayal of Trust: 3 Ways We Can Begin to Protect Our Children from Pedophiles and Abusers

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Clearly, our legal and policing systems have not kept up with the explosion of materials and the ease of access that modern electronic communications have provided to those with a predilection to abuse children.

Lost Girls Are Everywhere

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Religious leaders should examine their own practices to root out injustices against women that, in the most extreme twisted minds, become justification for the most horrific crimes.

O Canada! Will You Free Your Glorious Land of Prostitution?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

Canada must acknowledge that gender inequality, race, incest and histories of oppression are the pillars of the sex trade, including prostitution.

Holly Smith, Author of Walking Prey and Sex Trafficking Survivor, Shares Advice and Her Story

Jane Mosbacher Morris | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Jane Mosbacher Morris

Holly is indisputably courageous for sharing her personal story, which helps to illuminate that children (and adults) from all walks of life, can be the target of traffickers.

Keeping Foster Kids Safe From Prostitution

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

At a Congressional hearing Wednesday, lawmakers tackled the pipeline from foster care to prostitution, hearing from child advocates and a victim of sex trafficking raised in foster care.