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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth

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...

Blessing The Sex Trade In South Africa: A Sex Trafficking And Prostitution Survivor Testifies

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Grizelda Grootboom recently published "Exit," a book about her violence-ridden and homeless childhood, sex trafficking, her escape from prostitution and her transformation into one of the most vocal survivor leaders in South Africa committed to ending the sex trade.

Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.

Is the New York Times Endorsing Legalization of Prostitution?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.16.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Our culture's current lack of understanding of women as full human beings must evolve into a conviction that indivisible rights include freedom from unfettered male sexual access, from female genital mutilation to child marriage; from reproductive health to sexual violence; from sexual harassment to prostitution. Achieving equality depends on it.

Is Operation Cross Country the Best Way to Fight Child Sex Trafficking?

Katherine Koster | Posted 10.29.2016 | Impact
Katherine Koster

The sweep netted 149 youth involved in the sex trade. It also led to arrests of 150 "pimps as well as other individuals." Rescuing "commercially sexually exploited youth" and catching their "exploiters" sounds like a great thing, right? Actually, it's a bit more complicated.

Exploitation After Nepal's Earthquakes -- Here's How to Prevent It

Nick Grono | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Nick Grono

Clearly Nepal needs our help more than ever. And amongst all the help it is getting, there must be a sustained effort to fight modern slavery in all its forms, as Nepal has long suffered disproportionately from this crime against humanity.

Let's Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking in January and Beyond

Megan Foo | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Megan Foo

Designating a "Human Trafficking Awareness Month" thus not only ensures that issue of human trafficking is visible on the public radar screen, but more importantly mobilizes us to take steps to effect sustainable change in the lives of trafficked individuals across the world.

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.

Sexual Trafficking Survivor Speaks Out About Thankfulness in the Holiday Season

The Wayne Foundation | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
The Wayne Foundation

Even now, 15 years after I was able to end the abuse I had experienced throughout my entire childhood, I still suffer the burden that the holiday season brings. Being different from everyone else is hard.

Organize to Scrutinize Your Local Sex Trafficking Laws

Margaret Howard | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Margaret Howard

It's time to demand that local laws be held to the standard of state and federal law. Doing so may be a start to fixing how local law enforcement treats commercially sexually exploited and trafficked people of all ages.

Seeking a Perfect Victim

Jane Wells | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Jane Wells

To me, she's a perfect victim, but I question who wants to watch her story? It is so grim few could stomach it. She is the ravaged face and body of the commercial sex industry in this country.

Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth in Kansas

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Human trafficking and sexual exploitation of youth is a very real crisis in America, yet most of the funding to fight it goes to organizations that deal with international trafficking.