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Human Trafficking

Broadening the Lens on Human Trafficking

American Anthropological Association | Posted 10.02.2012 | Crime
American Anthropological Association

Graphic stories of young girls being forced into prostitution and branded by pimps attract reader sympathy, but they also create a sense of invisibility for other forms of trafficking.

Cries In The Night: Human Trafficking And Tisha B'av

Ari Hart | Posted 09.25.2012 | Religion
Ari Hart

Today, this nightmare persists for millions of human beings around the world. There are an estimated 30 million slaves in the world, perhaps more than at any other point in history.

Brothers Trafficked Slave Laborers Into U.S.

AP | Posted 07.18.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A Ukrainian man convicted of racketeering in what prosecutors say was a scheme to smuggle desperate villagers into the United States t...

Jada Pinkett Smith Testifies Before Senate On Important Issue

AP | ANDRES GONZALEZ | Posted 09.16.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Actress and activist Jada Pinkett Smith urged Congress on Tuesday to step up the fight against human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad....

The Big Business Of Cross-Border Crime

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business

VIENNA, July 16 (Reuters) - Turnover of cross-border organised crime is about $870 billion a year, more than six times the total of off...

Kathleen Miles

Teen Allegedly Held Captive, Abused And Forced To Prostitute

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.12.2012 | Los Angeles

It's hard to believe that slavery still exists, but it does, all around us. In late June, a 27-year-old Los Angeles pimp was arrested for allegedly...

Senhoa: A Refuge for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Clarissa Burt | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

The United Nations estimates that 700,000 to 4 million women and children worldwide are trafficked every year. But Senhoa steps in to rescue girls, ages 4 to 19, from being sold into the market.

The Internet, Backpage, Child Trafficking, Congress -- and Our Responsibility to Vulnerable Children

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Malika Saada Saar

Yes, if Backpage's sex ads close down tomorrow, child sex trafficking will still continue. But a business model that unapologetically relies on the selling of children for profit will have been dismantled.

Facebook Exec Bankrolls Huge Anti-Trafficking Initiative

| Ryan Gabrielson | Posted 07.07.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Ryan Gabrielson Facebook’s former chief privacy officer is bankrolling an anti-human...

Canada Bans Foreign Strippers

Posted 07.11.2012 | Weird News

It just got harder for foreigners to take their clothes off in Canada. In an effort it says is aimed at cracking down on human trafficking, the Can...

Evanston Entrepreneur to Host Event on Sex Trafficking July 1st

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact
Joan Brunwasser

This project and has women in the windows of retail stores with price tags and for sale signs listing age, weight and other details as if they were just another item for sale along with everything else.

'Victims of Complacency': Trafficking of Migrant Workers on U.S. Military Bases

Valerie Brender | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Valerie Brender

The responsibility lies with the U.S. government to ensure that these workers -- who provide valuable services to our troops and embassies -- are not trafficked, forced into indentured servitude, or otherwise exploited on the taxpayer's dime.

Freedom Remains Elusive For Millions

Posted 06.21.2012 | World

As many as 27 million people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, including sex trafficking, forced labor and the use of child soldiers, accord...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

WATCH: Jada Pinkett Smith Takes On Child Trafficking And Modern Slavery

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.27.2012 | Black Voices

H.E.A.T. Watch may sound like a term used to describe summer's impending warm weather, but on the streets of Oakland, Calif., in areas actress Jada Pi...

Why We Love Men Who Love Women

Christine Horansky | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Christine Horansky

Growing up, I was blessed to have an encouraging dad along with male teachers and bosses who took the time to invest in me.

Raising Daughters in an Age of Thongs for Tweens

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Malika Saada Saar

How do we mothers raise our young daughters to take pride in their sexuality when it is time, and in a manner that does not play into this wrongheaded sexualization of their bodies?

Millions Of Dollars Go Into Child Sex Trafficking In LA

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.12.2012 | Los Angeles

"I was raped. I was beat. I was hit by a car. I've had guns pulled out on me. I was forced to do all kinds of unimaginable things." These are the w...

Texas GOP Dials It Back On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

The Texas Republican Party adopted a new platform this past weekend reaffirming the party's opposition to same-sex marriage and pornography, while end...

Education Equals Empowerment

Diana Mao | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Diana Mao

Investing in the education of girls and women is a preventative mechanism against violence because it provides them with the resources that they need to thrive in their communities.

Would I Lie To You?

Joanna Ro | Posted 08.07.2012 | Teen
Joanna Ro

When the people who are responsible for leading the United States and ensuring its well-being are so comfortable with deceiving its citizens, how does that reflect upon our country?

Smuggling Cartel May Be Behind Burned Bodies Found In Desert

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 08.04.2012 | Crime

PHOENIX — In the desert within 35 miles of one of the nation's largest cities and about 70 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, Arizona author...

Sex Trafficking, Mexico's Other War

Posted 06.05.2012 | Latino Voices

The Mexican city of Tenancingo in the state of Tlaxcala, is thought to be one of the safest areas in the country. Unlike much of Mexico, the city of T...

Why the Women's Rights Movement Must Listen to Sex Workers

Chi Mgbako | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Chi Mgbako

The characterization of sex workers fighting for their human rights as "prostituted women" engaged in futile attempts to "organize the enslaved" is perplexing.

Human Trafficking a Growing Global Scourge

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.29.2012 | Crime
Andrew Lam

Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal business in the world, according to the State Department. It ranks only second to drug trafficking in profitability, bringing in an estimated $32 billion annually.

SEX TRAFFICKING: Backpage.com Used For Backdoor Deals

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 07.24.2012 | Crime

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A nationwide sex trafficking ring run by a violent pimp and his associates used Backpage.com to solicit customers for prostitu...