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Sex Slavery

Call a Slave a Slave

Alexis Dudden | Posted 07.10.2014 | World
Alexis Dudden

Importantly, matters now go far beyond the Abe administration's demonstrated strategy of blaming the victim for the crime and semantic brinksmanship. Under Abe, Japan will select from international law at whim.

Ending Human Trafficking

Lauren Supina | Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact
Lauren Supina

No country is immune to the horrors of modern day slavery, including the United States. Ending human trafficking will take an enormous effort, but your action as a consumer at the store is a start.

Syrian Parents Are Selling Young Girls Into Sham Marriages to Avoid Refugee Status

Sam McCormack | Posted 06.20.2014 | Impact
Sam McCormack

Not only are Syrian girls as young as 15 with refugee status being sold into marriage, the marriages are effectively shams and more apparently, sexual servitude -- whereby the wealthy husband divorces his wife after a few days.

The Boko Haram Kidnappings: What You Can Do

Auren Kaplan | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

You might not be able to bring back the girls kidnapped in Nigeria with your support now, but you can ensure that the world takes preventive steps to ensure that women and girls are protected, empowered, and educated -- fearlessly -- around the world.

China Executes Man For Keeping Sex Slaves

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China executed a man on Tuesday who kept six women in a dungeon as sex slaves for periods of up to 21 months, during which he coerced...

16 Captive Girls Freed In 'Baby Factory' Raid

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

Nigerian police said on Wednesday that they raided a home and freed 16 pregnant girls and young women allegedly being forced to have babies to be sold...

The Pope Is Leading And It's Time to Follow

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

It's hard to miss: Pope Francis is a man with a mission - to bring his papacy "to the streets" and to comfort the "untouchables."

A Tale of Art Forgery, Sex Slavery and Single Parenthood

Janice Harper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Janice Harper

There is another chapter to Ken Perenyi's life that was omitted from his autobiography, and that is the chapter of how he used his ill-gotten gains to rescue a child from sex slavery and, as the FBI closed in on his forging escapades, found himself an unexpected parent to a Ghanian child.

Man Who Kept Woman As Sex Slave Gets 20 Years

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 11.11.2013 | Crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A southwest Missouri man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday for holding a young woman captive as a sex sla...

The Fight to End the Exploitation of Our Youth

Erica Thompson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Erica Thompson

Once or twice a month, myself and a handful of other volunteers pack a bus and head for neighborhoods that others would give anything to get out of. Our mission is to bring light, hope and healing to our sexually-exploited youth

A Difference of Degree, Not Kind

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

Sex trafficking is not something that happens "over there." Tens of thousands of young girls are exploited in the sex trade right here in the U.S. every year.

Sex Trafficking Survivor Offers Advice For Victims

Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

In a new documentary on sex trafficking, "Tricked," documentarian Jane Wells delves into a growing issue rarely talked about in America. After the rec...

Here & Now

K. Sujata | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

No matter where you focus your attention, the issues affecting women and girls are vital to the well-being of our world. There are bold, resilient and powerful women right here in Chicago who are confronting these issues head on with innovative or proven solutions.

Half the Sky Movement Diary

Robert Hanna | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Robert Hanna

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe story began with an image. Somaly Mam had snuck into the brothel and took a snapshot of a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl.

The Mirror Has Two Faces

Lily Koppel | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Lily Koppel

Hairdresser Michael Angelo normally spends hectic days at his salon in NYC, but recently he was in Cambodia, training young women who are survivors of the global sex trafficking epidemic how to blow dry, give manicures, cut, color and style, teaching them to take control of their images.

Say No To Slave And Sex Trafficking

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Why should LGBT people care? All social issues are LGBT issues, and around 10 percent of the millions of people who are trafficked are LGBT. As citizens of the world, we cannot just care about issues that we think are "ours." If we are human, then human trafficking is about all of us.

The Faith Community's Role In Ending Modern-Day Slavery

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld

We commit ourselves and call upon people of conscience around the country to join this growing movement of modern-day abolitionists committed to eradicating the horror of slavery, growing every day around the globe.

Happy Endings SHUT DOWN

Posted 03.13.2013 | Los Angeles

Ten people were arrested on suspicion of offering happy endings at massage parlors in Huntington Beach, Calif. It is unclear whether the individual...

I'm With Lincoln

Justin Dillon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Justin Dillon

We need to make it clear that addressing modern slavery is not only a human rights issue, it's a function of our identity. We're creating controversy over something incontrovertible. The very shape of Lincoln's shadow is an icon of freedom.

John Celock

Only State Without Human Trafficking Ban Will Finally Outlaw Practice

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) said Saturday he is planning to sign legislation that will make his state the last in the nation to ban human...

Couple Accused Of Keeping Underage Immigrant As Sex Slave

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.30.2012 | Crime

A southern California couple has been arrested on suspicion of 13 felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age 14. San Diego...

Sex Slavery and the Throwaway Girls

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Rukhsana Hasib

In many parts of the world, young girls are lured with promises, or simply carried off to be sold as sex slaves. Born in poverty, they are condemned to live a sad and hopeless life. The cries of these throwaway girls have been largely ignored until recent years.

Money, Corruption and Slavery

Monique Villa | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Monique Villa

Human trafficking and slavery depend on corruption, which depends on cash. Cutting off the global flow of money that is essential to greasing palms of corrupt officials would go a long way toward ending this barbarity. How to achieve that is another story.

The Wizard Is In -- Or Is He?

Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles

I suppose it would be a more satisfying story if Jesus had waved his magic Messiah wand and intoned some Harry Potter-worthy Latin spell to fix the system that allowed Bartimaeus not only to languish there, but actively encouraged him to stay in his place. But that's not how the story goes.

Mira Sorvino, In Pursuit Of Justice

Guideposts | Posted 12.09.2012 | Religion
Guideposts

When you look into the eyes of someone who's had all their basic human rights stolen, their dignity stripped away, treated like an object, not a human being, how can you turn your back? How can you not speak out and act?