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Dear John: A New Strategy to Address the Sex Trade

Tom Dart | Posted 02.20.2015 | Crime
Tom Dart

Trafficking and prostitution will always exist in some form, even the most ardent abolitionist would not suggest otherwise. But we can't simply stand by and allow traffickers to continue profiting from within the darker recesses of the internet.

SVU's Terrific Season Premiere

Allison Leotta | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Allison Leotta

SVU came back with a bang! Tonight's episode was a fast, twisty roller coaster of a story that wove the harrowing real-life issue of sex slavery with a touching glimpse of Olivia's newfound motherhood.

Human Trafficking: the Contemporary Form of Slavery

Gen. Charles C. Krulak | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Gen. Charles C. Krulak

The demand for this slave labor derives from the search for commercial sex or cheap labor. So why isn't the current slave trade an issue of more concern?

Yes, White American 'Girls Next Door' Can Be Sold Into Sex Trafficking, Too

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact

What does the face of human trafficking look like? Jasmine Marino-Fiandaca, a self-described "girl next door," is challenging stereotypes regardin...

9 Things You Didn't Know About American Prostitution

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business

It might be the "world's oldest profession," but in many ways prostitution is a mystery -- especially in the United States, where the sex trade is one...

The Super Bowl, Sex Trafficking, and Sensationalism

Adam Banner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

Instead of wasting time and money on rumor-mongering and passing redundant legislation, perhaps we should be looking to the root of the problem for solutions.

Operation Cross Country: Too Little, Too Late... Unless We Fix the Focus

Adam Banner | Posted 10.01.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

So let me get this straight, FBI. You have your full federal arsenal available, along with 76 cities' law-enforcement agencies working together to gather up as many bad guys as possible, and you rope in approximately 159 "pimps." Is this all you have to show for your nation-wide efforts?

Female Miner Honored For FIghting Human Trafficking

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 06.21.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- As president of one of the world's few associations for women miners, Simona Broomes travels regularly to gold and diamond mi...

Forced Into Prostitution -- and Denied a Lifeline

Florrie Burke | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York
Florrie Burke

Some may argue that prosecutors need every tool at their disposal to find traffickers and hold them accountable. But allowing condoms to continue to be used as evidence in trafficking cases would be detrimental to the health of the very people we are trying to help.

John Celock

Only State Without Human Trafficking Ban Will Finally Outlaw Practice | 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...

Where Are the Signs?

John Bergquist | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
John Bergquist

As I landed in Asia after a nearly 24 hour flight from the United States earlier this week I could only think of one thing. Where are the sex signs?

Winning the War Against Human Trafficking

Corban Addison | Posted 03.14.2013 | Impact
Corban Addison

On the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, it is fitting to ask for a progress report. Are we winning the war against human trafficking? The answer, unfortunately, is no.

Christina Wilkie

Dirty Politics: Charlotte's Underworld Hungrily Awaits The DNC | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

The VIP section of a popular nightclub in Charlotte, N.C., was booming on a Thursday night in mid-June, as well-dressed revelers passed around top-she...

War on International Sex Trafficking Isn't a War on Sex

Renee Olstead | Posted 08.09.2012 | Impact
Renee Olstead

These children have no control over whether or not their client will wear a condom, whether or not they'll be infected with HIV, or even if the client will physically abuse them before he leaves. Many of these children will never live to survive their days in this brutal trade.

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.

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...

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.

'These Crimes We're Talking About Are Really Tremendously Awful'

| Posted 07.18.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Shoshana Walter Last year, California Attorney General Kamala Harris joined attorneys ...

Girls of Color, Backpage, and the Online Girl Trade

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 07.02.2012 | Black Voices
Malika Saada Saar

I grew up loving the Village Voice. During the 80's and 90's, it was also one of those rare mainstream publications in which the Black and Brown mind, body, and spirit were routinely celebrated. That is why I am heart-broken to witness how it now survives off the exploitation and enslavement of girls.

When a Sex Slave Turns Up at Your Front Door

Nancy Deville | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Nancy Deville

When I was 18 years old in 1968, I hitchhiked from Europe across the Middle East to the subcontinent of India. Of course I stopped at The Pudding Shop...

A Call To Protect All Children

Geeta Rao Gupta | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home
Geeta Rao Gupta

All of these children are in need of rescue -- all are children whose potential contributions to their society are being lost. All are a challenge to our consciences and to our capacity to do what we all instinctively want to do when we see a child in danger -- to save that child.

David Lohr

Mother Hunts For Leads In Suspected Sex Trafficking Cold Case | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

Coming up on the sixth anniversary of her disappearance, Glendene Grant has released an age-progressed portrait showing what her missing daughter migh...

Will Men Stand Up Against the Sex Slave Trade in Israel?

Rabbi Daniel Brenner | Posted 04.02.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Brenner

Just as we need to rally to combat the crimes of sex traffickers to free women and girls, we need to ramp up our efforts to help the next generation of men make sense of the world that they see on the screen and the one they encounter in the streets.

The Truth About Modern Sex Slaves

Corban Addison | Posted 03.27.2012 | Books
Corban Addison

There are more slaves in the world today than were taken from Africa in the four centuries of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade--over 27 million. Of those, two million are children exploited in the commercial sex trade.

More Mothers Working As Phone Sex Operators, Strippers, Prostitutes

Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

Thousands of mothers in the United States are currently earning extra income by working as phone sex operators and a rapidly increasingly number of mo...