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Sex Trafficking

David Oyelowo Demands The Horrors Of Human Trafficking In Africa 'Must Change'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.24.2017 | Black Voices

David Oyelowo is serious about inspiring positive change in the world. The actor will be honored on June 4 by the Diamond Empowerment Fund, a nonprofi...

Motel Turned Blind Eye To Child Sex Traffickers For Profit, Teen's Suit Claims

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 03.14.2017 | Crime

A motel accused of looking the other way as children were shuffled in and out of its rooms for sexual exploitation is facing what may be the first law...

Trumped Awakening: How This African Women's Rights Activist Is Bracing For Trump's America

R. Evon Idahosa | Posted 02.07.2017 | World
R. Evon Idahosa

As a Nigerian women's rights lawyer and activist who partners with survivors of rape and sex trafficking in West Africa, I've become accustomed to dea...

Men Face Up To 200 Years In Prison For Gay Sex Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.03.2017 | Queer Voices

Two men are facing more than 200 years in prison after being found guilty of running a gay sex trafficking operation that operated in both New York an...

A Backpage.com Celebration Is Short-Lived

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 01.11.2017 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Alas, before the hearings were even completed, we realized Backpage had already simply moved prostitution ads over to its dating site, using terms like "Young" and "Fresh." As if no one would notice.

My New Year's Resolution: Stop the Abuse to Prison Pipeline for Trafficking Survivors

Yasmin Vafa | Posted 01.05.2017 | Impact
Yasmin Vafa

For lawmakers and advocates in Washington, D.C., this New Year marks the beginning of a new Administration, a new Congress, and an opportunity to refl...

Physicians on Front Line in Fight Against Sex Traffickers

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 02.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Hilary Friedlander Editors' Note: Since publication of this piece, a reader drew our attention to several articles from The Washington Post, wh...

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...

How Falsehoods About Sex Trafficking Lead To Violence In A D.C. Pizza Shop

Alison Bass | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Alison Bass

The recent shooting at a popular pizza joint in Washington, D.C. has as much to do with the current hysteria over sex trafficking as it does with the ...

Don't Call Kids Prostitutes -- Count the States Protecting Them

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

I was at first infuriated, then deeply unsettled, by the headline and language of a Washington Post story last month that described two girls between ...

Meet the Woman Taking on a Billion Dollar Industry

Jacqueline Lisenby | Posted 11.21.2016 | Impact
Jacqueline Lisenby

There are a variety of reasons women start businesses. Financial is one. Some women decide to turn a hobby into a business. Then, there's Jan Edwards...

The Shocking Truth of Child Sex Trafficking

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 11.18.2016 | Women
Dr. John DeGarmo

300,000. 300,000 children in the United States are prostituted each year; are victims of child sex trafficking. The number is disturbing, to say the l...

How I Survived Sexual Violence To Become An Ultra Athlete

Norma Bastidas | Posted 10.27.2016 | Sports
Norma Bastidas

Yes, I'm a remarkable woman, but we all have the capacity to achieve excellence. It's not the circumstances that determine whether or not we have a chance of succeeding, but rather our ability to keep hope alive.

Human Trafficking In Our Own Backyards

AWHONN | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women
AWHONN

by, Leith Merrow Mullaly, RN, MSN, IBCLC Slim and obese, tall and short, strikingly beautiful and very plain, black, Asian and white...literally the ...

Human Trafficking Survivors Share 5 Ways To Help End Practice

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 10.19.2016 | Impact

A new report is ensuring human trafficking survivors’ voices are heard. On Tuesday, the U.S. government released its first-ever report on human traf...

A Website Caught Pimping Kids

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 10.07.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

The Internet may have just become a safer place for vulnerable kids, with the arrest yesterday of Carl Ferrer, the chief executive of Backpage.com. Ca...

Backpage CEO Arrested On Sex Trafficking Charges

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.08.2016 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 6 - Carl Ferrer, the chief executive of advertising website Backpage.com, was arrested on Thursday on criminal charges including pi...

How a Sanitary Pad Project in India Benefits Both Girls' Education and the Environment

Skirting the Rules | Posted 09.26.2016 | Women
Skirting the Rules

Despite strides in feminism, menstruation is still far from an open topic of conversation in the United States, let alone in places with crippling gen...

A New Start for Toronto Trafficking Survivors

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Is there anything better than a new beginning, a safe bedroom to call your own, the smell of a fresh coat of paint, and people around you who want not...

A Supreme Court Step to Fight Trafficking

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

The highest court in the country has spoken, and now Backpage.com, considered one of the most common places for child sex trafficking victims to be ad...

Connecting the Global Epidemic of Human Trafficking to the Domestic Violence Epidemic

Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Women
Maria E. Garay-Serratos, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Last year, Americans were riveted by a terrifying story about an FBI sting in which four Arizona men were caught planning to participate in an auction...

Barbara Amaya: On Self Worth

Renata M. Black | Posted 08.13.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Tribal Alliance: The Antidote To Adversity

Kara Wiegand | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women
Kara Wiegand

At the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit, the Dalai Lama predicted that Western women will save the world. At the time, I believed that he was speaking abo...

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.

You're Not 'Pimping'

Rachel Mellicker | Posted 07.07.2016 | Teen
Rachel Mellicker

I see prom pictures described as "pimping." I see birthday posts telling someone to "keep pimping." I hear about students going to "pimp and hoe" parties. This is glamorizing and making light of an industry that violates human rights in every way.