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Sexual Exploitation

Refusing Bad Touch in Africa

Misbah Noorani | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Misbah Noorani

It is evident that this girl, like so many other girls at Waa, sees the value of education. I first understood this while conducting an Agree-Disagree debate activity with a group of girls, age 13, at Waa.

Over 1,100 Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Preying On Kids

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2015 | Crime

WASHINGTON, June 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States has arrested 1,140 people on charges of sexually preying on children as part of...

Germany Wins the Title of 'Bordello of Europe': Why Doesn't Angela Merkel Care?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

In 2002, Germany decriminalized prostitution, reportedly due to pressure by the sex trade lobby and a few brothel managers who petitioned the government. This law effectively rendered the prostitution industry a legitimate business. Today, this experiment is failing.

In Counting the Homeless This Week, Let's Count Youth Who Exchange Sex for Shelter

Ariel Zwang | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Youth who are homeless will hang out in places where they've never been counted before and where you'd never recognize them. But those youth who are couch surfing, or worse, trading sex for a safe place to sleep (survival sex), will be left out.

'Eleven' - A Brilliant Exposé of a Dark, Disturbing Topic

Pamela Glasner | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

If you've had any up-close-and-personal experience with the subject matter of Eleven, you may not imagine that 'transfixed' would be your reaction. But the story line is so well-conceived and so well-executed I'd say chances are pretty good it will be.

Sexual Exploitation in China Must End

Auren Kaplan | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

Ultimately, the conversation about sexual exploitation in China is a nod to the continuous need to communicate and converse regarding the broader issue of sexual exploitation around the world.

Ending Human Trafficking in Honduras

David Weiss | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
David Weiss

Across the globe, economic unrest and political violence have led to a dramatic increase in migrants moving to new countries in search of safer environments and better opportunities.

Change Your Shoes, Lean in, and Believe!

Kathy Andersen | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Kathy Andersen

What we think, we become. With our thoughts, we shape our world.

In Brazil, the World Cup Is Over But the Sexual Violence Continues

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

A few short weeks after the World Cup ended in Rio de Janeiro, four military police officers were arrested for the rape of three young women in a Rio de Janeiro favela. This episode and others have pointed to continual patterns of sexual violence in Brazil.

Sex Tourism Encounters in the Dominican Republic: Reflections as a White Man of Privilege

Dr. Kevin A. Osten | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Dr. Kevin A. Osten

These women and men who work as sex workers, through circumstances of place of birth and family resources, perpetuated by social systems and structures, do not have these privileges. It is not merely personal agency or strength of character that will free them from sex work and its dangers.

70 Percent Of Child Sex Trafficking Victims Are Sold Online: Study

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact

In 2014, buying a child for sex online can be just as easy as selling your old couch or posting an updated resume. Astonishing statistics dug up by...

Betrayal of Trust: 3 Ways We Can Begin to Protect Our Children from Pedophiles and Abusers

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Clearly, our legal and policing systems have not kept up with the explosion of materials and the ease of access that modern electronic communications have provided to those with a predilection to abuse children.

The Somaly Mam Story: What We Still Know About Sex Trafficking

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

When trust is breached, those even slightly involved with the targeted fabricator panic and recoil. The fight or flight response kicks in: Does one stay silent and hide; or support and defend?

Lost Girls Are Everywhere

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Religious leaders should examine their own practices to root out injustices against women that, in the most extreme twisted minds, become justification for the most horrific crimes.

Holly Smith, Author of Walking Prey and Sex Trafficking Survivor, Shares Advice and Her Story

Jane Mosbacher Morris | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Jane Mosbacher Morris

Holly is indisputably courageous for sharing her personal story, which helps to illuminate that children (and adults) from all walks of life, can be the target of traffickers.

Give Restitution to Victims of Child Pornography, But Also Recognize All Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation

Cynthia Godsoe | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Cynthia Godsoe

A significant group of child victims remains unrecognized as such -- children in the commercial sex industry.

Congo Army Rapes Detailed in UN Report as Special Brigade Arrives

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 07.15.2013 | World
Reporters Uncensored

By Tala Dowlatshahi This article originally appeared in passblue.com The cycle of sexual violence that has been churning throughout the eastern half...

Prostitute Shares Her Side Of The Story, And It's Not Pretty

The Bakersfield Californian | Rachel Cook | Posted 04.20.2013 | Los Angeles

Nancy became a prostitute at age 17. "I started selling drugs at first and then I went and did a double date with a girl. I made $300 in like 15 minu...

UN Report: Child Trafficking On The Rise

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact

A new U.N. report paints a grim picture of the millions of people trafficked for sexual exploitation and forced labor: They come from at least 136 dif...

Ending Demand Is a Common-Sense Approach That Works

Rachel Durchslag | Posted 09.27.2012 | Chicago
Rachel Durchslag

Going after the demand side of the sex trade makes sense, and this national movement to end demand for the sex trade isn't just a "moral crusade." End Demand Illinois campaign advocates for a variety of strategies.

What Anti-Trafficking Advocates Can Learn From Sex Workers

danah boyd | Posted 10.16.2012 | Gay Voices
danah boyd

Far too often, the exploitation that is occurring is a result of social and structural conditions that we've created as a society. Collapsing choice, circumstance, and coercion into one category of sex work or trafficking erodes the nuances that explain people's engagement with sex for money.

Mom Allegedly Helps 13-Year-Old Daughter Sext By Snapping Nude Photos

David Lohr | Posted 05.07.2012 | Crime

Authorities in Utah have arrested a woman for allegedly helping her 13-year-old daughter text nude photos to a 30-year-old man. The young girl's mo...

Hilary Tuttle

Man Convicted Of Having Mother Molest 9-Year-Old While He Watched On Webcam

HuffingtonPost.com | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 04.12.2012 | Crime

A New York man was convicted Wednesday of coercing a woman to molest her underage daughter while he watched via a webcam. Brooklyn resident Micheal...

Man In Little Black Dress Exposed Himself To Kids, Cops Say

Posted 04.06.2012 | Weird News

They say a little black dress is the most versatile item in a girl's wardrobe, but it should never be used like this. An Illinois man dressed in hi...

2.4 Million People Are Victims Of Human Trafficking

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 04.04.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. crime-fighting office said Tuesday that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one tim...