The FBI has said more than 300,000 children and youth per year are forced into prostitution. But perspectives from the girls themselves, who are caught up in what's known as "the game," are often missing from reports.
Protesters are asking Craigslist to close the euphemistically named "Adult Services" section of their website and set a sex industry-free standard that would help to eliminate human trafficking worldwide and prostitution.
To date there is no single community that has organized all of the necessary anti-exploitation programs and activities to stop sex trafficking; but there are many interesting initiatives in the United States.
It is unacceptable, in a civilized and progressive society, that a business using a website, or any other form of mass communication, can facilitate the selling, buying and exploitation of children for sex.
Baptist missionaries loaded 33 Haitian children without proper documentation into a bus, even as some of them were crying out for their mothers, insisting they weren't orphans and begging to be allowed to return home.