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Child Trafficking

Trafficked: A Youth Radio Investigation, Part 1

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

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.

Nicholas Kristof Helping End Girl and Women Slavery

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Girls are kidnapped as young as seven and eight years old, and then sold into brothels. Young women are forced into prostitution by trickery and coercion. Why should this matter to you?

Craigslist Adult Services Shutdown: It's About Human Rights

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

That's why it was so critical to take down what became the "Walmart" of child prostitution and sex trafficking online. It is now less convenient, easy, and normative to sell girls online.

Craigslist Response to Girl Survivors of Domestic Sex Trafficking

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Craigslist needs to do more to prevent the trafficking of young girls on its website. The "adult services" section must be shut down until a solution to this problem is implemented.

Man Sold Son Online After Splitting With Boy's Mother

Telegraph | Published: 7:00AM BST 11 Jun 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The man from the central province of Hubei sold his two-year-old son to a Beijing couple in April last year after advertising the child online, the Be...

Child Sex Trafficking and The Politics of Pimping

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

244,000. That's the number of young Americans under the age of 16 believed to be at risk of child sexual exploitation that includes prostitution and...

Protest on Craiglist Doorsteps in San Francisco to End "Adult Services" Section

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Conchita Sarnoff

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.

My Trip To Bolivia

Dayle Haddon | Posted 09.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Dayle Haddon

After a few days traveling through Bolivia, I realized this was a different kind of poverty from the in-your-face version I'd experienced in Africa on other UNICEF trips.

'Orphan Doctor' Calls on World Community to End Orphan Crisis by Tackling Poverty

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Dr. Jane Aronson, founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), has issued a bold response today to a recent article on child trafficking. J...

First 'Davos' for Women's International Development Held in NYC

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Cecilia Attias Foundation for Women (CAFW) hosted its first "Dialogue for Action" last week in New York City. In short, the event dedicated to he...

Spectacular Sold-Out Premiere of Anti-Child Trafficking Film in NYC

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Cambodian Parliament Member Mu Sochua received a standing ovation from the sold-out, standing room-only crowd at the red carpet world premier of REDLI...

Internet Pornography Is the "Sexual Revolution" on Speed

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

It is an established fact that without the supply and distribution routes there would not be a porn, drugs or weapons industries with its manifold jutting tentacles.

Girl Slavery in America

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

An estimated 100,000-300,000 American children are at risk for becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation. The average age of a prostituted girl in the U.S. is 12-14 years.

Brilliant Film Premiers Monday in NYC, Offering Solution to Global Child Exploitation

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Not often does a filmmaker present both an untenable social problem - and its solution. Not often is its filmmaker an artist as well as a banker and ...

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Sponsors House Hearing on Child Trafficking

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

In order to undertake the darker side of immigration reform, such as child trafficking, lawmakers must create a sustainable budget and measurement system that collates factual data and statistics.

Kansas to Become First Anti-Sex Trafficking Model City in America

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

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.

VIDEO: Less Human Trafficking Awareness Campaigns, More Action Campaigns

Jamaal Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jamaal Bell

I recently spoke to David Batstone, Director of the Not For Sale Campaign, to discuss human trafficking. I focused on the question of how can the everyday citizen help combat human trafficking.

Teens Sold as Sex Slaves on Craigslist

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

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.

Cartel Killing Place Texas and Mexico on High Alert

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Conchita Sarnoff

President Calderon needs vital American resources and support today. Mexico cannot and should not fight this war singlehandedly, since the number one consumer for drugs trafficked is the US.

Visiting Rescue Shelters in India

Rani Hong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rani Hong

It had been days of travel, heat, humidity, cramped spaces, and heartbreaking stories.

U.S. Senate Holds Child Trafficking Hearing

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

It is high time to shift gears in our country and do something about child trafficking at the legislative level.

Congress Confirms Over 100,000 American Girls Being Exploited Through Commercial Sex

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

Every year more than 2 million children are trafficked world-wide. That number is at best conservative and at worst speculative since there is no systematic data in place.

Minors in Migration: Child Trafficking in the Caribbean

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arlene M. Roberts

One aspect of the human trafficking equation that does not get the attention it deserves is child trafficking - particularly in the Caribbean.

Selling Children in America

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

At long last a step in the right direction! With the heart wrenching crisis in Haiti reaching its apex and human atrocities being plastered across eve...

Did U.S. Baptists Cross the Line Between "Good Intentions" and Child Kidnapping In Haiti?

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Rowe

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.