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The Boko Haram Kidnappings: What You Can Do

Auren Kaplan | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

You might not be able to bring back the girls kidnapped in Nigeria with your support now, but you can ensure that the world takes preventive steps to ensure that women and girls are protected, empowered, and educated -- fearlessly -- around the world.

After Going Undercover To A Brothel Selling Kids For Sex, This Man Is Now Fighting Child Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact

In the fall of 2002, Rob Morris stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a Southeast Asian brothel with a group of men who were staring hungrily at young girls t...

Utah Trucker Accused Of Keeping Sex Slaves

AP | Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal charges have been filed against a Utah trucker accused of keeping sex slaves in his semitrailer for months at a time. ...

The Pope Is Leading And It's Time to Follow

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

It's hard to miss: Pope Francis is a man with a mission - to bring his papacy "to the streets" and to comfort the "untouchables."

The Fight to End the Exploitation of Our Youth

Erica Thompson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Erica Thompson

Once or twice a month, myself and a handful of other volunteers pack a bus and head for neighborhoods that others would give anything to get out of. Our mission is to bring light, hope and healing to our sexually-exploited youth

Osaka Mayor: Wartime Sex Slaves Were Necessary

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

TOKYO -- An outspoken nationalist mayor said the Japanese military's forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary t...

Chinese Father Convicted Of Murder, Rape, Prostitution In Horrifying Capital Case

Posted 11.30.2012 | Crime

Li Hao, a Chinese man who held six women in an underground sex dungeon was sentenced to death Friday, according to CNN. He was convicted on charges of...

Nurse Allegedly Recruited Patients As Sex Slaves

Posted 11.21.2012 | Crime

A nurse practitioner in Connecticut is accused of plotting to kidnap one of his patients and her daughters to imprison them as his sex slaves. A wa...

Kathleen Miles

Teen Allegedly Held Captive, Abused And Forced To Prostitute

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.12.2012 | Los Angeles

It's hard to believe that slavery still exists, but it does, all around us. In late June, a 27-year-old Los Angeles pimp was arrested for allegedly...

Janean Chun

A Former Sex Slave Finds Freedom As An Entrepreneur

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 05.21.2012 | Small Business

Pamela Villarreal grew up as a sheltered child in a middle class home in upstate New York. But at age 15, one act of youthful rebellion ended up with ...

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...

Real Estate Broker Pleads Guilty In Sex Slave Scandal

Posted 12.23.2011 | Crime

A Missouri real estate broker pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges surrounding an eight year scandal in which several men held captive a mentally disa...

Women Own 1% of the World's Property -- Occupy That

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

How much poorer do we want women to get in the world? It's really hard to imagine. Despite the successes of feminists during the past century, even in the U.S. we have a persistent and growing feminization of poverty.

'A Crisis Happening Right In Front Of Us': Atlanta Hospital Fights Sex Trafficking

Posted 08.20.2011 | Impact

Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. is now training its health care personnel to identify victims of sex trafficking, CNN reports. In the train...

Sex Slave Industry Thrives In Ukraine's Odessa (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Ukrainian city of Odessa is best known throughout Europe for its sun-drenched beaches and high-end spas. Yet according to a new report, the city's...

African Sex Slaves Forced To Work In Irish Brothels

GlobalPost | Conor O'Clery | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A founder of the Irish Republic, Eamon de Valera, famously idealized Ireland 70 years ago as an innocent land of saints and scholars, whose villages w...

Khartoum Regime Hosts the World's Most Barbaric Militia: The Lord's Resistance Army

Mia Farrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mia Farrow

After the Lord's Resistance Army attacked a Central African village in Obo, they took three hundred children. Presumably the children were flown back to Northern Sudan to be sold on the slave market.

Author Joseph Yannai Faces Sex Slavery Charges

The Journal News | Jonathan Bandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Charges have been upgraded against a Pound Ridge author accused of luring foreign women to jobs at his home, failing to pay them and forcing some into...

Break the Chains of Modern Slavery: End Demand

Amb. Swanee Hunt and Lina Sidrys Nealon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Swanee Hunt and Lina Sidrys Nealon

Slavery is more prevalent today than at any point in history. Free the Slaves estimates that 27 million people are trapped in debt bondage, domestic servitude, hard labor, or the sex trade.

Period Panties Protest

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

I always knew my undies were powerful. In college someone went to the trouble of breaking into my apartment to steal them. (Side story: the perp wa...