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Sexual Exploitation

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

Dr. Kevin A. Osten | Posted 08.20.2014 | 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 07.17.2014 | 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...

'Fighting For A World Where Girls Are Not for Sale'

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The first time I heard Rachel Lloyd speak was in 2005, the year of the 70th Annual Academy Awards. "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" had won for the b...

Calif. Parents Fight Pimps Targeting Their Kids For Sex Trafficking

Turnstyle | Posted 11.19.2011 | Impact
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com and NPR.org. Turnstyle News is a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainm...

Woman Charged With Trying To Sell Daughter's Virginity

AP | Posted 07.23.2011 | Home

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City woman has been charged with offering her 11-year-old daughter's virginity to a man in exchange for $10,000. T...

Underage Prostitution in New York City

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tasha Mitchell

Very Young Girls (2007) documents the lives of underage prostitutes, as young as 12, residing in NYC. Looking for a "daddy" or someone to "love" them, these very young callgirls turned to pimps.

Sexual Trafficking in Israel

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

January 11 was Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The statistics are overwhelming. Sexual trafficking makes up a significant percentage of these numbers. No country is immune.

Fitness Guru and Ex-Porn Star Speaks Out About Exploitation in Erotica

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

While I don't plan on filming my next exercise movie in a tiny tube top or storing my interval timer in my cleavage a la Zuzana, her message of strength, resilience and living life on her own terms is one I can definitely get behind.

The Truth About Why I Do This Work

Rachel Lloyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachel Lloyd

Girls need clothing and food and shelter as much as they need love. In fact, it's through our practical support that we can show our love.

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Directed by British filmmaker Jamie Doran with Afghan investigative journalist Najibullah Quraishi, The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan reveals a stunning subculture nearly unknown in the West.

Adventures in Pornland

Gail Dines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gail Dines

When I started to write Pornland, my first thought was: How can I find the words to describe just how brutal mainstream Internet porn has become?