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Masculinity and the Crisis in Cambodian Child Rape

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

Since first viewing it on a Phnom Penh newsstand, I have not been able to get a headline from a local paper out of my mind: "Figures Show General Acceptance of Child Rape." No matter how many times I read it, I can't make any sense of it.

Federal Court: If You Buy a Girl, You're a Sex Trafficker

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 03.06.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

A U.S. Federal Circuit Court has ruled that customers who arrange for or have sex with children under age 18 are to be considered human traffickers. Wow. That's a big and heavy stick we can use to protect kids who are forced into having sex for someone else's profit.

Traffickers Who Torture in Egypt and Sudan

Human Rights Watch | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Human Rights Watch

Traffickers have kidnapped, tortured, and killed refugees, most from Eritrea, in eastern Sudan and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, according to dozens of interviewees.

Hotel Industry Combats Sex Trafficking at Super Bowl

Rep. Grace Meng | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Rep. Grace Meng

With the help the region's hotel-motel workers and guests, we can put up the biggest fight yet against Super Bowl-related sex trafficking, and even use this event as a model to combat trafficking throughout the year.

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.

Five Things You Can Do to Fight Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Juhu Thukral | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Juhu Thukral

It's important to start the year thinking about ways to address and prevent trafficking in persons, given that, throughout the world, so many workers and young people experience this assault on their dignity and autonomy.

An Allied Effort to Save History

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 03.25.2014 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

Antiquities trafficking is not perpetrated by rich and beautiful characters like Thomas Crown and Lara Croft. Experts have warned that instead, organized crime, rebel armies and even terrorist cells may be the ones carrying out and profiting from these crimes.

This 'Player' Was Celibate For A Year To Help Sex Trafficking Victims

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

A self-admitted "player" who chased one-night stands and not much more on the relationship front, Pete Lynagh was not the kind of guy you’d expect t...

12 Years A Slave: More Than a History Lesson

Free The Slaves | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Free The Slaves

It's important to remember that the events depicted in 12 Years a Slave are still happening today. Slavery didn't end with the Civil War or the Emancipation Proclamation. It was outlawed, but not ended.

How This Brave Trafficking Survivor Is Helping Other Victims Escape

2013-08-28-ScreenShot20130828at6.15.32PM.png | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact

By Christa Hillstrom, YES! Magazine Flor Molina thought it was her lucky break. At 28, she had just lost her youngest child and was working two jo...

Arms Trafficking Gang Detained

AP | Associated Press | Posted 09.05.2013 | Latino Voices

BRASILIA -- Brazilian police say seven people have been detained and 22 high-caliber guns and munitions have been seized in an operation targeting a b...

Who Is A Victim Of Human Sex Trafficking?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact

CICERO, Ill. — Cops in the Chicago area call it a "track," a stretch of street known for its steady sex trade. Women in tight, scant clothing s...

The Solution To Ending Human Trafficking

2013-04-05-logo.jpg | Posted 08.29.2013 | Impact

By Iris C. Gonzales, Women's eNews ANGON, Myanmar (WOMENSENEWS)--Gold-plated pagodas with monks in reddish brown robes glisten under the August sun...

Jessica Prois

More States Get Serious About Human Trafficking | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact

Updated: Aug. 15, 6:50 p.m. EST Cindy McCain spoke out Wednesday not as a businesswoman or a politician's wife but as a modern-day abolitionist, fi...

The Buck Stops Here: Using Public Funds for Public Good

Amol Mehra | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Amol Mehra

Our tax dollars should not be lining the pockets of any business that makes profits through complicity in human rights violations, be they the atrocities in the Congo, trafficking in humans, child labor or sweatshops.

WATCH: Sex Trafficking Victim Shares Her Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.05.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Sex trafficking is often thought of as a third world problem, something that happens outside the United States. The ugly truth is that it's a multi-bi...

Fighting Human Trafficking, One Community at a Time

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Anna Maria Chavez

Fighting human trafficking has become one of the great civil and human rights issues of our generation. That is why yesterday, August 1, I participated in a convening of the NGO community in Washington D.C., to discuss the issue of trafficking.

Evolving Our Image of Human Trafficking

Cameron Conaway | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Sex sells, I get it, but there's a dangerous stagnation, when more people than ever may be familiar with the term "human trafficking", but not associate it with where the shirts on their back or the food in their shelves came from.

Obama's Lifeline to Africa's Park Rangers

Carter Roberts | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Carter Roberts

It is almost inconceivable that a place as remote, sacred and seemingly well-protected as Dzanga Bai could become a killing ground -- an "elephant mortuary," as sources on the ground described it.

The Fight Is on Against Child Sex Trafficking in New York State

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 08.06.2013 | New York
Kevin M. Ryan

The bill, known as the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act, declares that 16- and 17-year-olds who are arrested for prostitution are victims in need of services, not criminals. Right now only youth through age 15 get that protection. Hitting your Sweet 16 birthday shouldn't mean that you no longer need justice.

There's More to Naghma's Story

Wayne Nelson | Posted 06.01.2013 | Media
Wayne Nelson

Naghma's story has become a heartbreaking example of the plight of women and the poor in Afghanistan, calling into question how much the United States and its allies have really achieved after a decade of war in protecting Afghanistan's most vulnerable.

Trafficking Victims: Local Problem, World Epidemic

Rani Hong | Posted 03.03.2013 | World
Rani Hong

There are millions of other individuals, like that little girl I was -- imprisoned, enslaved, and silenced -- unable to tell their stories. I speak for those without a voice. Join us in this battle.

UN Report: Child Trafficking On The Rise

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 02.15.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- A new U.N. report paints a grim picture of the millions of people trafficked for sexual exploitation and forced labor: They come fro...

Underground Trade, Part One: Hiding in Plain Sight

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Wellesley, Mass., went from a town renowned for its colleges and highly educated residents to a place where cops busted an alleged prostitution ring that operated out of a massage parlor.

Global Sex Trafficking & the Guy Next Door

Lauren Hersh | Posted 01.11.2013 | Impact
Lauren Hersh

According to the US Department of State, research in nine countries concluded that 60 to 75 percent of women in prostitution are raped and 70 to 95 percent are physically assaulted. The vast majority of prostitution results from gender inequality, racism and poverty.