Jessica Blumerick

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Brazil child sex trade alarm as World Cup nears

Wyre Davies<p>http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1081000/1081025_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531319814_92578e90669d47d8c0de6cbb3e82e29f<p><b>Joana Maranhao is, by anybody's reckoning, a remarkable young woman.</b><p>She is a world-class swimmer who represented Brazil at three …

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Inside the world of human sex trafficking | The Star

Low self-esteem<p>The mantra for those who work with women who have been trafficked — those who are trafficked for commercial sex are mainly women — is …

How Sex Work Became Invisible in America

Law enforcement plays the determining role in where and when sex workers make a living in the United States.<p>I spent the spring between a handful of U.S. cities toting around a bag printed in gold with BIG BROTHEL IS WATCHING YOU. In TSA lines and hotels, I turned the words toward my chest. As …

Women from All Over the World Are Being Sex-Trafficked into Greece

Most of the women are brought into the country after responding to fake job postings and are either emotionally manipulated or physically threatened into the sex trade. Some of them are forced to have sex for as little as five dollars.<p><i>Photos by Myrto Papadopoulos</i><p>As if Greece didn't have enough …

Haunting Images Tell the Story of Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

<b>Kay Chernush believes in the power of reinventing one's self. It's a central theme in her photography and the narrative of her own life.</b><p>She describes the moment following her double mastectomy when everything changed: "I experienced a strong sense of emptiness, as though I was dangling over a void. …

Taking Action Against Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

Photo Credit: Walk Free Foundation<p>Oct. 18th 2014 marked Anti-Slavery Day in the U.K. and Anti-Trafficking Day in Europe. It provides an opportunity to highlight the significance of the global anti-slavery movement at a time when there are more people in slavery than in the entire 350-year history …

10 indicted in Bay Area human trafficking and brothel ring

A federal grand jury in San Francisco has indicted ten people who allegedly ran a network of 40 brothels throughout the Bay Area employing women …

Hungarian pimps operated male sex-slave ring in New York City: charges

Hungarian pimps forced young gay men to work as sex slaves in New York City and Miami, authorities say.<p>The three victims turned tricks for up to 20 …

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Here's How Easy It Is For Human Traffickers To Transport Victims Into The US

Human traffickers are exploiting thousands of victims in the U.S. with ease mostly because authorities are not properly trained to identify these crimes, according to a new groundbreaking report.<p>An estimated 21 million people across the globe are subjected to forced labor and other forms of …

America's Dirty Little Secret: Sex Trafficking Is Big Business

Eighteen-year-old Hannah Graham is not the first girl to vanish in America without a trace--my hometown of Charlottesville, Va., has had five women go missing over the span of five years--and it is doubtful she will be the last. I say doubtful because America is in the grip of a highly profitable, …

How States Can Help End Trafficking

The idea of trafficking in humans calls up images of the slave trade in the 17th and 18th century, of immigrants lured into forced labor and prostitution during the great wave of immigration and the early twentieth century and of mobsters violating the Mann Act, which forbids taking persons across …

Strip Club Owners Are Being Trained to Hand Over Trafficking Victims to Authorities | VICE News

On Tuesday a group called Club Operators Against Sex Trafficking (COAST) held its latest meeting in a hotel ballroom in Portland, Oregon. About 60 strip club employees and managers were in attendance, most of them exotic dancers. So were two special federal agents — Erin Burke and Rene Schlegel …

Two Boston Women File Lawsuit Against Backpage.com for Child Sex Trafficking Allegations

The complaint alleges that the website promoted, supported and benefited from sex trafficking in the U.S.<p><i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>A legal team led by …

My Teenage Sweetheart Was Killed To Preserve Her Family's 'Honor'

Some sources were speculating it was an "honor killing," which Amina had chillingly predicted to me in private. Such crimes, which are tragically common in other parts of the world, typically involve the murders of female family members considered to have disgraced the family name, either by having …

Special Report: Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade | Reuters

PHANG NGA Thailand (Reuters) - When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, “I’ll see you soon.” He said he expected to return that evening.<p>A suspected victim of human trafficking prays at a government shelter in Takua Pa district …

ISIS Is Now Bragging About Enslaving Women and Children

In its English-language magazine, the organization issues a religious justification for its treatment of the Yazidis.<p>In the newest issue of <i>Dabiq</i>, the English-language magazine published by ISIS, the extremist group for the first time confirmed and justified the capturing, enslaving, and selling of …

Hungarian pimps operated male sex-slave ring in New York City: charges

Hungarian pimps forced young gay men to work as sex slaves in New York City and Miami, authorities say.<p>The three victims turned tricks for up to 20 …

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Immigrant Women Sexually Abused By U.S. Detention Center Staff, Complaint Alleges

Staff at a detention center in Karnes City, Texas, traded sex with immigrant women for money and promises for help, according to a complaint filed Thursday.<p>The complaint was filed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and others this week. It includes a number of …

Bikini barista-stand owner faces prostitution charge

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The owner of bikini coffee stands in Washington state banked more than $2 million in just three years because her baristas were also selling sex acts, according to local prosecutors.<p>Snohomish County prosecutors charged Carmela Panico, a 52-year-old former nude dancer, with …

Posing as a Prostitute in a Turkish Brothel: Correspondent Confidential | VICE News

Journalists go deep. Sometimes they go so deep into a story they lose track of where the story ends and their private life begins. Correspondent Confidential is a series of illustrated documentary shorts narrated by award-winning journalists. Newspaper reporters, documentary filmmakers, radio …

Sex trafficker sentenced after woman escapes from 6-story window

The view from the 6th floor window through which the victim jumped. (Manhattan DA’s Office)<p><b>NEW YORK (PIX11) –</b> After kidnapping a woman and using …

‘Poverty, lack of education undermining efforts to end child marriage’

India has witnessed a decline in child marriage in the last two decades, but going by the slow pace it will require another 50 years to abolish the …