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Study: 41 percent of homeless youth in Louisville area are sex-trafficking victims

A University of Louisville study shows that nearly 41 percent of homeless youth surveyed in the Louisville area reported they have been the victim of …

How tech companies are trying to combat trafficking

Sex trafficking and human slavery are certainly nothing new, but the internet has created a lawless space for predators to buy and sell people. Today, more than 150,000 escort ads are posted in the US every day, many of them for children. The human trafficking industry enslaves an estimated 27 …

Child trafficking in China often starts with parents selling their own kids

In China, anywhere from 20,000 to 200,000 children are abducted every year, either sent into forced labor or sold to quasi-legal adoption brokers. While many of these children were taken away by strangers in public places, public court documents from China indicate that child traffickers often have …

When Sex Trafficking Goes Unnoticed in America

Many cases go unreported, making it a difficult crime for law enforcement personnel to spot.<p>How do you identify sex-trafficking victims when such cases go largely undetected or unreported?*<p>It’s an issue with which law-enforcement agencies in the U.S. continually struggle. Detective Bill Woolf with …

Crime

Sold into marriage - how Rohingya girls become child brides in Malaysia | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The slight girl in a turquoise headscarf held back tears as she recalled what happened when she fled to Malaysia from Myanmar’s violence-hit Rakhine state. Just 12-years-old at the time, she was forced to wed a man she did not know, and who was more than a decade older than …

Human trafficking: Women are the first victims

Trafficked women in EU countries most commonly end up in sexual exploitation. And Member States’ different legal processes and legislation are not …

Are 27 million people trapped in modern slavery?

If the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker, R-Tenn., has one special cause, it is ending modern slavery. In December, he won …

Fact Checking

7 Ways You Can Help In The Fight Against Human Trafficking

It's everyone's responsibility.<p>When A Plus co-founder Ashton Kutcher testified before Congress about his work with Thorn regarding the horrors of …

Human Trafficking