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I was sold by Mum and Dad to make images of child abuse

One of Raven Kaliana's earliest memories is being taken to a family portrait studio by her parents, at around the age of four. The studio was in the basement of a department store in a town 50 miles from their home. Once they had arrived, they waited for another couple to arrive with their own …

Embassy Row: The 'darkness of exploitation' in sex trade

The U.S. ambassador in Mexico warned about the dangers of modern slavery in a recent newspaper article but declined to mention Mexico’s failure to …

Child Sex Trafficking Residential Programs: The Basics

Advocates for America's child sex trafficking victim continue to promote "prostitution" or "sex trafficking" as a disease -- something that requires specialized treatment. Prostitution is not a disease -- it is a circumstance that presents itself as a solution to escaping chaotic homes …

Jewish groups ramping up response to sex trafficking

Many victims of sex trafficking say they don’t choose the life and cannot extricate themselves from it. (Shutterstock)<p>NEW YORK (JTA) — It started …

'After the wedding, fear set in': a Yemeni child bride's story

Ask Noora Al Shami about her wedding day and she remembers the childish delight of an 11-year-old girl playing at being an adult. She was thrilled at friends and family gathering for a three-day party in the Yemeni port city of Al Hudaydah, 140 miles west of the capital city of Sana'a.<p>There were …

If we want to bring this to 100 villages in Orissa, India, we can't stop now! charitywater.org/september Photo: @jeremysnell