Trump has signed a law aimed at curbing sex trafficking.
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Governments should heed the expertise of the grassroots nonprofits that witness this scourge firsthand.
Hotels and motels along major highways are common spots for sex trafficking.
New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft's criminal charges in a suspected sex trafficking case draw new attention to this illicit underground economy.
Residents of Kolkata’s Sonagachi redlight district at a rally during the week-long sex workers’ freedom festival in 2012.
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If India really wants to stop sex trafficking, legislators might consider asking sex workers in Kolkata how they keep the Sonagachi red light district safe and exploitation-free.
Anti-trafficking evangelical activists are often sensationalist and incite fear, prurient interest, and a sense of moral righteousness in their crusade against sex work.
In the past two decades, the fight against human sex trafficking has become an evangelical mission but sex-worker rights advocates have rejected the conflation of sex trafficking and prostitution.
A scene from The Crossing, a project on human trafficking.
The Crossing tells the story of a girl who had been trafficked using the 'lover boy' technique.
Ngwe Thein says he was forced to work on a fishing trawler with inadequate food and little or no pay.
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July 30 marks the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. How can computer scientists help combat this problem?
From the depths of the dark web, the identities and location of pimps can be scrubbed.
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Two criminologists wanted to learn the tricks of the trade so they went to the source, interviewing over 70 pimps.
Children in the U.S. foster care system can languish for years.
When a child dies from neglect or maltreatment from parents, outraged observers demand at-risk kids be placed in foster care. But the US foster care system can pose risks for children, too.
It’s not what you think.
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Theresa May’s much vaunted Modern Slavery Bill is designed to stamp out what she describes as a “disgusting trade in human beings”, and a new report on trafficking from the National Crime Agency (NCA…
Claims that most off-street prostitutes have been “trafficked” are overegged.
Cases in which women or children have been forced into prostitution under the violent control of a third party are often described as the tip of a very large iceberg. One of the principal statistical claims…
‘Susan’, a trafficked sex worker - one of a minority, research has suggested.
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The moral panic on the supposed prevalence of trafficking in the global sex industry rests on a lie: that the majority of sex workers are trafficked. In fact, the opposite is true. However, on the basis…