More than 40% are victims of violence at least once in their lifetime, according to research. This is likely the tip of the iceberg.
Armed conflicts today involve slavery in many different forms, from forced marriage to child soldiers.
A religion scholar explains why the label of ‘cult’ gets in the way of understanding new religions and political movements.
Children are not routinely being snatched from pizza parlors and sold into sexual slavery. Sex trafficking more often looks like ‘vulnerable people struggling to survive’ through sex.
Child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking are serious problems. Misinformation is harming efforts to combat them.
A missing girl, a sensational trial, and the troubled history of anti-trafficking.
Facebook is planning to put end-to-end encryption on all its messaging services soon. But governments aren’t happy about it, as it could make it harder to catch criminals.
Between 1% and 9% of sex offenders are female. Many are ‘co-offenders,’ recruiting and manipulating victims for others.
Jeffrey Epstein may be the current face of sex trafficking, but buying and selling youth for sex is a common practice in the US.
Part of a law that goes into effect in New York state on Aug. 14 allows victims more time sue in civil court. Epstein’s victims can still go after his estate.
Citizens-watch programs designed by police to aid anti-trafficking efforts threaten the rights and safety of sex workers.
Sex trafficking is the most common form of human trafficking. Globally, an estimated 4.8 million people are forced into sexual exploitation.
While there’s still a great deal that is unknown about sex trafficking, research studies and nonprofits have been able to gather telling data on this industry’s victims and perpetrators.
Many trafficked victims are female. But what happens when the perpetrator is also female, and was once a victim herself?
Governments should heed the expertise of the grassroots nonprofits that witness this scourge firsthand.
New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft’s criminal charges in a suspected sex trafficking case draw new attention to this illicit underground economy.
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.
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.
The Crossing tells the story of a girl who had been trafficked using the ‘lover boy’ technique.
July 30 marks the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. How can computer scientists help combat this problem?