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A billboard in Mounds View, Minnesota, put up by the nonprofit National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Sex trafficking isn’t what you think: 4 myths debunked – and 1 real-world way to prevent sexual exploitation

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.
Many women in South Africa still don’t have access to safe toilets. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images

Why access to decent toilets could help reduce sexual violence in South Africa

Studies globally have made the link between the lack of adequate sanitation, particularly open defecation or shared community toilet facilities, and the increased risk of women and girls being raped.
Women protest chronically high rates of femicide – the killing of women – in Mexico City in November 2019. Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images

Mexico’s other epidemic: Murdered women

In Mexico City, feminist groups spray-painted the names of Mexico’s murdered women on the pavement of the Zócalo, the capital city’s enormous main square, during the International Women’s Day March.

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