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During a trip to Egypt in the 1990s, Dr. Cesar Chelala learned something that was a cross between horrifying and hard-to-believe. Ninety percent of the women there had undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Human trafficking thrives in the shadows. Victims may be unwilling or unable to get help, with the result that we never learn about their plight.
Dr. Andrea Nichols, the author of Sex Trafficking in the United States, has been involved with anti-human trafficking since 2006. Currently, she teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.
Crimes against children have changed in the digital age. Doctors Richard B. Krueger and Meg Kaplan, a husband and wife team of psychiatrists from Columbia University, believe that our legal system hasn’t kept up.
Are you aware of a major dispute among those who are dealing with sex trafficking?
The disagreement centers on whether or not to remove criminal penalties for sex work. Specifically, should commercial sex acts between consenting adults be decriminalized?
As Andrew X was exploring how he might get involved, chance intervened. He was on an airplane sitting next to a retired Marine when the guy told him about the Guardian Group
The Marine told him that members of the Guardian Group have a unique ability not only to find the sex traffickers, but also to break up their rings, and put the perpetrators behind bars.
If you’re looking for a basic book that contains, under one cover, the information you’re most likely to want to know about sex trafficking, this is what you’re looking for. Andrea J. Nichols combines the best academic research with gripping accounts of how sex trafficking plays out in practice.
If you want to read one of the most inspiring and well-written books possible, get Slave Stealers: True Accounts of Slave Rescues Then and Now.
From what dark place does that person come? He wants it so badly that he risks getting in trouble with the law; he’s willing to pay the trafficker, and he’s going against some of the strongest social norms in the world.
Take a trip back to the year 2004 and meet young Mindy Meadows, 14 years old. (By the way, I’m not using her real name. The United States Department of State has asked members of the media not to use the real names of people who’ve been in Mindy’s situation.)
A woman has managed to escape her trafficker and now wants more than anything else to put her life back together and lead a normal life. However, she has a police record as long as your arm.
It’s the crime of smuggling human beings in the sealed containers you see stacked on ocean-going container ships. This particular form of human trafficking has its own unique horrors.