U.S. State Department Starts $25M Global Fund To End Modern Slavery

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 14, 2017 The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a groundbreaking $25 million award to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery for transformational programs around the world to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery – also known as human trafficking. We would like … More U.S. State Department Starts $25M Global Fund To End Modern Slavery

Child Porn Task Force Needs ‘Help’

By Drew Mikkelsen, KING 5 News, on February 25, 2015— “After eight years going after child pornography collectors and producers, Detective Ian Polhemus said he has seen a sharp increase in cases. Polhemus believes Washington now has more child pornography offenders per-capita than any other state in the union. He blames a tech-savvy community and good … More Child Porn Task Force Needs ‘Help’

UNICEF: At Least 89 Boys Abducted in South Sudan

By Katharine Lackey, USA TODAY, on February 21, 2015— “At least 89 boys, some as young as 13, were abducted by an armed group in South Sudan, the United Nations children’s agency said Saturday. The abductions took place near Malakal in the northern part of the country, UNICEF said in a statement. The actual number could … More UNICEF: At Least 89 Boys Abducted in South Sudan

Poverty, Violence Push Honduran Children to Work

Originally posted by Alberto Arce for TheState.com on December 23, 2014— “Roberto Castellanos has the hands of a construction worker and the homework of a 6th grader. Roberto, who just turned 12, spends eight hours a day at a repair shop, sanding and painting ice cream carts for the daily pay of $2.50 in Honduran … More Poverty, Violence Push Honduran Children to Work

This Burmese Nunnery Saved 200 Girls From Sex Slavery

By Paula Froelich, Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Travel, on December 10, 2014— “Buddhist nuns are everywhere among the streets of Myanmar — of all different ages, some as young as 5. Dressed in pink loose-fitting shirts and pants with orange scarves, they have shaved heads and rely on alms to pay for their schooling, food, housing, … More This Burmese Nunnery Saved 200 Girls From Sex Slavery

Islamic State Group Recruits, Exploits Children

Originally posted on Yahoo News Digest on November 23, 2014— “In Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria, boys attend training camp and religious courses before heading off to fight. Others serve as cooks or guards at the extremists’ headquarters or as spies, informing on people in their neighborhoods. Across the vast region … More Islamic State Group Recruits, Exploits Children