‘One in 10 Girls Raped or Sexually Assaulted,’ U.N. Report Says

Originally published on Yahoo News Digest on September 5, 2014— “About 120 million girls worldwide—slightly more than one in 10—have been forced to have sex by the age of 20. Further, one-fifth of all homicide victims globally are under 20 years old, resulting in 95,000 deaths in 2012, according to a new United Nations report. … More ‘One in 10 Girls Raped or Sexually Assaulted,’ U.N. Report Says

Dear Johns: Actually, You Should Be Ashamed to Buy Sex

By Charlotte Alter for Time.com on August 8, 2014— “Jim Norton isn’t entitled to sex, but women are entitled to human dignity After a nationwide crackdown on men who buy sex in the 8th National Day of Johns Arrests earlier this week, comedian Jim Norton wrote an essay asserting his right to pay prostitutes for … More Dear Johns: Actually, You Should Be Ashamed to Buy Sex

Ohio Children Sexually Trafficked By Their Own Parents in Exchange for Drugs

By Alan Johnson for The Columbus Dispatch on July 11, 2014— “Ohio children younger than 6 have been sexually trafficked by their own parents in exchange for drugs, rent and cash, a new report indicates. Information from the Ohio Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers shows that 51 minors from across the state were potential human-trafficking victims — five of them … More Ohio Children Sexually Trafficked By Their Own Parents in Exchange for Drugs

World Cup Warning over Child Prostitution with Girls as Young as 11

By Huga Gye on May 24, 2014— “Brazil faces a new epidemic of child prostitution and sex tourism in the run-up to this summer’s World Cup, politicians and activists have warned. Traffickers are reportedly recruiting young girls to work as prostitutes in the areas around the football stadiums in anticipation of a booming trade over the … More World Cup Warning over Child Prostitution with Girls as Young as 11

Dancers, Doormen, Valets and Bartenders from Six Chicago Strip Clubs Join Feds in Fighting Human Trafficking

By Annie Sweeney, Tribune reporter, on April 5, 2014— “It was a standard hotel conference room scene — slices of fresh fruit and muffins laid out next to coffee urns and bottles of water chilling on ice as the attendees straggled in, industry friends hugging hello and quickly catching up on personal lives. The west … More Dancers, Doormen, Valets and Bartenders from Six Chicago Strip Clubs Join Feds in Fighting Human Trafficking

MICHIGAN: State Senate OKs Raising Age For Prostitution Charges

By Emma Fidel for Associated Press on March 26, 2014— “Michigan lawmakers are trying to combat human trafficking and improve the state’s treatment of victims with a large bill package moving ahead in both chambers. The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to raise the minimum age for prostitution charges to 18 from 16 years old. The … More MICHIGAN: State Senate OKs Raising Age For Prostitution Charges