Study Aims to Find ‘New Tools’ to Combat Underage Women in Vegas Sex Trafficking

Originally posted by Yahoo News Digest on February 19, 2017— “A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and online. Of 190 identified sex-trafficking victims in 2014, Arizona … More Study Aims to Find ‘New Tools’ to Combat Underage Women in Vegas Sex Trafficking

Myanmar Activists Fight for Child Servant Rights

Originally posted by AFP on Yahoo! News on February 15, 2017— “Thi Thi Nwe waited three days until the girl was left unguarded in her hospital bed to approach her, the first step in a months-long process highlighting the challenges of protecting child servants. The NGO worker first saw the teenager, whose back and torso were … More Myanmar Activists Fight for Child Servant Rights

Sold Into Marriage: How Rohingya Girls Become Child Brides in Malaysia

Originally posted byBy Rozanna Latiff and Ebrahim Harris for Reuters on February 14, 2017—”The slight girl in a turquoise headscarf held back tears as she recalled what happened when she fled to Malaysia from Myanmar’s violence-hit Rakhine state. Just 12-years-old at the time, she was forced to wed a man she did not know, and … More Sold Into Marriage: How Rohingya Girls Become Child Brides in Malaysia

Human slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Syria

Originally posted by Amnesty International on February 6, 2017— “A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their prison cells … More Human slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Syria

Myanmar Army Claims It Has Ended Rohingya Muslim Crackdown

Originally by Eleanor Ross for Newsweek on February 16, 2017— “Myanmar’s army has ended its “clearance” operations in the turbulent Rakhine state in the north of the country, a senior official said in a statement Wednesday. The army has now returned control of the region back to the police, it was also reported. National Security … More Myanmar Army Claims It Has Ended Rohingya Muslim Crackdown

ISIS Reportedly Keeps Files on How Many Sex Slaves Its Fighters Have

Originally posted on Fox News on February 7, 2017— “The Islamic State reportedly keeps meticulous records of its jihadi warriors on file with some of the information ranging from country of origin to blood type to the amount of slave girls each fighter has. Documents obtained by the Washington Post show the different informational categories … More ISIS Reportedly Keeps Files on How Many Sex Slaves Its Fighters Have

Flight Attendants Train to Spot Human Trafficking

Originally posted by KALHAN ROSENBLATT on February 4, 2017, on NBC— “Shelia Fedrick said she instinctively felt something was wrong the moment she saw the girl with greasy blonde hair sitting in the window seat of aisle 10 on a flight from Seattle to San Francisco. The girl “looked like she had been through pure hell,” … More Flight Attendants Train to Spot Human Trafficking

New Statistics report provides 2016 Data From the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline

Originally posted on PolarisProject.org in January 2017— “Our new statistics report provides 2016 data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, Polaris’s BeFree Textline, and communications referencing overseas cases. Through these hotlines, Polaris has the largest available data set on human trafficking in the United States. Comprehensive case and call data for the U.S., … More New Statistics report provides 2016 Data From the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline

A Victory Against Online Peddlers of Children For Sex

Originally published on January 12, 2017, on The Seattle Times, by Nicholas Kristof— “As a 16-year-old high school sophomore living in Boston, Asia Graves was sold on the internet “like a pizza,” she recalls, handed over to be raped by strange men every day. Along with thousands of other girls, she was sold through what … More A Victory Against Online Peddlers of Children For Sex