World News Reports
“I expose slavery in this country, because to expose it, is to kill it. Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness, to whom the light of truth, is death”
~ Frederick Douglass
CURRENT STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD:
Trafficking from Google News
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Highlighted Stories of Interest:
Legislators Work to Improve Laws on Runaways By Ian Urbina, NY Times, January 4, 2010
WASHINGTON — State and federal lawmakers from around the country are pressing a variety of new laws that would make sweeping changes in the way runaways and prostituted children are handled by police officers and social workers.
Forced hair braiding, Newark NJ by Joe Ryan, Star Ledger, March 18, 2009
From the West African country Togo, they were promised normal jobs. 20 girls in total, between the ages of 10 – 19, had to work 7 days a week, for 16 hours a day, subject to beatings.
Girls on Our Streets by Nicholas D. Kristof for NY Times Op-Ed, May 6, 2009
For many years Atlanta, Georgia has been highlighted as a place where 14 year old girls sell themselves on the street.
Sex Trafficking of Children in America 2008
The FBI is still confronted with the very real problem of domestic sex trafficking.
Teen Girls Stories of Sex Trafficking in the U.S. 2006
Several stories of girls kidnapped from our backyards and forced into prostitution.
Jessica Neuwirth: Women of the Year 2003, by Stephanie Goldberg
Whether lobbying against sex tours in or judging genocide in Rwanda, Jessica Neuwirth makes women’s rights a legal priority. For six years one woman tried to persuade prosecutors to get involved in a local tourism agency that arranged sex tours for men from New York City.
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