The light was still dim when Monowara Begum (pictured) shuffled into her sandals and began her morning patrol. With a slight wheeze, the 44-year-old paced the alleyways, scowling behind gold-rimmed glasses as she listened for…
Kelvin Lim began working to raise awareness about human trafficking in 2009. He used music and organised events at schools and universities across Malaysia, sometimes accompanied by his band. Then, one day in 2016, a…
Cryptocurrencies offer vast potential for catching sexual predators—but it remains mostly untapped.
Filipina women interviewed across Asia, Europe and the Middle East lost jobs or had salaries cut since the pandemic — others were subjected to physical abuse.
Undocumented migrant women are cut off from critical support services inside Italy’s immigration detention center during the pandemic and are being deported despite their legal right to protection as a result.
There is still no law against discrimination on the basis of gender in the Philippines, and, as a result, transgender people are subject to regular violence and abuse.
The pardon of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton by President Rodrigo Duterte is the final chapter in a case that reignited debate over old defense treaties.
It’s the early, pinkish hours of the morning, and Ruchira Gupta is already on the phone to a local farmer in Uttar Pradesh, India, working to persuade him to give her whatever potatoes and onions…
The three young women agreed they would escape by nightfall. They didn’t have any money or documents, but Jessica, 19, and her friends knew it was time to go. The brothel was not as crowded…
Online sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines has soared since COVID-19 began, while lockdown has robbed them of safe havens.
For anyone familiar with the mechanisms and methods that drive trafficking, it’s obvious why rates of exploitation spike during international crises.
Teams of undercover investigators tasked with identifying and removing webpages containing child abuse material have reported a massive spike.
Wearing pajamas and a pair of plastic slip-on shoes, the 12-year-old girl crouched in a doorway and texted a friend to say she’d run away. It was raining, and the mud stuck to her flip-flops…
When 14-year-old Wounaba first found out that she was pregnant, she was excited—until the fear kicked in.
With weak protections against child marriage, Bangladesh has been named one of the most dangerous countries where girls can grow up in the world.
The Philippines sex industry and potential for continued exploitation is indirectly aided by legislative loopholes and indifference from authorities.
Approximately 52 percent of girls in Bangladesh are coerced into marriage as children and left without the support they need to protect themselves.
Sold by traffickers, trapped for years and raped many times a day … this is the life of tens of thousands of underage girls in Bangladesh.