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Dade County Florida Program for Trafficked Children

Listen to the podcast here. It might be pushing it to call the Trump administration’s family separation policy a cause of the national rise in the sexual trafficking of children, but there is evidence to…

The Living Hell of Young Girls Enslaved in Bangladesh’s Brothels

After five years in the brothel, Labonni stopped dreaming of being rescued. Ever since she had been sold to a madam at 13 years old, customers had promised to help her escape. None had followed…

Trump’s Human Trafficking Record Is Fake News

The U.S. government has just released a highly anticipated human rights report that whitewashes the effects of its own policies.

Homes to Heal Trafficked Children

Lisbeth takes out her cellphone and flashes a picture of her foster daughter. Two years ago, the teenager was living on the streets near Miami. Her mother, who was addicted to drugs, would disappear for…

Trump Exposed for Undercutting Trafficking Victim Protections

Listen to the episode here. See Jenna’s article at the 4:11 mark. The Trump administration is cracking down on key protections for victims of human trafficking, an international crisis impacting 40 million victims. MSNBC Chief…

How a Miami Judge Pioneered a New Way of Handling Minor Human Trafficking Cases

The turning point came the day a 13-year-old girl appeared in Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesias’s Miami courtroom. The child wouldn’t make eye contact, so the judge asked her to approach the bench. That’s when she saw…

‘The Ones Nobody Misses’: Scope of Human Trafficking in Alabama Wider than Reported, Experts Say

The cursive script scrawls down Claira’s skin, looping across the finger on her left hand that, at another moment in time, might hold a ring. But for now, it still holds the name of her…

Claira’s story: A ‘Broken, Normal’ Woman Preyed Upon by ‘Life’

A worn-out Pocahontas doll and some clothes are what Claira remembers bringing with her. She was 5 years old. Her parents were drug addicted. Social services picked her up from her parents’ South Carolina home. For…

Do Traffickers Kidnap Their Victims? The Myths and Realities of Human Trafficking

The stories persist, from the president of the United States to posts on neighborhood watch groups. Women are “tied up, they’re bound, duct tape put around their faces,” said President Donald Trump. In Montgomery, a woman…

Trump’s Anti-Trafficking Argument for a Border Wall

In 1997, Ima Matul, a seventeen-year-old living in rural Indonesia, was offered a job as a live-in housekeeper in Los Angeles. The person who recruited her promised that, if she worked for a few years,…

‘I’m Too Tired To Cry’: The Laotian Girls Who Are Kidnapped To Become Child Brides

‘I didn’t want this for my daughters. I wanted them to have a future’ It was just after 4 a.m. when Pa Hua discovered that her smiley, bookish daughter, Yami, was missing – her schoolbag…

The Bangladesh brothels where men pay child brides for sex – while police look the other way

Sex work is legal in Bangladesh. So is child marriage. Now in an exclusive investigation, The Telegraph can reveal the two have become intrinsically linked. There’s a circular bruise blossoming on the right hand side of…

My Husband Sold Me To A Brothel

Over the course of seven months, journalists Corinne Redfern and Allison Joyce followed the lives of sex workers in Bangladesh as part of an exclusive investigation into internal trafficking across the country. This is Moyna’s…
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