Posts tagged with "Sex Trafficking"

Is Trafficking More Prevalent Now?

Joanna RubinsteinJoanna Rubinstein from the World Childhood Foundation knows that child-trafficking is more prevalent now than ever before. She also knows why.

“In the past, a trafficker might be able to find five or six young people who were vulnerable, and it would take weeks or months of grooming to entrap them. Now, with the Internet, the trafficker can be working on a couple of hundred prospective victims at the same time.” 

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How Sex Traffickers Exploit Vulnerabilty and Gaps in the Law

By Mitzi Perdue

Yasmeen Hassan, Global Executive Director of Equality NowYasmeen Hassan, Global Executive Director of Equality Now, has an interesting take on sex trafficking.  Although Harvard-educated, she grew up in Pakistan, and her defining moment came at age 10 when her country’s laws were ‘Islamized.’

She got to see, under the new regime, how women were treated as second-class citizens. The experience was the starting point of her lifelong advocacy for women’s rights.

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A Physician Looks at Sex Trafficking

By Mitzi Perdue

Dr. Cesar Chelala During a trip to Egypt in the 1990s, Dr. Cesar Chelala learned something that was a cross between horrifying and hard-to-believe. Ninety percent of the women there had undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

You may already know this, but FGM means cutting out a woman’s clitoris. The process is so painful that an adult woman may remember the misery of the procedure for her entire lifetime.

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Taking Trafficking out of the Shadows: A Brilliant New Approach

By Mitzi Perdue

Margaret HendersonHuman trafficking thrives in the shadows. Victims may be unwilling or unable to get help, with the result that we never learn about their plight.

The problem is that traffickers are skilled in manipulating their victims into silence. The wide variety of strategies they use fall under the categories of force, fraud, and coercion.

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Using Real World “Super Powers” to Disrupt Sex Trafficking Networks

 

Using Real World “Super Powers” to Disrupt Sex Trafficking Networks

By Mitzi Perdue

Guardian GroupAndrew X is a gray-haired 70-year old international businessman. If you were to attend conferences where ultra-high net worth families gather, you might hear him as one of the speakers.

We’re not using his name, however. He has a secret life and wants to keep it that way.

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