Monday, March 24, 2014
Drawing on her own experience surviving having been sex-trafficked at age 14, Holly Austin Smith, advocate for human trafficking victims, talks about the cultural forces that make young men and women susceptible to exploitation in her book, Walking Prey: How America's Youth Are Vulnerable to Sex Slavery (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
Sunday, January 20, 2013
They arrive to Boston "fitting in" on a bus, a train or by car. But beneath the surface, is a world of sex, intimidation and crime. Phillip Martin from WGBH investigates the underground trade of human trafficking that often starts in Queens.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Why the Iranian Government Has 30,000 Spies | Iran Using 'Surgical Censorship' Online | To Circumvent Planned Parenthood, Texas Launches State Women's Health Program | Investigating the Underground Trade of Human Trafficking | The Complex Legal Problem Involving Civil Commitments and Child Pornography
Friday, June 22, 2012
It was a different kind setting from the usual bill signing ceremony, but Mayor Michael signed a bill to strengthen penalties against cabbies who knowingly work with sex traffickers on Friday morning.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons Report was released yesterday. Philip Martin, an investigative reporter from WGBH, reports on trafficking from Thailand.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The City Council passed a law Wednesday that would fine and revoke the licenses of taxi and livery car drivers if they are convicted of committing a sex trafficking crime.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Thousands of women are smuggled each year from Tenancingo, Mexico, to Queens, New York through an elaborate sex trafficking ring. The BBC's Laura Trevelyan followed the route and spoke with female victims, pimps and law enforcement officials along the way.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
When she was only 15 years old, a girl in Washington state ran away from home. Within 36 hours, she was lured into the sex trade. And for over 100 days she was trafficked, with sites like backpage.com advertising her as an 18-year-old escort. Two years later, that girl is 17, and back at home. Her mother is working tirelessly, trying to prevent other children from living the same story as her daughter. Andrea Powell is the executive director of FAIR Girls, which seeks to prevent the exploitation of girls through empowerment and education. FAIR stands for free, aware, inspired and restored.