Account of a Child Pornography Victim in Iowa

By: Sara Kim Edited by: Sharon E. Chin   Sex trafficking is a silent crime where the voices of victims are not often heard. In order to combat the silence, Linda chose to speak out about her own experiences as a sex trafficking victim. Linda, whose name has been changed for safety reasons, had been … Read moreAccount of a Child Pornography Victim in Iowa

What We Don’t Know About Egypt

  By: Sara Kim Fatema El-Sayed, a 20-year-old student at American University in Cairo, has taken matters into her own hands in fighting human trafficking in Egypt. El-Sayed works as an activist in areas of Cairo, Egypt, and educates the public about its grim reality through her article “We have it all.” El-Sayed’s article describes … Read moreWhat We Don’t Know About Egypt

Tea Plantation Girls Kidnapped Into Slavery

By: Sara Kim Tea plantation owners of India make billions of pounds annually, due to the booming business in the industry. Ironically however, while the owners are making fortunes, the workers earn less than the official minimum wage for their labor. This is because the owners have used the size of the industry as an … Read moreTea Plantation Girls Kidnapped Into Slavery

Sold…, a Glimpse of China’s Illegal Market in Children

By: Charmaine Santos Xiao Chaohua’s son went missing in February 2007. Upon immediately telling the police, the policeman replied that there was no point in searching for his son since he had probably been snatched and already in another city. Xiao journeyed across China in search for his son, selling his small clothes shop so … Read moreSold…, a Glimpse of China’s Illegal Market in Children

Texas: Undocumented Immigration is Direct Pipeline Into Sex Trafficking

By: Sara Kim One of the national issues most prevalent in Texas may be centered on border control and the flow of undocumented immigrants. However, there is a hidden link between border control and another multi-billion dollar organized crime activity: human trafficking. Because many of the undocumented immigrants who cross the border are left vulnerable … Read moreTexas: Undocumented Immigration is Direct Pipeline Into Sex Trafficking