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 more

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 more

Costly Health Care for Elderly Inmates

By: Kristine Alarcon The people confined in prison are getting sicker and older. There has been a rapid increase in prisoners 50 years and older in crowded federal correctional facilities. The rate is so fast that geriatric wards or convalescent homes are needed in prisons. As a result, American taxpayers are paying for the rising … Read more

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 more

Cambodian Women “Trapped” Into the Sex and Garment Industries

By: Charmaine Santos Many people assume that women in the sex industry are “forced,” but this might not be entirely true according to an interview Voice of America conducted with journalist, writer, and artist Anne Elizabeth Moore. Women in Cambodia have very few employment opportunities except in the industries of garment manufacturing and sex work. … Read more