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

Truckers Fighting Sex Trafficking

By: Kristine Alarcon Sex trafficking is a serious issue in the United States. There have been 3,598 domestic sex trafficking reports to an advocacy group called The Polaris Project. Vigilante Truth, founded by Bo Quickel, hopes to help correct this problem in the truck driving population, as there is often a high demand for sex … Read moreTruckers Fighting Sex Trafficking

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

Rescued From Boko Haram, How Can They Reclaim Their Lives?

By Luis Gay More than 200 women and children were “freed from the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram in Nigeria on [May 2, 2015].” Of those, many were children and a large amount of women were pregnant. Health screenings and psychological counseling for the rescued women were provided by the Chief of the United Nations … Read moreRescued From Boko Haram, How Can They Reclaim Their Lives?

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