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?

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 moreCambodian Women “Trapped” Into the Sex and Garment Industries

Former Sex Slave Helps Trafficking Victims Through Fashion

By: Luis Gay India native Anna Malika, 29, was adopted by an American family in which she “experienced sexual abuse as a child that led to self-harm, eating disorders and alcohol abuse later in life.” During her teen years, Malika was also in a “deceptive relationship with an older man” who sold pornographic pictures of … Read moreFormer Sex Slave Helps Trafficking Victims Through Fashion