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Charity | A major league pitcher supports boys’ and girls’ homes in Uganda to combat trafficking
by Laura G. Singleton
Posted 7/04/19, 03:25 pm

Many professional athletes establish charitable foundations. Some just want a tax break, but Detroit Tigers pitcher Matt Boyd and his wife, Ashley, wanted to see what they could do at street level in Uganda, where they have now established a nonprofit, Kingdom Home, housing 146 girls and boys ages 6 to 14. Typically born into poverty or abandoned to the streets, the children are among a group that human traffickers often target.

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Cambodia reverses plan to expel U.S. charity

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/22/17, 10:54 am

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday he would allow a U.S.-based Christian charity he expelled to continue work in the country after the group apologized for participating in a documentary highlighting problems in Cambodia. Leaders from Agape International Missions (AIM), which combats sex trafficking, said they did not intend to demean Cambodians in the film. Hun Sen said he hoped AIM would learn from the dispute. Earlier this month, an AIM staffer appeared in a CNN report on child prostitution in Cambodia.

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Australia to adopt pedophile travel ban

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/30/17, 02:15 pm

Australian officials plan to revoke the passports of about 20,000 pedophiles in an attempt to stem the flow of predators traveling to Southeast Asian countries to abuse children. Sex trafficking and exploitation is a serious problem in the region, and so-called sex tourism is a booming business. Australian government officials say nearly 800 registered sex offenders traveled overseas last year, with about half going to Southest Asian destinations. Regional governments have appealed to Australia to do more to address the demand for children.

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