Sex Trafficking
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An evil traffic

Europe | In the Netherlands, legal prostitution hasn’t turned out the way advocates predicted, and some are fighting to end it
by Jenny Lind Schmitt
Posted 1/16/20, 12:00 pm

The streets were crowded on a recent Saturday night in Amsterdam’s red light district. Thousands of pedestrians strolled the cobbled streets under pink neon signs and over canals where trash floated on brown water. High-pitched laughter occasionally punctuated the excited murmur of sightseers and crescendos outside an X-rated cinema.

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Career and calling

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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