Tag: Sex Trafficking

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Both these women have been so inspiring on the work they do related to ending child and adult sex trafficking. Back in Feb 2017, Trump made a press appearance to insist on the importance of his Admin’s efforts to end this atrocious situation. His work on the issue has paid off. During his 15 months […]

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Is Rotherham A Dysfunctional Family?

 

Until last week, I’d never heard of Rotherham, either. Sorry to say, it wasn’t a good first impression. A recent report in from the English city, however, has exposed the sexual abuse of more than 1,400 children over the last two decades by sex-abuse gangs.

For years, I’ve volunteered with a charity organization in a developing country in Southeast Asia that cares for girls who have been rescued from sex-trafficking — or as it’s called these days, commercial sexual exploitation. I’m often asked why this systematic abuse persists to such a scale in some corners of the world. Police officers bribed to look the other way, corrupt politicians who don’t want to upset the powerful gangs, local authorities who like money the sex-tourists from abroad bring in, and child welfare services in poor countries with too little resources to deal with such an enormous problem? Those reasons I’m familiar with. But what happened in Rotherham has thrown me for a loop.

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