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Sex Trafficking In Cambodia – Stacey Dooley Documentary

In this video, there are interviews with a couple of young Cambodians who were trafficked for sex in their early teens. The violence in their stories may seem shocking, but it’s also quite typical, unfortunately. Advertisements

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Increase In Women Forced Into Japanese Porn Industry

I just came across a very good radio report about how young women in Japan are conned into entering the adult entertainment industry. You can listen to Rachel Mealey’s report here. When I lived in Tokyo, I used to arrange … Continue reading

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Volunteering In Orphanages

While wanting to volunteer to brighten the lives of children is noble, it isn’t worth the trauma that the children experience once the volunteer to whom they’ve become attached leaves. This video clip from a documentary by Sabour Bradley touches … Continue reading

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Compensated Dating in Japan

This report on compensated dating (enjo kousai) in Japan by Harry Fawcett of Al Jazeera¬† explains how teenagers receive payment of money or gifts in exchange for a ‘date’ with an adult. It mentions that a UN special rapporteur claimed … Continue reading

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U.S. Judge Passes Sentence of 5 Days for Downloading Child Porn

I’ve just read this article by Tracy Connor – Judge Gives Man 5 Days for Child Porn, Rails Against Harsh Sentences. In a nutshell, U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein has sentenced a man from Brooklyn to 5 days incarceration for … Continue reading

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Big Data Provides Valuable Leads

Emily Kennedy, CEO of Marinus Analytics, has created a powerful tool to combat trafficking in persons. It’s called Traffic Jam. The idea is simple – by searching through massive amounts of classified ads online, one may find clues as the … Continue reading

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Job Opportunities in Counter-TIP

Looking for a job in counter-trafficking? It’s good to know that this resource exists.

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