Danger Every Step of the Way: A Harrowing Journey to Europe for Refugee and Migrant Children
From June 14, 2016, UNICEF press release entitled “If you try to run, they shoot you; if you stop working they beat you. It was just like the slave trade.” More than 9 out of 10 refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe this year through Italy are unaccompanied, prompting UNICEF to warn of the growing threats of abuse, exploitation and death facing them.
Child Trafficking Victims Fall Prey To Partisan Divisiveness
Upon hearing the term “human trafficking,” most Americans envision foreign nationals who have been smuggled into the United States to engage in sex work within our borders. While this situation is common and grave, it is important for Americans to know that the trafficking of American citizens is on the rise right here at home.
Race, Starbucks and Foster Care
Last month, Starbucks Corp. CEO Howard Schultz pulled the plug on his company’s in-store initiative that encouraged baristas to write “Race Together” on cups and talk about race relations with their customers.
Child Sex Trafficking Needs Demand-Side Solutions
As long as demand for the commercial sex markets remains strong, reductions in incidences of child sex trafficking should not be expected. Attempts to combat drug trafficking and abuse have proven to be costly and ineffective by aiming at supply and distribution.