Posts Tagged: United States

Rating State Efforts to Combat Child Sex Trafficking – A Review of the 2017 Protected Innocence Challenge 
December 11, 2017

Rating State Efforts to Combat Child Sex Trafficking – A Review of the 2017 Protected Innocence Challenge 

How effectively does your state address child sex trafficking? Shared Hope International’s Protected Innocence Challenge grades each state and the District of Columbia on their efforts to combat child sex trafficking; the HTS Blog reviews these grades and national progress to end child sex trafficking. Encourage your state to #raisethegrade

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Action Required: Recommendations for Stakeholders Against Labor Exploitation in Private Prisons
November 20, 2017

Action Required: Recommendations for Stakeholders Against Labor Exploitation in Private Prisons

Human Trafficking Search recently published a study which examines the use of labor in private prisons, finding that private prisons are not required to pay inmates a fair wage for the work they do, despite being able to make a profit. This is the third in a blog series to summarize the research.

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Child Marriage in the United States
June 6, 2017

Child Marriage in the United States

In the United States the minimum age for marriage is 18, but in most states child marriage is legal with a parent’s consent. Girls as young as 12 in Virginia, 13 in New Hampshire and 14 in Alabama are able to legally wed with a parent’s signature.

May 4, 2013

Top 3 States for Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a global epidemic, but it doesn’t only take place in foreign countries. The Department of State Trafficking …

April 6, 2013

US Foster Care System a Breeding Ground for Human Trafficking

Half of all human trafficking victims are minors, and slaverynomore.org statesthat 70 percent of these minors are children in the …

February 22, 2013

The United States’ Problem with Children’s Rights

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a multilateral human rights treaty that promotes the …