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Images of America’s sex trade, caught on camera

Jon Lowenstein trains his eye on the parts of society many people try to avoid. “I'm really interested in stories that are hidden or untold or in places that are off the beaten path and forgotten,” the photographer says. “But I try to do it in an elegant way. I try to find a poetic […]

Images of America’s sex trade, caught on camera

Jon Lowenstein trains his eye on the parts of society many people try to avoid. “I'm really interested in stories that are hidden or untold or in places that are off the beaten path and forgotten,” the photographer says. “But I try to do it in an elegant way. I try to find a poetic […]

Images of America’s sex trade, caught on camera

Jon Lowenstein trains his eye on the parts of society many people try to avoid. “I'm really interested in stories that are hidden or untold or in places that are off the beaten path and forgotten,” the photographer says. “But I try to do it in an elegant way. I try to find a poetic […]

U.S. lawmakers work to end underground sex trafficking

According to the FBI, an estimated 293,000 American youth are at risk of being trafficked in the nation's underground sex trade. Now lawmakers in Washington have passed a broad package of bills aimed at trying to shut down America's multi-million dollar sex trafficking industry.

The American capitalist saving children in Philippines, ‘one at a time’

By Jason Evans (CNN) – It was 2002 in the Philippines, and American business traveler John Drake was presented with a disgusting offer. He says a pimp offered him a four-year-old girl for sex "for about 25 bucks". Drake returned home to Jackson, Michigan, but couldn’t forget the heart-breaking and disturbing scenes of child exploitation. […]

The American capitalist saving children in Philippines, ‘one at a time’

By Jason Evans (CNN) – It was 2002 in the Philippines, and American business traveler John Drake was presented with a disgusting offer. He says a pimp offered him a four-year-old girl for sex "for about 25 bucks". Drake returned home to Jackson, Michigan, but couldn’t forget the heart-breaking and disturbing scenes of child exploitation. […]

Slavery in Nigeria ‘based on lack of respect for girls’ rights’

The world is paying attention to the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls because the numbers are so high, but the slavery of girls is prevalent in northern Nigeria, and is often not reported when the victims are taken in ones and twos, says Aidan McQuade, Director of Anti-Slavery International. The abuse stems from a lack of […]

Slavery in Nigeria ‘based on lack of respect for girls’ rights’

The world is paying attention to the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls because the numbers are so high, but the slavery of girls is prevalent in northern Nigeria, and is often not reported when the victims are taken in ones and twos, says Aidan McQuade, Director of Anti-Slavery International. The abuse stems from a lack of […]

Nigeria and the ongoing battle against slavery

There are 700,000 people currently in slavery in Nigeria, according to Walk Free. They are often abducted from extremely poor rural areas. Some are trafficked for slave labor including prostitution, occasionally to criminals in Europe and the Middle East. Others are forced into marriage. CNN anchor Jim Clancy looks at the wider issues around slavery […]

Nigeria and the ongoing battle against slavery

There are 700,000 people currently in slavery in Nigeria, according to Walk Free. They are often abducted from extremely poor rural areas. Some are trafficked for slave labor including prostitution, occasionally to criminals in Europe and the Middle East. Others are forced into marriage. CNN anchor Jim Clancy looks at the wider issues around slavery […]