Tag: prostitution

Rape, Children and Human Trafficking

i Feb 9th No Comments by

There are countless children across the world being sold into slavery every single day. And in order to do so, traffickers use every trick in the book to control their child victims – including rape and violence.  As usual I searched the web this week in order to write this blog, and while searching for new cases of Human Trafficking of children, I kept stumbling upon the word ‘rape’. I have not written about child rape as a part of…
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The Age Paradox: Sex versus Violence

i Sep 1st No Comments by

By the standards of international law and many national laws, a child or a ‘minor’ is defined as a person under the age of 18. In the United States, for example, sex with a minor is a serious offense as 18 is considered the ‘age of consent.’ What this has come to mean in trafficking terminology in the U.S. is that any person under the age of 18 who is engaged in prostitution is considered to not be in consent,…
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