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Innocence Sold: The disappearance of Sophie Reeder – Sun Sentinel
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Innocence Sold: The disappearance of Sophie Reeder – Sun Sentinel

Third of four parts. It was after midnight, and her father was asleep. Fifteen-year-old Sophie Reeder slipped out of her Fort Lauderdale home wearing a short black skirt, high-top sneakers, a leopard-print coat and headphones. Her hair was neatly twisted into side buns. She took nothing with her. In her bedroom, she left a stack…

Russia To Ban Foreigners From Using Russian Surrogate Mothers, Considers It Child Trafficking
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Russia To Ban Foreigners From Using Russian Surrogate Mothers, Considers It Child Trafficking

Getty Images/ PHILIPPE HUGUEN KEY POINTS Russian State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin described paid surrogacy as a form of “child trafficking” The bill was introduced by Russian lawmakers after the death of baby boy born to a surrogate mother in 2020 Paid surrogacy in Russia only costs $20,000, cheaper than in the United States Russia…

Blood & Water season 3 ending explained – how does Puleng escape the ship?
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Blood & Water season 3 ending explained – how does Puleng escape the ship?

Loading JustWatch data… We recap the Netflix series Blood & Water season 3, episode 6, “A Tale of Two Sisters,” which contains spoilers and explains the ending. After that dramatic and explosive penultimate episode, many questions ride on the finale of Blood & Water season 3. Will Puleng Khumalo (Ama Qamata) escape the boat and…

Parental beliefs, perceived health risks, and time investment in children: evidence from COVID-19
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Parental beliefs, perceived health risks, and time investment in children: evidence from COVID-19

When deciding how to allocate their time among different types of investment in their children, parents weigh up the perceived benefits and costs of different activities. During the COVID-19 outbreak parents had to consider a new cost dimension when making this decision: the perceived health risks associated with contracting the virus. What role did parental…

Child-friendly framework must fit 2022, not the 80s – UNICEF – Newsfirst
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Child-friendly framework must fit 2022, not the 80s – UNICEF – Newsfirst

COLOMBO (News 1st) – UNICEF says in order to prevent a child protection crisis in Sri Lanka, there needs to be a generation of data on the types of violence against girls and boys, the locations, the perpetrators and the accessibility of services. This will help improve the planning and implementation of programmes to prevent…

Probe into sexual assault leads to rescue of two children from firecracker unit (Krishnankovil, India)
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Probe into sexual assault leads to rescue of two children from firecracker unit (Krishnankovil, India)

Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR:  Officials from the district task force, including the child welfare committee, anti-child trafficking unit, and child protection unit, rescued two children employed at a firework unit at Kaatakulam Panchayat in Krishnankovil on Wednesday evening. Speaking to TNIE, N Selvakumar, a member of the welfare committee said the issue came to light…

Child marriage rears its ugly head in Rajasthan – The Hindu
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Child marriage rears its ugly head in Rajasthan – The Hindu

On a sunny November afternoon in Banjaras, a tribal hamlet in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, 17-year-old Pooja Banjara sports a smile when asked what she aspires to be in life. Seated on a cot laid out on the mud porch of her brick house, she picks up her cell phone and reveals her WhatsApp profile picture,…

Ont. man arrested in human trafficking case involving 15-year-old girl
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Ont. man arrested in human trafficking case involving 15-year-old girl

Police in Owen Sound arrested a local man accused of exploiting a young teen in a human trafficking investigation. The Owen Sound Police Service said the accused, a 43-year-old man, connected with a 15-year-old local girl and “misrepresented himself on Snapchat.” Police said the situation escalated and “led to direct contact with the girl and…

Durham seminars aim to help parents spot sex trafficking red flags and educate about issue
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Durham seminars aim to help parents spot sex trafficking red flags and educate about issue

Victims Services of Durham Region wants to educate people about sex trafficking and how to prevent it. They’re holding free monthly virtual seminars about the topic and they’re called the Sex Trafficking Education and Prevention (STEP) program. The next one is happening Thursday, November 24 at 6 p.m. Executive Director Krista MacNeil says human trafficking…

Police should have helped Shamima Begum return to UK, court told – The Guardian
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Police should have helped Shamima Begum return to UK, court told – The Guardian

Tribunal hears there were grounds to suspect the then 15-year-old had been groomed as a child bride Police should have helped Shamima Begum return to Britain after she joined Islamic State in Syria because there were grounds to suspect she had been groomed as a child bride, a court has heard. Samantha Knights KC told…