This blog post was authored by Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, the CEO of Plan International, Dr. Daniela Ligiero, the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Together for Girls, and Howard Taylor, the Executive Director of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children. This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption ofContinue Reading

For more than 15 years, alleged victims of Michael Mearan felt like they were screaming into the void.  In voices both strained with emotion and seemingly hardened with trauma, they stepped forward – cautiously, with trepidation – to level their allegations: that Mearan, a former Portsmouth, Ohio, city councilman and still-practicingContinue Reading

TOLEDO — A federal grand jury has indicted Michael J. Zacharias, 53, of Findlay, with sex trafficking of a minor and sex trafficking of an adult and minor by force, fraud or coercion. The Findlay priest was arrested on Aug. 18 of this year and has remained in federal custodyContinue Reading

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. – Multiple suspects were arrested Thursday in connection with sex trafficking following an investigation by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.  Investigators identified advertisements for prostitution and began an undercover operation targeting human and sex trafficking suspects. Authorities then called and texted suspects about sexual acts for money. When the individuals arrivedContinue Reading

Indonesia’s National Commission for Child Protection (KPAI) had received 1,192 reports of violence, including physical, psychological or sexual abuse towards children in the first half of 2019. Unfortunately, as the current coronavirus pandemic has forced people to stay home, some children living with violent parents or guardians have found themselvesContinue Reading

LAGRANGE, Ga (WRBL) – The Troup Sheriff’s Department has arrested 11 people in human and sex trafficking. According to officials, the operation began with identifying advertisement for prostitution and investigating the individuals through telephone calls and text messages. Commitments were made for sexual acts for money. The following were arrestedContinue Reading