When will we begin to take child sex trafficking more seriously?

Regan Williams, co-founder of Seen and Heard, wants adults to listen to children.

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  • Regan Williams, CEO of Seen and Heard, is on a mission to help foster youth develop necessary social and career skills through the performing arts.
  • Williams says 300,000 American children are commercially trafficked every year.
  • Children in our society are ignored except when they're famous or sexualized, which is part of the reason sexual abuse is not covered.
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Elephants are now being hunted for their skin, being turned into 'ruby'-like jewelry

With the ivory trade on the decline, poachers have been capitalizing on a new, disturbing trend.

Beads made from elephant skin. Image courtest of Elephant Family
  • At the start of 2018, China banned all ivory products within its borders. As one of the largest markets for ivory, this represented a significant win for conservationists.
  • However, just as the ivory trade declined, a new demand for elephant skin emerged.
  • The skin is used in medicine and to make jewelry. What options are there for combating this dangerous new trend?
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Spiked drinks and food make good times go bad

It's not so rare as many think

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  • Spiking a victim's drink and food is a common ploy in sexual assault
  • Drinks and food may be tampered with by a range of bad actors, including "friends"
  • Being informed can help keep you safe in social drinking situations
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