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Sold Out: Texas Tribune Investigates Sex Trafficking in Texas

Posted on · A new project from The Texas Tribune is the result of a months-long investigation looking at sex trafficking across Texas. The project is called Sold Out: How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind. We learn more about the report’s findings — and how Houston plays into the larger network across […]

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Sex Trafficking Across Texas, and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (February 15, 2017)

Posted on · A new project from The Texas Tribune is the result of several months of investigation looking at sex trafficking across Texas. The project is called Sold Out: How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the report’s findings — and how Houston plays […]

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Houston Hosts National Conference on Sexual Exploitation

Posted on · Beginning Thursday (Sept. 29, 2016), the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is holding a three-day summit in Houston covering efforts to combat sexual exploitation in several forms: pornography, sex trafficking, sexual violence, child abuse and objectification. We learn more about the summit – and efforts to combat sexual exploitation in Greater Houston and beyond – from Dawn […]

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Fighting Sex Trafficking in Greater Houston

Posted on · Human trafficking is a type of modern day slavery. It can take on many forms, including labor trafficking. But one of the most common and prevalent forms in the U.S. is sex trafficking of domestic victims. Texas is a hub for human trafficking, and Houston in particular is a hub for all types of the practice. And […]