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  • Child Protection Policy
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    Child Protection Policy

    The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, hosted a briefing on child protection programs. Among the speakers were representatives from…

  • House Panel Examines International Child Abduction
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    International Child Abduction

    A House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hearing to examine international child abduction. Subcommittee members heard from three parents who shared their personal stories of how their…

  • Catholic Church and Child Protection
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    Catholic Church and Child Protection

    Former leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Child Protection Review Board discussed current investigations into possible sexual abuse and what reforms they recommend.

  • Child Labor
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    Child Labor

    Rutgers University Ph.D. candidate Julia Bowes talked about the history of child labor in the United States in this interview recorded at the American Historical Association annual meeting.

  • Hearing on International Parental Child Abduction
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    International Child Abduction

    Witnesses testified at a hearing examining federal actions to comply with a law passed the previous year in resolving cases of children abducted from the U.S. and held in foreign countries.…

  • Child Sex Trafficking Part 3
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    Child Sex Trafficking, Part 3

    Representatives for organizations dedicated to stopping the child sex trade talked about the increasing role of technologyas a valuable tool for tracking down predators. “How Technology is…

  • Hearing on Child Sex Trafficking
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    Missing Children

    John D. Ryan testified on his National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s organization ongoing efforts to find missing children and investigate violent crimes against children.…

  • Hearing on Combating Child Trafficking
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    Child Trafficking

    The Children and Families Subcommittee of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions convened a hearing to learn more about child trafficking issues facing states. A Health and Human Services Department official…

  • Center for American Progress Discusses Human Trafficking
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    Human Trafficking Prevention

    Maya Soetoro-Ng talked about the challenges relating to ending trafficking and exploitation of women and children. She focused on strategies which emphasized education, victim assistance,…

  • FBI Arrests for Child Prostitution Crimes
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    FBI Arrests in Child Prostitution Rings

    Michael Harpster talked about the FBI announcement that it had arrested 150 people and rescued more than 105 teenagers involved in a child prostitution ring across 76 cities. He also responded to…

  • The Legacy of Operation Pedro Pan
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    The Legacy of Operation Pedro Pan

    In the early 1960s more than 14,000 Cuban children arrived alone in the United States in the movement now known as Operation Pedro Pan. Dick Lobo moderated a roundtable discussion with scholars and Operation…

  • Child Exploitation Prevention
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    Child Exploitation Prevention

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced the Justice Department’s national strategy for preventing sexual abuse of children. Representatives from various government agencies and a victim of…