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Sex Trafficking, Child Marriages Linked, Study of Mexico Finds

Three out of four girls trafficked in the region were married at a young age, mostly before age 16, according to Mexican and U.S. researchers in a yet-unpublished study.

Human trafficking is believed to be the fastest-growing criminal industry in Mexico, and three-quarters of its victims are sexually exploited women and girls, according to Women United Against Trafficking, an activist group.

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Integrating an Alcohol and Violence Screening and Brief Intervention into HIV Post-test Counseling: Observations from a Ugandan Fishing Community on Lake Victoria

Eric Arnold

It was 11:00 AM on a hot July day. Inside a small green tent in a rural fishing village on the banks of Lake Victoria, and HIV counselor was speaking with two local women about a new study to reduce alcohol use and intimate partner violence (IPV). Outside, an intoxicated fisherman staggered around the tent, holler unintelligible comments toward the women inside.

 

 

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