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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in the region were married at a young age, mostly before age 16, according to Mexican and U.S. researchers in a yet-unpublished study.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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From Sri Lanka to Sacramento: Developing youth interventions to prevent gender-based violence

Ruvani Fonseka, December 1, 2017

November 25th was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, starting the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. In this post, Center Gender Equity and Health (GEH) predoctoral fellow Ruvani Fonseka discusses her work studying risk factors for gender-based violence in Sri Lanka, and her current work at GEH evaluating rape prevention education programs with the CDC and California Department of Public Health.

 

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