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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in the region were married at a young age, mostly before age 16, according to Mexican and U.S. researchers in a yet-unpublished study.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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Improving Quantitative Measurement of Gender Equality and Empowerment - EMERGE Website Now Live

Cassidy Koo, Amruta Trivedi, Jonathan Linco, Rupa Jose

June 11, 2018 

To promote United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal 5: To Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls, the EMERGE website was launched on May 1. This site serves as a methodological resource to researchers, non-profit organizations, and government officials interested in pushing for evidence-based change in the global status of women and girls.  

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