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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in the region were married at a young age, mostly before age 16, according to Mexican and U.S. researchers in a yet-unpublished study.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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Pay Attention: Child Marriage in Emergency Settings

Leslie Gautsch, Ph.D. student in Education Studies, August 16, 2018 

We cannot ignore child marriage among refugees in emergency settings. Interventions to prevent child marriage must be designed by taking a holistic approach.

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