The United States has been ranked for the first time among the 10 nations deemed to be the most dangerous for women by experts in the field. A survey by the Thomson Reuters Foundation of about 550 experts in women’s issues around the globe labeled the U.S. the 10th most dangerous nation in terms of […]

A child from Honduras watched a movie at a United States Border Patrol detention center in McAllen, Tex., in 2014.John Moore/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services placed more than a dozen immigrant children in the custody of human traffickers after it failed to conduct background checks of caregivers, according to a Senate report released on Thursday. Examining how the federal agency processes minors who arrive at the border without a guardian, lawmakers […]

The Wall Street Journal The legitimate platforms say they already prevent prostitution through a variety of measures. But online sexual advances are hard to police, because those peddling sex often use code words or images. Read the full story

President Trump signed a bill Wednesday that gives federal and state prosecutors greater power to pursue websites that host sex-trafficking ads and enables victims and state attorneys general to file civil lawsuits against those sites. Addressing the victims and family members in attendance, the president said, “I’m signing this bill in your honor. … You […]