“We do live in fear, and that’s violating our rights too. Nobody should live in fear. Not having the DREAM Act right now is affecting a lot of people. And it’s affecting our human rights, and I feel that the government might not realize that. Or maybe it does, but I don’t know why it hasn’t been passed, if that connection is made. It’s inhumane.”Read More
The United States government and tobacco companies are failing to protect teenage children from hazardous work in tobacco farming, Human Rights Watch said today, in a report and video.
Our current policies shortchange families and harm the development of young children.Read More
Calling a teenager who is being exploited for sex a child prostitute reinforces the pimp's message of her worthlessness. The LA County Sheriff's Department has been working to reframe the problem and educate police officers and other county workers who come into contact with trafficked teenagers.Read More
In 2014, 90,000 unaccompanied minors made the treacherous journey from Central America to the United States. No longer are people simply fleeing poverty, now they are fleeing for their lives.Read More
We incarcerate children at a higher rate than any other developed country.Read More