This week’s NOW on PBS episode investigates child prostitution in America, a shocking social epidemic. The Department of Justice says, on any given day, tens of thousands of children across America are involved in prostitution. In Atlanta, the mayor has launched an aggressive campaign to crackdown on paying customers. One new approach is the “John School”—a program to reform “johns” and keep them from paying for sex again.
> Watch the episode “Fighting Child Prostitution” online.
> Watch a video interview with a former stripper now trying to rescue girls from the sex trade and adult entertainment industry.
> ALSO: NOW won the Gracie Allen Award from American Women in Radio and Television for “Outstanding Interactive Website” for its work in revealing the issues and problems of child marriage in Niger, India, and Guatemala in “Child Brides: Stolen Lives.” The website contains interviews with underage brides and information about the health consequences and problems associated with the practice.