Trafficked women inside Italy may face 'state sanctioned' exploitation

Trafficked women inside Italy may face 'state sanctioned' exploitation

Esohe Aghatise – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/Equality Now) Turin, ITALY, WESTERN EUROPE: Despite the fact that the legalization of pimping and brothel-keeping has proven to be a failed experiment in Germany and the Netherlands, the Italian parliament is now seriously considering new legislation, which seeks to follow their lead. Legal proposals, including Bill No. 1201 the so-called ‘Spilabotte Bill’, would not only […]

Human trafficking has long history in UK says Solicitor General

Human trafficking has long history in UK says Solicitor General

Solicitor General Oliver Heald – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Member of Parliament at the House of Commons and Solicitor General for England and Wales Oliver Heald spoke out recently in mid June, 2013 saying progress to stop human trafficking in the UK has been implemented, but crime and abuse by traffickers […]

Justice under law for sex-trafficking victims is still beyond reach

Justice under law for sex-trafficking victims is still beyond reach

Kelly Matheson – WNN Justice (WNN/WITNESS) Atlanta, GEORGIA, U.S.: Sexual slavery is now happening in all six United Nations Regional Groups as human traffickers target women and girls. Most from poverty, broken homes and abuse. Because of this they are more vulnerable to manipulation and exploitation by traffickers. This first hand story by Kelly Matheson […]

KASHMIR: Sex-workers. Victims or victimless members of India’s society?

KASHMIR: Sex-workers. Victims or victimless members of India’s society?

Aliya Bashir – WNN Features (WNN) SRINAGAR, Indian administered Kashmir: “Is human trafficking an issue of crime or development?” asked an April 2011 in-depth report on sex-trafficking and global girls by Sanjog India, an advocacy organization based in Kolkata that helps rescue and rehabilitate girls trapped in the cycle of sex-work. “Most would argue – […]

Ukraine based FEMEN defies ‘sexism’ in efforts to stop human traffickers

Ukraine based FEMEN defies ‘sexism’ in efforts to stop human traffickers

Sabine Clappaert – WNN Features (WNN) Kiev, UKRAINE: At first sight, few people would mark the group of topless young women protesting in the streets of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, as outspoken advocates or feminists. Garlands of flowers adorn their waist-length hair, strategically thrown forward to cover their bare breasts. But the black graffiti-style […]