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 […]

It's a current issue: human rights violations against Japan's ex-Comfort women

It's a current issue: human rights violations against Japan's ex-Comfort women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN-OHCHR) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday expressed profound regret that Japan has failed to pursue a comprehensive, impartial and lasting resolution of the issue of wartime sexual slavery, warning that the human rights of the victims, known as “comfort women”, continue to […]

Solving the world's problems through the activism of girls

Solving the world's problems through the activism of girls

Lauren Hersh with Katie Cappiello – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/EN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: It’s dark outside, 20 degrees, and we’ve taken to Super Bowl Boulevard in NYC with a team of teen girls who are passionate about ending modern day slavery.  They’ve traded their usual homework-filled Thursday night for hours of in-the-trenches advocacy. Bundled […]

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 […]