Abuse of older women accused of witchcraft

Abuse of older women accused of witchcraft

WNN Improve It (WNN) United Nations,  New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Did you know violence and abuse against elderly women, the worlds fastest growing demographic group, range from sexual violence, property grabbing, financial abuse and increasingly, extreme violence against older women accused of witchcraft? Throughout history, women described as witches have been persecuted, tortured and […]

EU: Forced Labor and Globlization

EU: Forced Labor and Globlization

Nisha Varia for Human Rights Watch – WNN Justice (WNN/HRW) EUROPE: Forced labor, human trafficking, and other forms of modern-day exploitation may seem distant from the lives of ordinary Europeans celebrating Labor Day with a spring holiday. These abuses are often seen as a scourge of countries beset with poverty, corruption, and crime. Yet the International […]

Older men exploit teen girls Rwanda with ‘gifts’ for sex

Older men exploit teen girls Rwanda with ‘gifts’ for sex

Rose Odengo – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/GPI) Kigali, RWANDA, AFRICA: It’s Friday afternoon at Groupe Scolaire St. André, a secondary school in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. Students are headed home for the three-week spring holiday. Clad in white shirts, khaki skirts and trousers with yellow sweaters, the nearly 700 students, who range in age from 11 […]

Slavery in Thailand spreading

Slavery in Thailand spreading

UPI – Thursday, 01 September 2011 (originally published 29 Aug) BANGKOK, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Human trafficking in Cambodia and Thailand is no longer limited to women and children, a Cambodian rights activist said. Poor formers in Cambodia are convinced to leave home on the promise of better work in Thailand. Many are finding themselves […]

Hope for the exploited

Hope for the exploited

Amtissal Aboulissan – Now Lebanon News – Friday, 26 August 2011 (originally published 15 Aug)   “The lack of awareness of human trafficking makes it difficult to combat the issue in Lebanon,” said Rola Abimourched, project coordinator of the Exploitation and Trafficking Unit at KAFA. Every nation in the world is affected by human trafficking, […]

Miner Tuberculosis Creates Village of Widows in Rural India

Miner Tuberculosis Creates Village of Widows in Rural India

Shuriah Niazi – WNN Features Recent increases in deaths from tuberculosis among Saharia tribal miners creates an alarming rise in widows Majhera Village, India: Because of the deaths of so many miners, India’s village of Majhera, in the Shivpuri District inside the State of Madhya Pradesh, is now called the, “village of widows.” One Saharia […]