[Europe] The Countertraffickers

[Europe] The Countertraffickers

William Finnegan – The New Yorker – Thursday, 04 September 2014 Stella Rotaru’s cell-phone number is scribbled on the wall of a women’s jail in Dubai. That’s what a former inmate told her, and Rotaru does get a lot of calls from Dubai, including some from jail. But she gets calls from many odd places—as […]

5 Haitian migrant women drown, among men, as smuggler’s boat capsizes

5 Haitian migrant women drown, among men, as smuggler’s boat capsizes

WNN Breaking (WNN) Port-au-Prince, HAITI, AMERICAS: Displaying what the IOM – International Organization for Migration advocates call “desperation migration,” 17 Haitian migrants died from drowning as they attempted to reach land outside of the borders of Haiti on Christmas Day. The drownings occurred after shoreline patrol police from the British controlled Turks and Caicos Islands […]

Women broadcasters send ‘life saving information’ through emergency radio Philippines

Women broadcasters send ‘life saving information’ through emergency radio Philippines

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: As distraught families in central and eastern Philippines struggle to access supplies in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, an emergency radio station broadcasting critical life-saving information has gone live in badly-affected Tacloban city. “[The station] aims to be the voice from the government and the relief community […]

Trafficked women and girls suffer under “critical risks” says IOM

Trafficked women and girls suffer under “critical risks” says IOM

WNN Breaking (WNN/IOM) Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: In today’s increasingly mobile and interconnected world, migration has become an integral part of the lives of over 100 million women. At different stages of their lives, a growing proportion of these women leave their familiar surroundings to study, work, marry, reunite with their families or flee a dangerous […]

600 Guatemalan judges sharpen legal skills to prosecute human traffickers

600 Guatemalan judges sharpen legal skills to prosecute human traffickers

WNN Breaking (WNN/IOM) Guatemala: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has started a series of refresher trainings on the prosecution of human trafficking cases for some 600 Guatemalan judges. The trainings, organized in coordination with the Judicial Branch and the Secretariat against Sexual Violence, Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons of the Vice President’s Office are […]

Norway’s paperless need to be granted human rights

Norway’s paperless need to be granted human rights

Dana A. Mahmoud – WNN Opinion (WNN) OPINION Norway: It is not common for an Arab woman to go public with personal details about her life, but I’ve been brought up to think of myself as a human being worthy of respect. I have also done it to avoid the worse. Therefore I have chosen […]

Following floods international aid agencies move to help El Salvador

Following floods international aid agencies move to help El Salvador

WNN Breaking (WNN) EL SALVADOR: The IOM – International Organization for Migration and partners have distributed shelter repair kits and other humanitarian assistance to 500 families in El Salvador forced to flee their homes following days of relentless heavy rains in October, and who have until now been taking shelter in collective centres. The heavy […]