Legalized prostitution has not reduced stigma or exploitation

Legalized prostitution has not reduced stigma or exploitation

Lauren Hersh for Equality Now – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/EN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: International human rights organization, Equality Now, has launched a campaign calling on the United Nationals to listen to survivors and address the root causes of sex trafficking and exploitation. ” The failed experiment to decriminalize or legalize the purchase […]

Ban’s Second Term: The Case for a Woman Secretary-General

Ban’s Second Term: The Case for a Woman Secretary-General

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury – IPS – Wednesday, 22 June, 2011 (original publication date 20 June) NEW YORK, Jun 20, 2011 (IPS) – Last Friday’s recommendation to give the incumbent U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon another five-year term drew the international community’s attention to another opaque, non- democratic process that is the hallmark of the 15-member […]

Afghanistan: Women Left Behind

Afghanistan: Women Left Behind

Commentary by global peace advocate, Elizabeth Rabia Roberts, co-founder of Boulder Institute of Nature and the Human Spirit This analysis is based on scores of interviews from two trips I have taken to Kabul and on-going communication with women’s organizations in Afghanistan. ____ The realities of every day life for many women in Afghanistan are […]