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 […]

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 […]

National U.S. FBI sweep rescues 105 sex-trafficked children

National U.S. FBI sweep rescues 105 sex-trafficked children

WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In a detailed and comprehensive nation-wide campaign sweep that reached into 76 separate U.S. cities, 47 state divisions of the U.S. FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation along with 230 separate agencies and 3,900+ local, state and federal law enforcement officers, have successfully rescued 105 children who […]

Mindfulness as method to combat human trafficking

Mindfulness as method to combat human trafficking

Cameron Conaway – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Ayutthaya, THAILAND, ASIA: Yesterday, as the sun crested red over the blue horizon, a few hundred of us walked alongside Zen master Thích Nhất Hạnh. This is how we will begin each morning of his Applied Ethics Retreat. The night before, during sitting meditation, we were given advice on […]

‘Reaching Out’ Romania works to bring better lives to trafficked girls

‘Reaching Out’ Romania works to bring better lives to trafficked girls

Eva Fernández Ortiz – WNN Features (WNN) Constanta, ROMANIA: After studying psychology and living in Australia for some years, human rights activist and street-child advocate Iana Matei returned to her native country – Romania. When she returned in 1998 her life changed in a big way. As a psychologist and ‘expert’ in street children, Matai was […]