As stigma remains, one sex-worker works to correct the myths

As stigma remains, one sex-worker works to correct the myths

Ruth Jacobs – WNN Features (WNN) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: In a candid and honest interview rights activist and independent sex-worker Jemima talks with Ruth Jacobs, global women’s advocate, author and campaigner based in the UK. Working to dispel public misinformation on the lives of adult sex-workers who choose to enter the consensual sex industry […]

UK Landmark Legislation Needs More Victim Focus

UK Landmark Legislation Needs More Victim Focus

Katie Nguyen for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) London, UNITED KINGDOM, NORTHERN EUROPE – The British government’s proposed law to wipe out modern-day slavery is a landmark piece of legislation but needs to focus more on victims to ensure a higher rate of convictions. That is the view of Caroline Spelman, a member […]

Are heroes who want to rescue those sex-trafficked really the heroes?

Are heroes who want to rescue those sex-trafficked really the heroes?

Jess Richardson – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Former sex worker and sex-trafficking survivor Jes Richardson outlines the dynamics of rescue in the plight of those who continue to be trapped in the multi-national crime industry of human-trafficking today. How can a rescuer’s actions and language not belittle those who have […]

UN expert reveals troubling Africa destination for sex-trafficking

UN expert reveals troubling Africa destination for sex-trafficking

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNOHCHR) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: “Yes Seychelles is an island but not an island out of reach of traffickers and their nefarious activities in today’s globalised world,” the United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, warned* on Friday at the end of her first official visit to […]

Film Review: ‘Hush! [Iran] Girls Don’t Scream’

Film Review: ‘Hush! [Iran] Girls Don’t Scream’

David Chew – Variety – Friday, 29 November 2013 (originally published 26 Nov) It’s sadly not surprising that an angry film about pedophilia, and a closed society’s horrifically inept efforts to confront it, still needed to be made in Iran. Nor should we be complacent about conditions closer to home, though you’d have to dig […]

Crime novelist delves deep into Armenia’s illegal sex-trafficking industry

Crime novelist delves deep into Armenia’s illegal sex-trafficking industry

Lucine Kasbarian – WNN Features (WNN) Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Sexual slavery, forced labor and the extraction of body organs: These are the most common reasons for human trafficking, which represents an estimated $32 billion per year in international trade. In 2008, the United Nations estimated that nearly 2.5 million people from more than […]

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