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 […]

New York City is YES a hotbed of human trafficking

New York City is YES a hotbed of human trafficking

Cameron Conaway – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The story of Shandra Woworuntu is, as she often says, “Probably not the form of human trafficking you imagine.” Shandra attained a college degree in her native Indonesia and was employed as a financial analyst at a major international bank. But in 1998, due […]

United Nations Ambassadors demand legal compensation for ‘comfort women’

United Nations Ambassadors demand legal compensation for ‘comfort women’

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: Japanese deputy ambassador Takashi Okada took to the floor at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today saying that Japan has already done enough to make amends to ex-Comfort Women who were kidnapped as teens during World War II. Records and witness testimonies show that the […]

Hearing courage in the voices of World War II ‘Comfort Women’

Hearing courage in the voices of World War II ‘Comfort Women’

Tiffany Hsiung – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Toronto, Ontario, CANADA: It was 4 years ago in Shanghai, China when I first met a survivor of sexual slavery and forced prostitution.  Her  name was Ms. Ha, a Korean who never returned home after the war. And she didn’t fit any stereotype I could have imagined. At 83 […]

Justice under law for sex-trafficking victims is still beyond reach

Justice under law for sex-trafficking victims is still beyond reach

Kelly Matheson – WNN Justice (WNN/WITNESS) Atlanta, GEORGIA, U.S.: Sexual slavery is now happening in all six United Nations Regional Groups as human traffickers target women and girls. Most from poverty, broken homes and abuse. Because of this they are more vulnerable to manipulation and exploitation by traffickers. This first hand story by Kelly Matheson […]