[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 […]

New university trained social workers in Cambodia tackle child exploitation

New university trained social workers in Cambodia tackle child exploitation

Irwin Loy for VOA – WNN Learning! (WNN/VOA) Phonm Penh, CAMBODIA, EASTERN ASIA: Cambodia has some 3,000 registered non-profit groups. Some work on highly sensitive issues such as violence against women and human trafficking. But there are few Cambodians formally trained for such work. That is now changing with the country’s first university-level degree program […]

Our Best Diplomats: Women in the Peace Corps

Our Best Diplomats: Women in the Peace Corps

Elaine Chao – Time Ideas – Friday, 23 March 2012 (originally published 19 Mar) Fifty years ago, 65 percent of the people volunteering to join the Peace Corps were men and 35 percent were women. Today, those numbers have flipped, with 66 percent of volunteers during the 2000s women and 34 percent men. This change, […]