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 […]

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 […]

Modern slavery influences your life no matter who you are

Modern slavery influences your life no matter who you are

Cameron Conaway (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: If there can be celebrities of the anti-slavery movement, Ima Matul is certainly one of them. Her brutal story about being trafficked and rising to become a role model for survivors has been featured on CNN, and in 2012 President Barack Obama recognized her as a modern-day […]

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 […]

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 […]

Human trafficking has long history in UK says Solicitor General

Human trafficking has long history in UK says Solicitor General

Solicitor General Oliver Heald – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Member of Parliament at the House of Commons and Solicitor General for England and Wales Oliver Heald spoke out recently in mid June, 2013 saying progress to stop human trafficking in the UK has been implemented, but crime and abuse by traffickers […]

True collaboration in field of human trafficking needs “bolstering”

True collaboration in field of human trafficking needs “bolstering”

Cameron  Conaway – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Manila, PHILIPPINES, ASIA PACIFIC: Conference attendees tapped their pencils and ruffled through the blank pages of their new notebooks only to get to another blank page. As most international conferences, the July 2012 Asia Pacific Forum on Human Trafficking, hosted by Not For Sale in Manila, Philippines would begin […]