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 […]

Physicians must identify & report underage victims of sex-trafficking

Physicians must identify & report underage victims of sex-trafficking

Cameron Conaway – WNN Justice (WNN) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: With her guide dog by her side, child sex trafficking survivor Margeaux Gray presented perhaps the most powerful testimonial at the January U.S. Congressional Briefing: Combating Modern Slavery. “This is my first time speaking in front of an audience like this,” she began. “Even […]

[India] Male voices speak out to end violence against women

[India] Male voices speak out to end violence against women

Katherine Boyle – Washington Post – Friday, 05 April 2013 (originally posted on 01 Apr) On Tuesday evening, when Vice President Biden takes the stage at the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, he’ll honor a certain kind of humanitarian working to end violence against women: men. At the nonprofit organization’s annual Kennedy Center event, Biden […]

Post Saddam Iraq sees dramatic rise in sex–trafficking

Post Saddam Iraq sees dramatic rise in sex–trafficking

Jessica Sarhan – WNN Breaking (WNN) LONDON: On the 9th November, Westminster-based NGO called SCEME –  Social Change through Education in the Middle East issued a report in the UK Parliament House of Lords that details the increasing number of Iraqi women being trafficked since the beginning of the 2003 Iraq invasion. The fall of […]