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 […]

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 […]

Forced marriage up 70 percent in Myanmar

Forced marriage up 70 percent in Myanmar

WNN – MDG Stories (WNN) BANGKOK: The women from Myanmar, some arriving as young as 14, went to China with dreams of better-paid jobs that would help lift their families out of poverty.  Instead, upon arrival they are forced to marry. The men, often poor farmers, find Chinese brides hard to come by because cultural preference […]

‘Win a Wife’ competition sounds the alarm among women advocates

‘Win a Wife’ competition sounds the alarm among women advocates

Elizabeth M. Lucas – WNN Opinion Despite progress in some quarters, the media continues to perpetuate sexism in some outrageous ways. Many radio stations, for instance, offer contests that objectify and sexualize women— offering them up on the high altar of gender inequality. Even worse? No hue and cry for this behavior to end. It’s […]

“The Whistleblower” film sharpens issues on sex-trafficking at the UN

“The Whistleblower” film sharpens issues on sex-trafficking at the UN

Lisa A. Phillips  – WNN Reviews UPDATED: 2 September, 2011 (WNN) BOSNIA: In 1999, Kathryn Bolkovac, a single mother from Nebraska and a seasoned cop, joined the U.N. peacekeeping force in Bosnia, a country still in tumult after its brutal civil war. Her job was to investigate the sex trafficking of young women from Eastern Europe. […]

LAOS: Family pressures exacerbate trafficking

LAOS: Family pressures exacerbate trafficking

IRIN News Asia – Thursday, 26 May, 2011 VIENTIANE, 26 May 2011 (IRIN) – Trafficked girls have few prospects upon their return home and often the family can push them back into leaving, warn aid workers. “We have to consider that often someone in the village convinces them to leave and sometimes it’s one member […]

Egypt government slow to respond to human trafficking gang violence

Egypt government slow to respond to human trafficking gang violence

WNN Breaking December 30, 2010 Thirteen Egyptian human rights organizations expressed their distress today about the Egyptian government’s continuing dismissal of reports confirming the detention, torture and rape of hundreds of African hostages in Sinai by human trafficking gangs over the last few months. The gangs are demanding ransoms of thousands of dollars for their […]

Anti Mail-Order Bride Law Philippines Doesn’t Limit Human Trafficking

Anti Mail-Order Bride Law Philippines Doesn’t Limit Human Trafficking

WNN Features MANILA: Like many Filipinos, 20-year-old Analyn dreamed of a brighter future for her family abroad, but instead of a well-paying job, she was forced to marry a man more than twice her age from South Korea to get an entry visa to that country. Yet Analyn, whose nightmare began in December 2007, was […]