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Prosecutors say a secret society within the New York-based self-help group branded women with a leader’s initials.
DOHUK, Iraq — Locked inside a room where the only furniture was a bed, the 16-year-old learned to fear the sunset, because
Various expressions of regret and statements acknowledging the role of the Japanese military in operating the "comfort women" system during WWII have been made, but none have unconditionally acknowledged that Japan as a state was responsible for these violations.
The agreement is neither landmark nor a resolution, as it has failed to involve the survivors or respond appropriately to their demands. Further, it has relocated the human rights struggle of survivors and civil society into the hands of the State.
Perhaps the most painful disagreement between the two countries has been over the “comfort women” issue.
The deal included an apology from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and an $8.3 million aid fund from Tokyo for the elderly former sex slaves.
Two Nepalese women, working as maids in Gurgaon, India, were raped and sodomised repeatedly by their employer. This came to light when a third woman, who was also working as a cook in the same household, reached out to Maiti, a local NGO, for help.
QADIYA, Iraq — In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that
MEXICO CITY -- While James Bond is cavorting in downtown Mexico City among giant skeleton props, leaping over rooftops and jumping into helicopters in an fictional exercise the government hopes will bolster Brand Mexico, Mexicans all over the country are clamoring for a new deal and real justice.
I first learned about Nomi Network when I purchased a "Buy her bag, not her body" tote. Trafficking survivors design and manufacture these bags with locally sourced materials such as recycled rice sacks.
It happens in Boston, Massachusetts. It happens in Kolkata, India. More human beings are currently enslaved than at any time in history.
The more we opt to invest in a transparent discourse about subjects that may make us feel uncomfortable, the less likely that underreported crimes against humanity will be swept under the social and legal rugs of history.
2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe story began with an image. Somaly Mam had snuck into the brothel and took a snapshot of a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl.
Feb. 1, 2013 was National Freedom Day. The "The END IT Movement" chose this symbolic day to officially launch its cause. The
In many parts of the world, young girls are lured with promises, or simply carried off to be sold as sex slaves. Born in poverty, they are condemned to live a sad and hopeless life. The cries of these throwaway girls have been largely ignored until recent years.
Sex work and human trafficking are not the same. A sex worker is someone with agency, who is over the age of 18 and willfully choosing to do sex work. Trafficking victims and survivors are people who are trapped, coerced and threatened.