Category Archives: Dialogue

A Call for Positive Role Models.

By Maisha Todd The Arab Spring of 2010 was well known for its uprisings in countries like Egypt and Syria, which started out promising but did not end that way. On the other hand, the tiny country of Tunisia, which … Continue reading

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On Sexual Violence

Sexual violence:  What is it, where does it come from and how do we get rid of it? These are questions that came up for me in two sessions I attended at the recent UN Commission on the Status of … Continue reading

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Let Me Try to Enlighten You

“Slavery: Here and Now,” a panel discussion on human trafficking, hosted in St. Aloysius Church, was a heart-wrenching and enlightening turning point of my life.  It was held on October 23rd, and attracted a good number of males, females and … Continue reading

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Tainted Beauty

We love our clothes. We love to look good, learn about trends; what colors complement our skin tones and seasons. There is nothing wrong with vanity and wanting to look beautiful. As long as we have a sense of vision, … Continue reading

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“Prostitute?” “Sex Worker?” “Trafficked Person?” What Language Should We Use?

Not long ago I was traveling the subway system in New York around midnight. A lighted board told me that my train would be delayed, so I found a seat on a bench next to a very striking young woman. … Continue reading

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Why I Act to Oppose Human Trafficking

While viewing the documentary, “Singers in the Band,” I suddenly began to cry. The film was shown during an event co-sponsored by the Network for Peace through Dialogue in conjunction with the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women meetings … Continue reading

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Locker Room Bullying: An Analyis

Jonathan Martin – the player for the Miami Dolphins who left football, at least temporarily, as a result of relentless locker room bullying – has prompted some voluminous soul-searching. (Whether it leads to meaningful action remains to be seen.) I … Continue reading

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