Category Archives: Human Trafficking

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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ENDING SEX TRAFFICKING OF YOUTH

In our work to stop sex trafficking of youth, we must be comprehensive and not just focused on changing one aspect of this depressive violation of rights. Changing the law to protect the vulnerable and to punish the violator is … 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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We Remain Faceless

Ever since I was a child, my mother told me to be accepting of all human qualities except cruelty and greed. I still follow her advice today. When I came across the New York Times article released on Monday about … 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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Violence Against Women: A Way Out

Our Network for Peace staff attended many side events of the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that took place in March 2013 at the United Nations. We learned about the importance of the involvement of … Continue reading

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Strip Clubs, Trafficking, Soap and National Conventions

What is it about a big political convention or a Superbowl that turns guys on?  These seem to be especially testosterone-boosting events.  I’ve been fascinated by news stories about the excited preparations of strip club owners in Tampa as they … Continue reading

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