Tag Archives: Women’s Rights

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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Sex (Trafficking and Sexism) – reflections on the CSW events this year.

For the second year members of our staff agreed to attend several of the many sessions taking place during the 59th year of the UN’s focus of meeting sponsored by CSW (Commission on the Status of Women).  Hundreds of UN … 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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Discovering Trapped Women

Since publishing our educational packet “Modern Slavery: The Secret World of Trafficking of Women,” we have been gathering stories about its use.  The idea is that these stories can be useful to others thinking about opening conversations about sex trafficking … Continue reading

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How do we get “security?”

A few weeks ago, noted feminist peace scholar Betty Reardon launched a new book edited by her and Asha Hans, noted Indian feminist peace scholar.  Pubished by Routledge, it’s called “The Gender Imperative: Human Security vs State Security,” and the … Continue reading

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Two Views on the Sex Industry

With election day coming up, I have been intrigued by the candidacy of Kristen Davis, the former madam who is running for governor of New York State.   From what I can tell from her TV image, she is personable and … Continue reading

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Living Room Dialogue: Women and War

This Living Room Dialogue was prompted by “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” the film by Abigail Disney & Gini Reticker documenting the role of women in ending the civil war in Liberia. In the introductions led by Network staff … Continue reading

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