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Free seminars during Week Without Violen

September 30, 2012

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Free seminars during Week Without Violence – WARREN The YWCA of Warren, 375 North Park Ave., will mark the National Week Without Violence with two free seminars covering human trafficking and conflict management. ”Bringing the Issue of Human Trafficking Into the Light” will be 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15, and ”Conflict Management Skills for […]

Regional consultation to stop discrimina

September 30, 2012

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Regional consultation to stop discrimination against women – Indian Express Regional consultation to stop discrimination against women – A two-day regional consultation on Convention to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was organised by the Na http://ow.ly/e6kbz

Generation of women hit by ‘toxic combi

September 30, 2012

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Generation of women hit by ‘toxic combination of ageism and sexism’ Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper says women who fought for equal pay and maternity leave are now facing squeeze http://ow.ly/e6jnO

Human Trafficking Devastating The Sinai

September 30, 2012

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Human Trafficking Devastating The Sinai – Analysis Eurasia Review A new report titled ‘Human Trafficking in the Sinai. Refugees between Life and Death’ sheds new light on the devastation caused by the trafficking in the Sinai. Hostages are killed unless they collect exorbitant ransoms from relatives, which can go up to USD 35,000 or even […]

Gardaí probe 18 human trafficking cases

September 30, 2012

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Gardaí probe 18 human trafficking cases this year | Irish Examiner Gardaí have so far identified six children who have been trafficked into Ireland to be sexually abused and exploited since the start of the year, according to the Department of Justice. http://ow.ly/e6jii

Elizabeth Smart recalls horror of captiv

September 30, 2012

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Elizabeth Smart recalls horror of captivity, warns of sex trafficking | Wichita Eagle With the jab of a knife blade in her neck, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart’s life changed forever. http://ow.ly/e6jfJ

Trade of Innocents: Film captures realit

September 30, 2012

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Trade of Innocents: Film captures reality of child trafficking for sexual exploitation UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov attended a preview screening of Trade of Innocents, a film that exposes the grim reality of children trafficked for sexual exploitation. The UNODC chief participated at the event in New York with Mira Sorvino, UNODC Goodwill Ambassador against […]

Issues affecting women and children shou

September 30, 2012

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Issues affecting women and children should be central to decision-making processes: Jamaica | United… NARRATOR: There is a particularly vulnerable group – the women and children of our world for whom ‘external shocks’, cause real and serious dislocation in their daily lives. http://ow.ly/e6ja2

Coalition cuts hit older women hardest L

September 30, 2012

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Coalition cuts hit older women hardest Labour’s Yvette Cooper says women over 50 hit by combination of sexism, ageism, budget cuts and need to care for relatives http://ow.ly/e6j9e

Human Trafficking Awareness Street Sign

September 30, 2012

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Human Trafficking Awareness Street Sign Campaign (WMC-TV) – Every year in America, 100,000 to 300,000 youth are at-risk of being taken into human trafficking as a slave to be used for sex or labor exploitation.More than $30 billion a year is made from this exploitation in America. The only way to … http://ow.ly/e6j7z

allAfrica.com: Namibia: Forced Sterilisa

September 30, 2012

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allAfrica.com: Namibia: Forced Sterilisation and Gender Inequality A court ruling over sterilisation without consent raises questions over the position of women in Namibian society. On July 30, Judge Elton Hoff ruled in favour of three women who sued the Namibian state for being forcibly sterilised. Whilst this has been heralded as a positive development, the […]

Nicola Adams: ‘Women don’t tend to spe

September 30, 2012

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Nicola Adams: ‘Women don’t tend to speak out’ – 1bn Rising video Olympic gold medalist explains why she’s joining Eve Ensler’s campaign to stop violence against women http://ow.ly/e4OTV

Stella Creasy: ‘I see all too often wom

September 30, 2012

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Stella Creasy: ‘I see all too often women who have been let down by the system’ – 1bn Rising video The shadow minister with responsibility for violence against women explains why she’s joining Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising campaign http://ow.ly/e4OOx

Women Hurting Women Female leaders can b

September 30, 2012

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Women Hurting Women Female leaders can be just as horrible for women as men — just look at Bangladesh. http://ow.ly/e63xt

The Myth of Male Decline Reports of a ma

September 30, 2012

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The Myth of Male Decline Reports of a matriarchy are exaggerated. In many arenas, the progress of women has stalled. http://ow.ly/e63uW

Rosario Dawson: ‘One in three women wil

September 29, 2012

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Rosario Dawson: ‘One in three women will be raped, killed or beaten’ – 1bn Rising video Actor and activist Rosario Dawson explains why she’s joining Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising campaign http://ow.ly/e4OJE

Jane Fonda: ‘My mother was sexually abu

September 29, 2012

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Jane Fonda: ‘My mother was sexually abused’ – 1bn Rising video Jane Fonda explains why she’s joining Eve Ensler’s 1bn Rising campaign, which aims to end violence against women http://ow.ly/e4Oyu

Marriage at the Supreme Court : Ms. Maga

September 29, 2012

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Marriage at the Supreme Court : Ms. Magazine Blog The national debate over marriage equality is about to enter a new phase, as multiple cases make their way to the United States Supreme Court. SCOTUS begins a new session next Monday, and today, in private conference, the Court will decide which new cases to review. […]

‘This is not a women’s issue, it’s a

September 28, 2012

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‘This is not a women’s issue, it’s a global crisis’: Robert Redford – video Robert Redford explains why he’s joining Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising campaign, which launches today and aims to encourage people around the world to rise up and take action to end violence against women and girls. The deadline for justice is […]

One Billion Rising: Together we can end

September 28, 2012

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One Billion Rising: Together we can end violence against women Eve Ensler: One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. Ending violence against women is as important as ending poverty, or Aids or global warming http://ow.ly/e4Mnm

Ai-jen Poo: ‘Sometimes women face extre

September 28, 2012

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Ai-jen Poo: ‘Sometimes women face extreme forms of abuse’ – 1bn Rising video The director of the US National Domestic Workers Alliance explains why she’s joining Eve Ensler’s campaign to end violence against women and girls http://ow.ly/e4Mgk

Support Pussy Riot’s appeal for justice

September 28, 2012

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Support Pussy Riot’s appeal for justice Pussy Riot appeal in court next week. We need your help to defend free speech – ask the Russian authorities to stop their persecution of the punk band. http://ow.ly/e4M4G

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to address

September 28, 2012

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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to address expectant women’s rights A new workplace pregnancy bill, the Pregnant workers Fairness Act, recently introduced for consideration seeks to address women’s rights in the workplace. http://ow.ly/e4vHa

509 Nigeria female pilgrims return from

September 28, 2012

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509 Nigeria female pilgrims return from Saudi Arabia after detention over male escort rule LAGOS, Nigeria — An official says 509 Muslim female pilgrims are returning to Nigeria from Saudi Arabia after being stopped from proceeding with their pilgrimage. http://ow.ly/e4vDF

On World Tourism Day, UNODC chief calls

September 28, 2012

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On World Tourism Day, UNODC chief calls for more efforts to tackle trafficking for sexual exploitation On the occasion of World Tourism Day, marked today, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov highlighted the important role that the tourism industry can play in combating human trafficking for sexual and other exploitation. The World Tourism Organization’s Global Code […]

Massachusetts Appeals Case Granting Gend

September 28, 2012

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Massachusetts Appeals Case Granting Gender Surgery For Inmate In a jarringly anti-trans maneuver, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s (D) administration has appealed a federal judge’s ruling granting sex reassignment surgery for transgender inmate Michelle Kosilek. The surgery has been prescribed by her Bureau of Prisons doctors, but the state has resisted a… http://ow.ly/e4vv2

Ex-MMA Fighter Cameron Conaway Tackles H

September 28, 2012

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Ex-MMA Fighter Cameron Conaway Tackles Human Trafficking Abroad Cameron Conaway, an award-winning author and former MMA fighter who once trained under Renzo Gracie, is now fighting an epic battle that reaches far beyond the cage, the battle to end human trafficking. More than 27 million men, women and children are held as slaves, and UNICEF […]

Human rights are the best weapon to comb

September 28, 2012

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Human rights are the best weapon to combat hunger, report says A report by civil society groups says it is impossible to tackle the causes of hunger if existing power relations remain untouched Mark Tran guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 26 September 2012 09.56 BST An… http://ow.ly/e4vmD

European Women’s Lobby Européen des fem

September 28, 2012

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European Women’s Lobby Européen des femmes : EWL meets journalists to present a women’s rights pers… EWL meets journalists to present a women’s rights perspective on human trafficking – http://ow.ly/e4viR

Tunisia: A procedure that “transforms th

September 28, 2012

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Tunisia: A procedure that “transforms the victim” of rape “into the accused” | Social Watch Social Watch poverty eradication and gender justice http://ow.ly/e4vez

IPS – Army’s Former Sex Slaves Testify i

September 28, 2012

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IPS – Army’s Former Sex Slaves Testify in Guatemala | Inter Press Service Army’s Former Sex Slaves Testify in Guatemala – “In the garrison they had rooms where they would rape us; sometimes there were three, four or fi http://ow.ly/e4vb1

September 28 campaign Global day of acti

September 28, 2012

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September 28 campaign Global day of action for safe and legal abortion http://ow.ly/e4v6L

Human Sex Trafficking Is Now Affecting A

September 28, 2012

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Human Sex Trafficking Is Now Affecting America’s Elite Communities Forced prostitution in wealthy suburbs. http://ow.ly/e4v3M

European Women’s Lobby Européen des fem

September 28, 2012

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European Women’s Lobby Européen des femmes : Sweden – Prostitution put back on the agenda Sweden – Prostitution put back on the agenda – http://ow.ly/e4uXj

Human trafficking: the modern form of sl

September 28, 2012

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Human trafficking: the modern form of slavery No one can forget Liam Neeson’s awe-inspiring performance in the action thriller, “Taken.” His ability to scale walls and fight … http://ow.ly/e3AuD

FBI considers creating statewide task fo

September 28, 2012

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FBI considers creating statewide task force on human trafficking OGDEN — The FBI is considering creating a statewide task force on human trafficking, an audience was told Thursday at a gathering on the topic… http://ow.ly/e3At2

Whooping cough jab to be offered during

September 28, 2012

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Whooping cough jab to be offered during pregnancy http://ow.ly/e3Azw Vaccine now available for women in 28th to 38th week of pregnancy in move to halt surge in baby deaths

Act to End Human Trafficking Exactly a c

September 28, 2012

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Act to End Human Trafficking Exactly a century and a half after abolition, slavery persists. Today we call it human trafficking. It is one of the largest and fastest-growing criminal practices in the world. http://ow.ly/e3ApY

Kristof: Voices of the voiceless | The S

September 28, 2012

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Kristof: Voices of the voiceless | The Salt Lake Tribune When President Barack Obama made a landmark speech against modern slavery on Tuesday, many of us in the news media shrugged. http://ow.ly/e3AdI

Okla. woman shares human trafficking sto

September 28, 2012

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Okla. woman shares human trafficking story OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â A Sand Springs woman’s gripping tale of becoming a child prostitute at age 11 captivated a legislative panel Thursday that was exploring ways to deal with what police say is a growing problem of human trafficking in Oklahoma. Human trafficking has received increased atte… http://ow.ly/e3Ar4

Domestic abuse in the UK : The Lancet A

September 28, 2012

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Domestic abuse in the UK : The Lancet A redefinition of domestic violence was announced by Nick Clegg, Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister, on Sept 18. Victims of abuse aged 16—17 years will be recognised alongside adults, and the definition of abuse broadens to “any incident or pattern…of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse…” […]

Jada Pinkett Smith teams up with Sabre H

September 28, 2012

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Jada Pinkett Smith teams up with Sabre Holdings to fight human trafficking Actress Jada Pinkett Smith teamed up with a Southlake-based travel technology company today in an effort to fight human trafficking. Sabre Holdings launched its “Passport to Freedom” initiative this morning to raise awareness about and help end the hidden crime of human trafficking. […]

Traffic signals: Cues and clues indicati

September 28, 2012

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Traffic signals: Cues and clues indicating human trafficking operations Human trafficking is fast becoming one of the world s most lucrative criminal enterprises and as such, both patrol officers and investigators should know some of the indicators. Human trafficking http://ow.ly/e3Ald

Walk Against Human Trafficking – The Sac

September 28, 2012

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Walk Against Human Trafficking – The Sacramento Bee PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This Saturday, September 29, DC Stop Modern Slavery (DC SMS) will host the 2012 Stop Modern Slavery Walk on the National Mall at 15 St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW from 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. http://ow.ly/e3AcJ

U.S. Is Taking Over Spirit Lake Sioux’s

September 28, 2012

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U.S. Is Taking Over Spirit Lake Sioux’s Social Services After dozens of abuse cases on the reservation of the Spirit Lake Sioux were not properly investigated, federal officials are moving to run social services there. http://ow.ly/e3zt8

Updated: Lawmakers Urged to Penalize Tra

September 27, 2012

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Updated: Lawmakers Urged to Penalize Trafficking Businesses, by Maurice Chammah Despite efforts to crack down on human trafficking in Texas, lawmakers and advocates said Tuesday that pimps still operate with little pressure. Legislators were urged to increase civil penalties for trafficking businesses. http://ow.ly/e3aiH

Lift up women to lift the world – CNN.co

September 27, 2012

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Lift up women to lift the world – CNN.com Melanne Verveer and Penny Abeywardena say leaders everywhere must approach girls and women as actors who drive solutions, not just as beneficiaries who receive their results http://ow.ly/e3a36

Anti-Abortion Motion in Canada Defeated

September 27, 2012

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Anti-Abortion Motion in Canada Defeated | FMF Blog The Canadian Parliament voted to defeat an anti-abortion motion last night by a vote of 203-91.Motion 312, proposed by conservative Member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth, would authorize investigation into the rights of the fetus. Many pro-choice activists believe the motion would have restricte… http://ow.ly/e2Vwu

IPS – Breast Milk Banks, From Brazil to

September 27, 2012

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IPS – Breast Milk Banks, From Brazil to the World | Inter Press Service Breast Milk Banks, From Brazil to the World – Cíntia Rose Regis, 23, not only breastfeeds her 16-month-old daughter Zelda but has also been donating 6 http://ow.ly/e2Vu3

Did the Olympics affect London’s sex in

September 27, 2012

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Did the Olympics affect London’s sex industry? | The Naked Anthropologist As everyone now knows, speculation about the relationship between big sports events and sex trafficking continues despite evidence that no such relationship http://ow.ly/e2VqF