Browsing All Posts filed under »Slavery«

It’s time to legalize prostitution

June 2, 2012


The law is out of step with sexual mores By Jason Itzler / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Stephan Gladieu/Getty Images MOUND HOUSE, NEVADA – JANUARY 2008: Tea time at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel owned by Dennis Hof, in Lyon County, one of the fews counties in the […]

Millennium Goals Mock Nepal’s Slave Girls

April 21, 2012


By Naresh Newar These former slave girls face extreme poverty. Credit:Naresh Newar/IPS DANG, Nepal , Apr 20, 2012 (IPS) – Five years after Nepal abolished Kamalari, a system of girl slavery, thousands of young women are still awaiting promised rehabilitation and support from the new democratic republic. Some 11,000 ‘liberated’ Kamalari girls, many of them […]

An Anonymous humorous letter to Bible candidate – Rick Santorum

April 6, 2012


Reblogged from kractivist Dear Friends, I have been greatly moved by Rick Santorum‘s wise pronouncements, guided by Biblical principles, especially those concerning marriage. Of course he believes that sexual intercourse should be used only for purposes of procreation (he says he has never worn a condom), but there are some gray areas I was hoping […]

The real cost of human trafficking

February 25, 2012


Posted on 24 February 2012Deborah CowanWVoN co-editor Human trafficking and the buying and selling of human beings has been happening since the earliest of times. But it seems that trafficking is not just the most horrific human rights abuse of modern times, it’s also big bucks for those who deal in the exploitation and misery […]

For Punishment of Elder’s Misdeeds, Afghan Girl Pays the Price

February 17, 2012


By ALISSA J. RUBINPublished: February 16, 2012 Andrea Bruce for The New York TimesShakila, 10, was abducted and held for about a year as part of a traditional Afghan form of justice known as “baad.” ASADABAD, Afghanistan — Shakila, 8 at the time, was drifting off to sleep when a group of men carrying AK-47s […]

Local human trafficking persists in Upper Valley

February 8, 2012


By Lindsay Ellis, The Dartmouth StaffPublished on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Sex trafficking in the Upper Valley primarily victimizes vulnerable, female adolescents, Abby Tassel, WISE assistant director and former College Sexual Abuse Awareness Program coordinator, said in a Monday discussion — held in Fahey-McLane hall in front of about 20 students — coordinated by the […]

Congo rape victims face slavery in gold and mineral mines

September 4, 2011


Women driven out of their villages by militias are being forced into exploitative work, Guardian investigation finds Diane Taylor in Mwenga, Friday 2 September 2011 Rape victims in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being forced to work in conditions of slavery in mines producing the gold, coltan and tin ore needed to manufacture […]