Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating

At only 17-yr old, Malala Yousafzai was the youngest recipient, at the time in 2014, as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her courageous advocacy of girls education in her home region of Swat District, Pakistan. Blogged for BBC as early as 11-yr old and almost died from being assassinated by a Taliban soldier when … More Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating

CHINA: At Least Six Missing After Clampdown on Human Rights Lawyer

” Nearly two weeks after Beijing launched one of its most comprehensive crackdowns on civil society in decades, at least six people remain missing – believed to have disappeared into the custody of China’s security services. Originally posted by Tom Phillips on TheGuardian.com on July 21, 2015— “At least 238 people have been detained or … More CHINA: At Least Six Missing After Clampdown on Human Rights Lawyer

Human Rights Watch Says China Draft Terrorism Law a ‘License to Commit Abuses’

Originally posted on Reuters.com on January 20, 2015— “U.S. advocacy group Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged China to revise draft legislation aimed at combating terrorism, saying it was little more than “a license to commit human rights abuses”. The law, which was made public for consultation last November, would establish a new counter-terrorism body … More Human Rights Watch Says China Draft Terrorism Law a ‘License to Commit Abuses’

China Issues White Paper on Human Rights

On May 26, 2014— “The Chinese Government on Monday released a white paper detailing the progress made in human rights in 2013, highlighting enhanced social fairness, justice and freedom of speech. “China’s progress in its human rights undertaking is there for everybody to see, and every unbiased and reasonable observer can draw a fair conclusion,” … More China Issues White Paper on Human Rights

Hong Kong Fails to Protect Human Trafficking Victims

Published March 25, 2014, for GMA News— “Hong Kong is failing to protect victims of human trafficking for forced labor, a report said Monday, calling for new legislation to prevent “modern-day slavery” in a city which relies heavily on migrant workers. The report comes at a time of growing anger over the abuse of foreign … More Hong Kong Fails to Protect Human Trafficking Victims

Cross-Border Sex Trade Grows in Vietnam

Vietnamese women wait for customers on Vietnam Street in Hekou Yao Autonomous County, Yunnan Province. Photo: IC By The Global Times on February 25, 2014— “As the biggest trade partner of Vietnam, China has expanded business relations with the Southeastern Asian country by opening up its border towns. Every morning in Hekou, Southwest China’s Yunnan … More Cross-Border Sex Trade Grows in Vietnam

VIETNAM: Suspects Arrested for Trafficking Baby to China in Northern Vietnam

For http://www.thanhniennews.com on January 20, 2014— Vang Ca Du, 45, is suspected of conspiring with two accomplices to sell his newborn son to a Chinese national on January 13 / PHOTO: VNA “Border guards in the northern province of Lai Chau said on Sunday that they had arrested two people for allegedly selling a newborn to … More VIETNAM: Suspects Arrested for Trafficking Baby to China in Northern Vietnam