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

Legal Prostitution in Europe: The Shady Facade of Human Trafficking

Originally posted by AÏSSATA MAÏGA and SOL TORRES for Open Security on September 17, 2014— “Criminalising the buying, rather than the offering, of sexual services is one of the ways to fight the transnational criminal networks behind the trafficking of women. In the last decade forced prostitution and traffic in human beings for sexual exploitation in Europe … More Legal Prostitution in Europe: The Shady Facade of Human Trafficking

Photographer Raised $50,000 To Fight Human Trafficking After Being Offered A Baby For $50

By Robbie Couch for The Huffington Post on June 6, 2014— “Everything changed for Tanner Wendell Stewart when he was in Bulgaria in 2012. Stewart, a Seattle-based photographer, had spotted a man holding a baby. Wanting to capture the beautiful moment, he asked the man if he could take a photo. After a brief exchange, … More Photographer Raised $50,000 To Fight Human Trafficking After Being Offered A Baby For $50

Violence Against Women Costs Europe 33 Billion Euros

On November 22, 2013 for FINNBAY— “The Council of Europe, a human rights organisation in Strasbourg, reckons harassment and violence against women costs Europe an estimated 20 to 60 euros per person per year, or up to 33 billion euros, the non-profit group Intervista Onlus announced on Thursday. © FINNBAY-ANSA Onlus Intervista crunched data like … More Violence Against Women Costs Europe 33 Billion Euros

European Commission President Pledges $40.7 Million to Help Italy Deal with Influx of Refugees

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD for The New York Times on October 14, 2013— “After the drowning of more than 300 Africans near the Italian island of Lampedusa, the European Commission president, José Manuel Barroso, pledged 30 million euros, or about $40.7 million, last week to help Italy deal with an overwhelming influx of refugees. While … More European Commission President Pledges $40.7 Million to Help Italy Deal with Influx of Refugees