Top Prosecutors from UK and Ireland Pledge to Work Together to Tackle Human Trafficking

Originally posted on BBC News on October 17, 2014— “Top prosecutors from across the UK and Ireland have pledged to work together to tackle human trafficking, described by one as “the slavery of our times”. The heads of prosecution services in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland met amid a rise … More Top Prosecutors from UK and Ireland Pledge to Work Together to Tackle Human Trafficking

Promoting Human Rights Through Global Citizenship Education

Originally posted by Ravi Kanth Devarakonda for Inter Press Service on September 18, 2014— “Amid escalating conflicts and rampant violations of human rights all over the world, spreading “human rights education” is not an easy task. But a non-governmental organisation from Japan is beginning to make an impact through its “global citizenship education” approach.   At the current … More Promoting Human Rights Through Global Citizenship Education

Microsoft: How Tech Companies Can Engage Billions on Human Rights

Originally posted by Dunstan Allison Hope and Dan Bross on Greenbiz.com on September 18, 2014— “How can technology companies engage with users — who number in the billions — on potential human rights challenges?The release of a working paper released this week endeavors to answer this question. The paper was informed by a global series of expert roundtables … More Microsoft: How Tech Companies Can Engage Billions on Human Rights

Polaris Project Ranks Colorado’s Human Trafficking Laws in Top Tier

Originally posted by Jesse Paul for The Denver Post on September 17, 2014— “After being ranked among states with the worst human trafficking laws in 2013, the Polaris Project, a Washington D.C.-based trafficking policy and victims advocacy group, gave Colorado its top ranking, it was announced Wednesday. On July 1, new statutes went into effect … More Polaris Project Ranks Colorado’s Human Trafficking Laws in Top Tier

‘One in 10 Girls Raped or Sexually Assaulted,’ U.N. Report Says

Originally published on Yahoo News Digest on September 5, 2014— “About 120 million girls worldwide—slightly more than one in 10—have been forced to have sex by the age of 20. Further, one-fifth of all homicide victims globally are under 20 years old, resulting in 95,000 deaths in 2012, according to a new United Nations report. … More ‘One in 10 Girls Raped or Sexually Assaulted,’ U.N. Report Says

Governments Must Do More to Eradicate Slavery, says Kerry

By Terry FitzPatrick on June 20, 2014— “U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says “no government, anywhere yet, is doing enough” to eradicate slavery, and “zones of impunity” exist around the world that allow trafficking to flourish. Kerry’s comments came as he unveiled the State Department’s 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report this morning, which provides … More Governments Must Do More to Eradicate Slavery, says Kerry

Faith-Based Human Rights Group Calling for End of Violence in Central African Republic

By Chris Woodward for OneNewsNow.com on June 2, 2014— “A human-rights organization for Christians is calling for international response to sectarian violence in the Central African Republic. On May 28, Muslim terrorists attacked a Roman Catholic church in the capital city of the Central African Republic, killing 30 people. Cameron Thomas with International Christian Concern says prayer always … More Faith-Based Human Rights Group Calling for End of Violence in Central African Republic