Sudanese Forces Committed Mass Rape; Women Attacked in Hospitals

Originally posted by Cara Anna for The Associated Press on September 9, 2015— “Human Rights Watch is accusing the Sudanese military of another mass rape in Darfur. Members of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces raped at least 60 women in the country’s troubled western region, after taking over the town of Golo in January, according to … More Sudanese Forces Committed Mass Rape; Women Attacked in Hospitals

Decriminalization of Sex Work Would Only Expand Abuse

Originally published by Peter Holmes on August 6, 2015 for The Seattle Times— “Amnesty International is considering supporting the global decriminalization of crimes related to commercial sexual exploitation. This would be a travesty. The sex trade is rapidly growing here and across the world. Decriminalization would only expand the abuse and deepen the inequality inherent in … More Decriminalization of Sex Work Would Only Expand Abuse

UN Official Resigns Amid Scandal Over Handling of Sex Abuse Report

Originally posted by AFP on Yahoo News on July 22, 2015— “A top UN official who was allegedly informed of a sex abuse scandal before it became public is resigning, a spokeswoman for the United Nations said Wednesday. Flavia Pansieri, the number two at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in … More UN Official Resigns Amid Scandal Over Handling of Sex Abuse Report

History of Abuse Seen in Many Girls in Juvenile System

Originally posted by Timothy Williams on July 9, 2015, on NYTimes.com— “As many as 80 percent of the girls in some states’ juvenile justice systems have a history of sexual or physical abuse, according to a report released Thursday. The report, a rare examination of their plight, recommends that girls who have been sexually trafficked … More History of Abuse Seen in Many Girls in Juvenile System

Santa Cruz Human Trafficking Victim Shares Her Story

Originally posted by Ryan Masters on January 21, 2015, for Santa Cruz Sentinel— “Deborah Pembrook is an advocate for victims of human trafficking. She is also a survivor of the human sex-trafficking trade. On Tuesday night, Pembrook joined a panel of community leaders which included police officers, social workers and representatives from faith-based organizations for … More Santa Cruz Human Trafficking Victim Shares Her Story