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

It’s Not Just Boko Haram In Nigeria: Millions Of Women And Children Victimized By Human And Sex Trafficking

By Bill Vourvoulias for Fox News Latino on May 12, 2014— “While the world is focused on the fate of hundreds of girls in Nigeria who have been kidnapped in recent months by the extremist Islamic group, Boko Haram, it might be a good time, activists say, to talk about how the trafficking of humans is a … More It’s Not Just Boko Haram In Nigeria: Millions Of Women And Children Victimized By Human And Sex Trafficking

Where Germany’s Legalization of Prostitution Went Horribly Wrong

By Nisha Lilia for The Sydney Morning Herald on March 11, 2014— Europe’s biggest brothel – the 12-storey, neon-wrapped Pascha in Cologne. Photo: Albrecht Fuchs/Daily Telegraph, “Paradise is a brothel in Stuttgart. It is one of Germany’s ”mega-brothels” and, like a lot of those establishments, has a Moroccan theme. Picture a sultan’s palace crossed with … More Where Germany’s Legalization of Prostitution Went Horribly Wrong

Human Rights International Film Festival

HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETY IS A CO-ORGANIZER! March 28th to 30th @ SIFF SIFF and Human Rights Society has teamed up to present the inaugural Human Rights International Film Festival in Seattle. This travelling film festival is part of Human Rights Watch and will be hosted by SIFF. The weekend-long film festival features stories about human rights issues in Afghanistan, … More Human Rights International Film Festival

In Third World Countries, Slave Maids Cost the Price of a Smart Phone

By Susan V. Ople, Special for CN, on August 9, 2013— “If you ask young people what they could get for U.S. $200 or less, their answers would probably include a tablet, a smart phone, or a designer bag. Not on the list, a foreign maid – unless you live in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, … More In Third World Countries, Slave Maids Cost the Price of a Smart Phone

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