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

Global supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves

By MARGIE MASON, ROBIN McDOWELL, MARTHA MENDOZA and ESTHER HTUSAN for AP on Dec. 14, 2015— “Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door and a threat: Get up or get beaten. For the next 16 hours, No. 31 and his wife stood in the factory that owned them with their aching hands in ice water. They ripped … More Global supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves

Thailand Blasted for Modern Slavery in New Report

Originally posted by Yahoo News Digest on July 28, 2015— “Thai authorities are upset about being blacklisted by the U.S. for the second year in a row for failing to do enough to combat modern-day slavery. Washington accused Thailand of failing to tackle human trafficking, while praising progress in Malaysia and Cuba, in a report … More Thailand Blasted for Modern Slavery in New Report

Hundreds of Refugees Arrive in Malaysia and Indonesia After Thai Crackdown

Originally posted on Reuters by Roni Bintang and Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzahon on May 11, 2015— “Malaysia has detained more than a thousand Bangladeshi and Rohingya refugees, including dozens of children, police said, a day after authorities rescued hundreds stranded off Indonesia’s western tip. There has been a huge increase in refugees from impoverished Bangladesh and … More Hundreds of Refugees Arrive in Malaysia and Indonesia After Thai Crackdown

Thai Police Moved Over ‘Human Trafficking Links’

Originally posted by BBC News on May 7, 2015— “Thai authorities say more than 50 officers have been transferred from their posts over suspected links to human traffickers. The announcement came after mass graves and more than 30 bodies were found in the south over the past week. The victims were thought to be migrants … More Thai Police Moved Over ‘Human Trafficking Links’

Thai Mass Grave Held Bodies of 26 Suspected Trafficking Victims

Originally posted by Amy Sawitta Lefevre for Reuters on May 2, 2015— “Dozens of police and volunteers have exhumed 26 bodies at a mass grave near a suspected human trafficking camp on a hillside deep in a southern Thai jungle, police said on Saturday. The digging site, in Sadao district in Songkhla province, yielded five bodies … More Thai Mass Grave Held Bodies of 26 Suspected Trafficking Victims

BANGKOK: Thailand Disappointed with US Human Trafficking Report, Says It Will Keep Fighting the Scourge

Published by The Associated Press on June 21, 2014— “Thailand says it is disappointed with a decision by the U.S. State Department to blacklist it for its failure to do enough to fight human trafficking. But the Southeast Asian country vowed it would continue to fight the scourge. The United States on Friday released its … More BANGKOK: Thailand Disappointed with US Human Trafficking Report, Says It Will Keep Fighting the Scourge