U.S. State Department Starts $25M Global Fund To End Modern Slavery

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 14, 2017 The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a groundbreaking $25 million award to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery for transformational programs around the world to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery – also known as human trafficking. We would like … More U.S. State Department Starts $25M Global Fund To End Modern Slavery

BUSTED-How police brought down a tech-savvy prostitution network in Bellevue

Originally published in The Seattle Times by Lynn Thompson, 26 July 2017  — BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON, USA — Men cruised the hallway of an upscale Bellevue apartment building, checking their cellphones and scanning the unit numbers before pausing at a door that swung open even before they knocked. A neighbor grew suspicious and alerted police, saying she … More BUSTED-How police brought down a tech-savvy prostitution network in Bellevue

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 Experts Pan US for Disappointing Human Rights Record

By Willa Frej on April 17, 2015 for MSNBC.com— “The United States has a record of human rights abuses despite its position as a leading voice on human rights issues worldwide, legal experts said at a forum here on Friday, from water shutoffs in Detroit and widespread police brutality to Guantanamo Bay and drone strikes. The alleged … More Legal Experts Pan US for Disappointing Human Rights Record

UNDERGROUND IN AMERICA: Female Genital Mutilation

Originally posted by Olivia Smith and Teri Whitcraft on July 20, 2015 for ABCNews.com— “”Sarah was 7 years old when her parents took her to visit their family in India. Born in Iowa and raised in California, Sarah remembers taking trips to see relatives abroad frequently. But this time was different. “I wish it didn’t … More UNDERGROUND IN AMERICA: Female Genital Mutilation