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Blessing The Sex Trade In South Africa: A Sex Trafficking And Prostitution Survivor Testifies

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Grizelda Grootboom recently published "Exit," a book about her violence-ridden and homeless childhood, sex trafficking, her escape from prostitution and her transformation into one of the most vocal survivor leaders in South Africa committed to ending the sex trade.

Statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November

UN Women | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women
UN Women

Across the world, violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious--and the most tolerated--human rights violations, both a cause and ...

Women and Self-Defense

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Miri Ben-Ari

As International Women's day approaches, here is my conversation with Karl Romain on this subject with some insights for the ladies out there that would like to be able to defend themselves...

The Horror of Honor Killing: In America and Around the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Around the world, honor violence is a far greater issue. The UN estimates that over 5,000 such murders occur annually -- and that number only includes the few honor killings that officials ever find out about.

Where Are the Religious Leaders for the Nigerian Girls?

Heidi Legg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Heidi Legg

This week the Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed the historic vote by the Church of England to allow women bishops, but how will this translate for women across the world? Meanwhile, the Nigerian girls are still missing.

If You Chose Your Lover, You're One of the Lucky Ones: How Gender Inequalities are Affecting Global Progress

Alicia Henry | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Alicia Henry

Robbing a young girl of her adolescence denies her the opportunity to be educated and join the workforce. If she doesn't die of birth complications, she may have no other choice than to sell her body in order to provide for her family.

#OrangeDay Promotes Internet Free Of Trafficking, Porn, Bullying

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.25.2013 | Impact

Social media users are painting the Internet orange today in support of a campaign to defend the rights and safety of women and girls. For this mon...

Egypt: Women's Rights Could Destroy Society

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, March 14 (Reuters) - Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood warns that a U.N. declaration on women's ri...

CONTROVERSY: Will Canada, U.S. Deny Iran A Seat On Powerful UN Board For Women's Rights?

Globe and Mail | JOANNA SLATER AND CAMPBELL CLARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran's controversial bid to join the board of a powerful new United Nations agency promoting equality for women is running into intense resistance fro...