Northern Ireland Becomes First Part in the United Kingdom to Hold Sex Buyers Accountable in Landmark Human Trafficking BillAuthors: CATW International
On December 9, 2014, the Northern Ireland Assembly officially passed the groundbreaking Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill. The landmark legislation not only provides support services for victims of trafficking, but also aspires to curb sex trafficking by penalizing the purchase of sex and decriminalizing individuals who are prostituted.&... Read More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (CORRECTION FROM DECEMBER 1 PRESS RELEASE) Two More Nations, Canada and Ireland, Take Measures Toward Criminalizing Buyers of Sex, Signaling Global Trend to Combat Sex Trade New York, December 2, 2014 - The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) applauds the governments of Canada and Ireland for their hist... Read More...
Authors: Muriel Balbi (author), CATW International (translation)
The following article originally appeared on September 4, 2014 on the Argentine news website Infobae.com in Spanish entitled Marcela Loaiza, víctima de trata: "Soy una inspiración de vida y eso me enorgullece"Translation credit - Bartosz Pełka. For 18 months she was in the hands of the Japanese Yakuza Mafia. They raped, beat and sold her int... Read More...
Over 300 Human Rights Groups and Anti-Trafficking Advocates Worldwide Weigh in on “Sex Work” Terminology In MediaAuthors: CATW International
Open Letter Urges the Associated Press Stylebook to Use Alternative Language When Addressing ProstitutionTO GET THE FULL VERSION OF THIS LETTER CLICK "DOWNLOAD ATTACHMENT" ABOVE.David Minthorn October 31, 2014Stylebook EditorThe Associated Press (AP)450 West 33rd St. New York, NY 10001 Dear Mr. Minthorn: We, the undersig... Read More...
Authors: The Guardian, Jaha Dukureh
I am a survivor of female genital mutilation, or FGM. I was mutilated when I was a week old, to supposedly preserve my honor by ensuring my chastity until marriage. When I was eight, my sister bled to death after being mutilated in the same manner and all that we were told was, "It was her time to go." I immigrated to the United States when I was... Read More...
Authors: CATW International
Imagine your 24-year old daughter leaving home for the gym one morning, an ordinary act on an ordinary day. Only that day, she does not come back home. Despite your frantic attempts at finding her, an entire year passes. You receive a call that the man you believe was involved in the disappearance of your daughter was arrested and is in f... Read More...
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