Autumn Burris, Founder/Director of Survivors for Solutions, Writes to Amnesty International about Decriminalization/Legalization of ProstitutionAuthors: Autumn Burris
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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
We congratulate Google for their corporate responsibility in addressing the promotion of ads that could lead to human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, especially of women and girls. For more information, please click here. Read More...
Authors: The Huffington Post, Taina Bien-Aimé
For those of us who know and have worked with Somaly Mam throughout the years, the Newsweek cover story about her alleged fabrications shocked and saddened us. If the accusations are true, we don't know why Somaly, who commanded love and affection, would have stretched the truth so far. Some have asked whether it matters at the end of the... Read More...
Authors: Taina Bien-Aimé, The Huffington Post
A daughter of the First Nation Ojibwe, Bridget Perrier was born in Long Lake #58 in Northern Ontario. Given up by parents unable to care for her, Bridget was placed in a welcoming home with five other children. In that house, a family friend raped Bridget. Her behavior subsequently became so disruptive that a social worker counseled her foster fami... Read More...
Authors: Taina Bien-Aimé, CATW International
While authoring Les Misérables, the celebrated Victor Hugo wrote in 1862 that despite affirmations slavery had vanished from European civilization, it still existed -- as prostitution imposed on women. In December 2013, the French Assembly finally heeded its lionized sage and overwhelmingly passed a bill imposing stiff fines on sex buyer... Read More...
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