Tag Archives: human trafficking

These are the names of Nigeria’s kidnapped girls

TweetUpdate #2: Upon further reflection and having read Jina Moore’s piece exploring the internal Nigerian politics of releasing the names and the specific concerns brought up by the governor of Borno state, we’ve decided to adjust this list to include the first names of the girls only.  Update #1: Some readers have expressed concern that posting these [...]
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Can you figure out what this police x-ray captured?

Tweet At first it looks like a piece of abstract art. Then you start to make out human shapes. And it looks like a bunch of people wearing bathing suits and swim caps, maybe? But it’s not. This is a police X-ray image of a trailer truck containing 94 trafficking victims from Central America, Nepal [...]
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We’re having the wrong conversation about sex work, and it makes Rush Limbaugh happy

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetIn the United States, sex work has been illegal since promiscuous ladies still got Scarlet Lettered. But countries are moving towards legalizing the world’s oldest profession—and many women’s rights advocates aren’t happy about it. Just this month, the European Women’s Lobby called on the EU to make the act of buying sex illegal. To get [...]
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POTUS declares Human Trafficking Prevention Month

TweetEarlier this week, President Obama issued a proclamation declaring January 2012 to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. He stated, “We stand with all those who are held in compelled service,” Obama stated. “We recognize the people, organizations and government entities that are working to combat human trafficking; and we recommit to bringing an [...]
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The Feministing Five: Annie Fukushima

Tweet Annie Fukushima is a long time activist and academic. She’s been working around the issue of human trafficking and she’s a huge believer in the power of praxis– the combination of action and theory (especially interesting in light of this week’s post on the topic!). A PhD student at Cal Berkeley in the Ethnic [...]
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