Women

The Impact of Georgia Legislation on the Lives of Trafficked Women

By |April 12th, 2016|

This post is the first part of a series discussing the impact of legislation on trafficked women in Georgia.

It is believed that today 4.5 million people are victims of commercial sexual exploitation throughout the world. 98% of these victims are women. When one refers to sex trafficking, or human trafficking in general, it is commonly […]

What you didn’t hear: Understanding Human Trafficking

By |September 29th, 2015|

A crowd of more than 200 was in attendance at the Center for Civil and Human Rights to preview the CNN Special Report — Children for Sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking. The atmosphere was somber as we had a glimpse into the lives of our children caught in the web of […]

The Sex-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline: How Girls of Color Are Unjustly Arrested and Incarcerated

By |August 11th, 2015|

In 2014, President Barack Obama announced My Brother’s Keeper, a desperately needed initiative to create educational and economic opportunities for black and brown boys and men. In addition to My Brother’s Keeper, there has been a new and emerging recognition that mass incarceration must come to an end, along with the school-to-prison pipeline that relegates so […]

Sex Trafficking in St. Paul, Minnesota

By |June 3rd, 2015|

The humid room, nestled above the garage, is designated as the meeting space for the Sisters of Survival group.  Here, women of all ages, races, and socioeconomic statuses speak about their traumatic experiences as sex trafficking survivors. In this room I listen to stories of women who have been violently forced to comply with the […]

Journalists: The Need For Context

By |May 15th, 2015|

It’s not difficult to find headlines and snippets of news stories these days. Just scroll through any Twitter feed and 140 characters pass by at a single touch. Like many of my fellow “Millennials,” I use  social media as a primary means of knowing what’s happening in the world. Twitter is often cited as an […]

Rethink the Way You Speak

By |April 23rd, 2015|

By Taylor Fox, a student of Philosophy and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Tulane University
It’s Sexual Assault awareness month. In honor of that, let’s consider ways that we can be more considerate to the sexual assault survivors/victims in our lives.

One way that we can demonstrate compassion is through tactful and sensitive conversation. Specifically, I want to address […]

We Have It All

By |April 21st, 2015|

by Fatema El-Sayed, a student of Political Science at the American University in Cairo

As I climb out of my shiny Toyota, a young girl and boy immediately approach me, attempting to sell me cheap imported toys. A third, no taller than my waist, joins them. Except, he has no products to offer me, he simply […]

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