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The human cost of trafficking

The holiday season brings the hope that every child will experience the magic and excitement of the season. Yet the enjoyment of such scenes is very …

‘God Rid Us Of Men’: Video Shows Saudi Women Breaking All The Rules

A new viral video shows Saudi Arabian women subverting stereotypes and breaking many of the oppressive rules placed upon them... not to mention …

Ending Violence against Women Worldwide

In a recent Washington, D. C. meeting, policymakers and researchers with the Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) at UC San Diego School of …

UC San Diego

If this story of rape doesn’t change you, nothing will

<i>Trigger warning: this article includes an account of rape and child abuse</i><p><b>16 Days of Activism focuses on violence against women and children but what</b> …

9 Important Stories Of The Year That Slipped Under The Radar

Some news still passes us by.<p>VARIOUS<p>We might live in an ever-more connected world, but some news still seems to pass us by.<p>And given this year’s …

One Woman Discovers The Wage Gap

The Myth of the Gender Wage Gap

What are the biggest challenges for women in 2017?

We asked our columnists - here is what they had to say.<p>2016 was the year the UK got its second female prime minister and the US missed out on its …

What is female genital mutilation, and why is it such a big problem?

Today marks the White House's twelfth annual day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation.<p>Here are seven facts to know.<p>Why female genital mutilation happens<p>Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a surgery that intentionally alters the female genital organs of young girls for non-medical reasons. …

Men Who Buy Sex Have Much in Common With Sexually Coercive Men

<i>Summary: A new study reports men who buy sex have less empathy for female prostitutes than those who don’t. Additionally, those who use prostitutes</i> …

Prostitution

No, California Democrats didn’t ‘legalize’ child prostitution

A misleading column about a new state law by an Orange County lawmaker has sparked inaccurate online reports taking off on Facebook.<p>Assemblyman …

President calls ritual of having sex with girls once they reach puberty ‘shocking malpractice’ and orders arrest of self-proclaimed sex worker<p>Malawi’s president has ordered the arrest of a man who said he was HIV positive and had been hired by families to have sex with more than 100 young women, …

Human Rights

Study: Gender inequality increases gender gap in sustained attention control

Places with less gender equality tend to have a larger gender gap when it comes to attentional control, according to research published in PLoS One. …

Forced Sex Camps Train Girls For Child Marriage In Zambia And Mozambique

By Emma Batha<p>CASABLANCA, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls as young as eight in Mozambique and Zambia are forced to go to camps where they are shown how to please a man in bed in order to prepare them for married life, activists said at an international conference on ending child marriage.<p>…

Columbia University Students Support Female Genital Mutilation

<b>A shocking video produced by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) shows liberal students at Columbia University supporting Planned</b> …

UK police raid 280 nail salons in crackdown on modern slavery

In a bid to prevent the rise of human trafficking, 97 people have been arrested in the U.K. on suspicion of immigration offences after raids on 280 nail bars in London, Cardiff and Edinburgh. The result was announced Wednesday, with the majority of those arrested Vietnamese nationals. The crackdown …

Sex traffickers who used Facebook to lure victims jailed again –report

Authorities described a new generation of digital sex traffickers who do business completely via the internet by using their smartphones.<p>NEW YORK …

That time California legalized child prostitution

One of the stranger food fights in the Twittersphere this week erupted over a story which indicated that California had legalized child prostitution. …

Jerry Brown

Teen Rescued from Alleged Sex-Trafficking Ring After Tip from Minor

Authorities allege Andrew Golden picked up teens in other states and brought them to Michigan for online sex trafficking.<p>METRO DETROIT, MI — A …

Where does human trafficking happen? Right in front of you

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>"We need to make sure the trafficker gets the …

Gender gap: Women welcome in ‘hard working’ fields, but ‘genius’ fields are male-dominated, study finds

The difference between Sherlock Holmes and Hermione Granger may help explain why women don't thrive as much as men in some fields of academia. One is brilliant by nature and the other has to work her butt off, and they represent the pervasive gender stereotypes of our age.<p>Surprise, surprise: …