International Harbor Foundation

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Why Isn't Twitter Taking Down Harassment As Fast As It Takes Down Olympics Content?

Here are some examples of Twitter content that have not been considered violations of its rules.<p>Last week BuzzFeed News reported on Twitter's years-long failures to address protecting users from harassment.<p>Twitter responded: "We feel there are inaccuracies in the details and unfair portrayals but …

Colorado's Domestic-Violence Laws Sometimes Abuse the Victim, Study Says

Victim-advocacy groups pushed for the tough legislation, pointing to numerous cases that suggested law enforcement typically didn't take domestic …

US woman kept Mexican slaves for 14 years

Olga Murra made two women she kept as slaves sleep on the floor, and fed them only bread and water.<p>Olga Murra warned one of the women she kept as a …

Agent denies pending Manny Lawson suspension due to domestic violence issue

Getty Images<p>Buffalo Bills linebacker Manny Lawson is facing a one-game suspension.<p>A report Tuesday from the <i>Buffalo News</i> cited two sources confirming …

Infertile Kenyan Man Accused of Cutting Off Wife's Hands After They Couldn't Have Children

A particularly gruesome domestic abuse case is rocking Kenya, where a man is believed to have hacked off his wife’s hands after they couldn’t have …

N.J. man charged with human trafficking now a fugitive, report says

YORK COUNTY, Pa. -- Authorities are searching for a Galloway man accused of forcing a woman into prostitution after he failed to show up for a court …

British girl forced at gunpoint to marry Pakistani cousin, raped daily for 3 yrs

A 15-year-old British teen claimed she was forced to marry her cousin at gunpoint in Pakistan during a family trip - and ended up being raped every day by her new husband.<p>Tabassan Khan, which is not her real name, told the Sunday Express that she thought she was going to Pakistan for summer …

Why India is terrified of the prostitute and the “presstitute”

Shift the vowels slightly and the Sanskrit word for a trader (Vaishya) becomes the Sanskrit word for a prostitute (<i>veshya</i>). The one sold goods and the other sold pleasure to the highest bidder. Neither was loyal. Naturally, feudal authorities despised them both, and turned the word <i>bazaru</i>, or …

Amber Heard & Johnny Depp Settle Divorce & Domestic Violence Case, Release Statement

<b>Amber Heard</b> and <b>Johnny Depp</b> have reportedly settled their divorce case, his rep confirms to <b>Just Jared</b>.<p>The 30-year-old actress has also dismissed her …

Assam: Flood and human trafficking go together

Any natural disaster leaves a trail of consequences and flood is no exception. The overflowing of the Brahmaputra, which has more than 100 …

India

A teen was tortured to death for using her cellphone — and women activists in Turkey are furious

Like teenagers anywhere, 17-year-old Amine Demirtas had a cellphone and loved to chat and message with friends.<p>But when her family found out, her brother brutally killed her.<p>Women activists across Turkey are furious by the latest incident of violence against women. Earlier this month, police …

Bieber’s Instagram deletion reflects social media’s harassment problem

The most famous Justin on Instagram is no longer named Bieber. The Canadian pop singer appears to have deleted his account following incidents of harassment and bickering with fans. Millions of Beliebers anticipating photos of his latest beach vacation, backstage guest or shopping trip are now …

Woman jailed for refusing to testify against her husband in domestic violence case

An alleged domestic violence victim has been jailed for two weeks after refusing to testify against her husband.<p>Donna Kiddie was found to be in …

This Comedian's Facebook Post Perfectly Parodies Victim Blaming

"I thought he wanted me to come and steal all of his shit. He was asking for it."<p>If people arguing that sexual assault victims were "asking for it" by dressing sexy or drinking on a night out makes you mad as hell, you're going to want to read Alice Brine's viral Facebook post on victim blaming. …

The Mel Gibson/Oksana Grigorieva split just got even uglier

New audio of Gibson verbally abusing Grigorieva has leaked online.<p>The former couple, who have a daughter called Lucia, split in 2010 after a one-year …

Barbara Amaya: On Self Worth

<i>Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life insights on how they have been able to turn weakness into strength. A naked soul point of view of how their breakdowns were really a preparation for</i> …

UN role divides opinion in South Sudan

Rio 2016: How did the Refugee Olympic Team do?

The Refugee Olympic Team has made history by being the first of its kind.<p>They arrived at the Olympic Athlete’s village on Aug. 3, two days before the …

Trafficked into Terrorism: How ISIS is Recruiting Your Neighbor into the Jihadi Next Door

In June 2016, Mohamed Khweis returned to the United States to face charges for providing material support to terrorists, after finding life in the Islamic State difficult. Like most Jihadists recruited from the United States, he was described by his former peers as an “average guy” prior to joining …

Slavery is rampant but most are blind to it, says activist director - Nation

PETALING JAYA: Most people don’t understand that slavery still exists, said the director of a theatre play on human trafficking.<p>In fact, most of it …

Government adopts US trafficking 'suggestions'

The government has accepted suggestions on human trafficking made by the US in the hope it will upgrade the country back to Tier 2 in the 2017 …

Women in Peru protest against rising tide of murder and sexual crime

Tens of thousands expected to support marches in Lima and beyond as women stage countrywide ‘cry against impunity’ in face of almost daily attacks<p>Women’s rights campaigners will take to the streets of Peru on Saturday to protest against sexual violence, in a move described by the country’s women’s …

New Report Suggests More Than Half of Women in Advertising Have Faced Sexual Harassment

Who would have guessed that an industry like advertising would have a problem with sexism? Now <i>that’s</i> sarcasm, Donald Trump.<p>On Thursday, industry …

Read This: Twitter has been failing its users for a decade by enabling harassment

Many Twitter users who are not straight white men have received some sort of harassment in the form of an aggressive @-reply. Activists tweeting …

Social Media

U.S. Demands Release of Darfuris Arrested for Daring to Meet with Obama's Special Envoy

by Eric Reeves<p><i>Darfuris arrested for meeting with U.S. special envoy for the Sudan Donald Booth--all of them civil society representatives of displaced persons in Darfur--are paying a heavy price for their forthrightness. Belatedly, in a Statement from the Office of Press relations, the Obama</i> …

Pope visits Rome safe house for women forced into prostitution

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis, who has condemned human trafficking as a crime against humanity, on Friday made a surprise visit to a Rome safe house where a Catholic charity is protecting women freed from a life of forced prostitution.<p>The Vatican, which did not disclose the exact location of the …

Peacekeepers made major errors that contributed to South Sudan massacre, U.N. report finds

Six months after an attack on a United Nations camp left dozens dead in South Sudan, an internal U.N. investigation concluded that peacekeepers made major errors that contributed to, and exacerbated, the massacre.<p>On Feb. 17, fighting broke out within the U.N. Protection of Civilians Site in the …

South Sudan inflation surges to more than 600 percent in wake of conflict

NAIROBI (Reuters) - South Sudan’s inflation more than doubled in July to reach an annual rate of 661.3 percent, its statistics office said on Monday, as the economy of the 5-year old nation continued to reel amid civil conflict.<p>South Sudanese women and children queue to receive emergency food at …

South Sudan