sex slavery

Nigerian Women March To Urge Government To Act On 230 Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Nearly 500 women marched through Abuja, Nigeria, to press the government to the seek the release of 230 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, a group of Islamic militants,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Argentina Allows Woman Trapped In Sex Slavery To Have Abortion

Argentina has allowed a woman who was forced into sex slavery to have an abortion. The 32-year-old woman had been kidnapped and forced into a prostitution ring, which got…

Jessica Wakeman | October 12, 2012 - 5:40 pm

“The Girl Store” Campaign Sheds Light On India’s Child Marriage Problem

Today in India is a celebration called Akshaya Tritiya, a Hindu and Jain holy day which is marked by mass marriages. But human rights supporters in India, such as UNICEF,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 24, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Must Watch: “Kony 2012″ And The Plight Of Uganda’s Child Soldiers

Joseph Kony is the leader of the Ugandan guerilla group the Lord’s Resistance Army. Kony has been waging war in Uganda for nearly 30 years — fighting a violent and…

Julie Gerstein | March 7, 2012 - 3:20 pm