Tag: human rights

The Horror Behind The Score: Sexual Slavery in Brazil

The world cup is well under way and thousands of sports fans around the world enjoy a sense camaraderie and playful competition as they cheer for their country. There is a dark side of popular sporting events, however, that is deeply troubling, and sparsely reported. The business of sexually slavery and child exploitation is a… Read More

Somaly Mam: Can The Anti-Sex Slavery Heroine Be Forgiven?

Somaly Mam is known for her work as a activist against a sex trafficking industry that affects millions of young women around the world. Her organization, The Somaly Mam Foundation (SMF), has cultivated awareness and helped thousands of young women affected by sex trafficking. Her memoir “The Road of Lost Innocence” tells her story of being… Read More

A Victory for Human Rights: Laurent Gbagbo Indicted for Crimes Against Humanity

The saga of Laurent Gbagbo, ex-president of Cote D’Ivoire, is nothing if not a dramatic one. An activist historian and political subversive, Gbagbo spent much of the 1970s and ‘80s imprisoned or exiled for his teachings. Installed as president after a confused, violent election in 2000, Gbagbo ruled a bitterly divided country that erupted into… Read More

Somaly Mam: Putting an End to Human Sex Trafficking

Every day thousands of young women around the world are trafficked into sexual slavery, forced to live in unclean brothels, and striped of their human rights and civil liberties.   Many of these women are sold into the trade as a result of poverty; their parents cannot afford to cloth and feed them, or they… Read More

Mamafrica Designs: Uplifting Women, Children in Congo for a Brighter Tomorrow

  Imagine being caught in the middle of the bloodiest war since World War II.  You are uneducated and can barely spell your name. Your husband was killed by the rebels who raped you while your six children hid nearby, and had your husband lived, he would have left you after the defilement of your… Read More