Removing the Veil: The Real Path to Prostitution

“Sexual exploitation is a practice by which person(s) achieve sexual gratification or financial gain or advancement through the abuse of a person’s sexuality by abrogating that person’s human right to dignity, equality, autonomy, and physical and mental well-being… it is the right of every human being to live free of exploitation… sexual power is a … Continue reading Removing the Veil: The Real Path to Prostitution

Advertisements

Most Prevalent Issue of 2016: ISIS

In 2014, after ISIS fighters invaded the Nineveh province in Iraq and kidnapped thousands of Yezidis, these ISIS fighters sexually tortured the Yezidi women and girls (2). ISIS fighters raped the captives repeatedly, justifying their actions it by saying that Islam allows sex with slaves or women who don’t subscribe to ISIS’s idea of Islam … Continue reading Most Prevalent Issue of 2016: ISIS

Leading to Beijing +20: 12 Critical Areas of Concern — by RDM

The Beijing+20 platform for action has 12 critical areas of concern: women and the environment, women in power and decision-making, the girl child, women and the economy, women and poverty, violence against women, human rights of women, education and training of women, institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women, women and health, women and the … Continue reading Leading to Beijing +20: 12 Critical Areas of Concern — by RDM

Domestic Workers in the Middle East

In the United Arab Emirates, each household has an average of three domestic workers.[i] Domestic workers make up 25 percent of the Lebanese workforce and often face physical abuse in various forms.[ii] These workers are placed in vulnerable situations throughout the Middle East making it easy for their employers to violate their rights. The system … Continue reading Domestic Workers in the Middle East

The Drug Trade: A link between Sex Trafficking and National Security

When people ask me what I want to do after I graduate, I tell them that I want to work in national security and anti-human trafficking. Then, I will usually get the question of how these two relate to each other. It definitely differs according to the region, but a common connection between the two … Continue reading The Drug Trade: A link between Sex Trafficking and National Security