Archive for 'slavery'
What an underreported topic this is. IRIN has a great report on it, pointing out that when girls are kidnapped by rebels and military groups, they often are described only as sex slaves. And no one ever talks about their participation in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programs. I know I [...]
Posted: February 12th, 2013 under Africa, Americas, Asia, Women's rights, civil wars, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues, slavery.
Tags: child soldiers, DDR programs, Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army, rights of girls, Uganda, Yoweri Museveni
Here is the link to my piece. http://bit.ly/zmqlq3
Posted: March 14th, 2012 under Africa, Central African Republic, NGOs, Uganda, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues, slavery.
Tags: Central African Republic, child abuse, child slavery, child soldiers, children's rights, Democratic Republic of Congo, Invisible Children, Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army, northern Uganda, South Sudan
This just in from the group, ECPAT, an NGO that’s trying to protect children from prostitution, sex trafficking and pornography.
ECPAT- USA, Inc .
End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography, and Trafficking of Children for sexual purposes
ECPAT-USA applauds passage of anti-trafficking bill in U.S. Senate, urges House to immediate action
Brooklyn, New York (December 13, 2010) – On [...]
Posted: December 13th, 2010 under Foreign policy, NGOs, U.S. politics, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues, slavery.
Tags: child sex trafficking, pornography, prostitution, trafficking, U.S. Senate
I got the following press release this morning from the International Crisis Group, which points out the continued, bloody existence of the Lord’s Resistance Army. As much as I respect the crisis group, the conclusions in its new report aren’t new at all. The LRA has been a regional menace for years. Think tanks and humanitarian groups [...]
Posted: April 28th, 2010 under Africa, Central African Republic, Foreign policy, U.S. politics, United Nations, civil wars, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues, slavery.
Tags: child soldiers, Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army, northern Uganda, Uganda, UN peacekeepin mission
I repost here a story I wrote for the Philadelphia Inquirer that was in Tuesday’s paper. It looks at the problem of men, generally affluent, white men from developed countries, who travel abroad to sexually molest children and some of the people fighting to end it. I’ll post later on information on one international nongovernmental organization, [...]
Posted: September 24th, 2009 under Outraged, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues, slavery.
Tags: child sexual exploitation, children's rights, ECPAT, human trafficking, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
It is so small, in fact, that I can’t really get myself to praise past the headline of this posting. It’s outrageous that an 8-year-old girl was forced into marrying a 50-year-old man. It is more sad proof that child trafficking thrives, as does the commodification of children. It’s a damn good thing she was allowed to [...]
I’m reprinting this note, which I got today from Ben Skinner, who wrote the new book, “A Crime So Monstrous,” about human trafficking around the world. It’s a vital issues that gets far too little attention - and this is one of those issues that could truly be helped by public pressure. If Kenya can outlaw smoking in [...]