Human Trafficking: What will we tell History?

The United Nations launched a Global Plan of Action against human trafficking yesterday. What really got my attention, however, is this remark by General Assembly President Ali Treki (emphasis added): “As this heinous crime flourishes, thousands of men, women and children are robbed of their safety, their freedom and their dignity. Human trafficking devastates families […]

Not a manifesto, just a list of 10 things I’ve learned lately | Marianne Elliott

I love this list by Zen peacekeeper, change-maker, human rights activist and twitter friend Marianne Elliott: Not a manifesto, just a list of 10 things I’ve learned lately | Marianne Elliott. She mentions vanilla rooibos, after all.

If Craigslist is like Wal-Mart for human trafficking, we each have an important decision to make.

Right now I’m looking to buy a bike, sell a kid’s toy and find a water table for my son. I admit, the easiest, most convenient way is to click on Craigslist. According to today’s CNN report, about 50 million Americans use the site “for everything from buying used lawn furniture to finding a job or […]

Today, this makes me angry.

I have a daughter who is almost seven years old. Under Canada’s Sex Tourism Law Kenneth Klassen has been sentenced to 11 years for having sex with girls between 8 and 14. When I imagine the harm this man did to a girl that could be my daughter, it makes me really, really angry. I […]

Teenage Girls Undergo 'Breast Ironing' In Cameroon

Teenage Girls Undergo ‘Breast Ironing’ In Cameroon (VIDEO). One in four girls in Cameroon are affected by the brutal practice of “breast ironing.” The procedure involves flattening a young girl’s growing breasts with hot objects to try and keep the breasts from growing. It’s a desperate attempt to curb the country’s high number of teenage […]