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Human Trafficking: Modern Day ‘Slavery’ in Belgium

by Grace Kwinjeh -Belgium- A Thai woman, aged 28, met a handsome Belgian man and fell in love. He assisted her in getting a visa to […]

Business & Economy, Domestic Violence, Europe, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Labor Issues, Sex Trafficking, Thailand, The World

Message to the Irish Government: We’re not leaving!

by Lucy Fitzgerald -Ireland- The global recession has had dire consequences for Ireland. New entrants to the workforce have suffered disproportionately, with the youth unemployment rate […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Ireland, Labor Issues, Politics & Democracy

Hidden Harassment: The Challenges of India’s Pink-Collar Worker

by Shobha Sriram -India–  Stand up straight. Chin up. Look forward. Move fast, but with purpose. Brace yourself. These are not the words of a ballroom […]

Business & Economy, Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, India, Labor Issues, Politics & Democracy, Sexism, Sexual Harassment, Social Justice, The World

Sex Workers in India Move from Stigma to Empowerment

by Urmila Chanam –India– “I believe we still have not reached the last sex worker and we will walk until we reach her.” – Ashodaya Samithi […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, India, Sex Work

The Plight of the Foreign Domestic Worker in Singapore

by Melissa Dalton-Bradford –Switzerland– She’s Indonesian, in her thirties, and works in Singapore to sustain her family back at home – her children from a failed […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Indonesia, Labor Issues, Poverty, Singapore, The World

Equal Pay UK: Why Some Are Paid More Than Others

by Meghan Lewis –UK– In the same week that Ramesh Ponnuru, Senior Editor for the National Review, said that “The pay gap is exaggerated, discrimination doesn’t […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, Labor Issues, Laws & Legislation, United Kingdom, United States

The Pitfalls of Legalizing Prostitution in Amsterdam

by Caroline Achieng Otieno –Netherlands– The Netherlands is a beautiful country. A typical Dutch postcard displays Friesian cows grazing in lush green fields with huge windmills […]

Europe, Feature Articles, Laws & Legislation, NGO's, Politics & Democracy, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking, The Netherlands, Women's Rights

Inflation in Kenya Drives Women to Commercial Sex Work

by Rachel Muthoni -Kenya- With the current inflation in Kenya, the number of Commercial Sex Workers (CSW) in Nakuru, the capital of the most populated Rift […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Kenya, Poverty, Prostitution, Sex Work, Violence Against Women

Despite Profits, Beer Companies Do Not Provide Living Wage For Cambodian Promoters

by Michelle Tolson –Cambodia– Entertainment venues are very popular in Cambodia. They are well supplied with beer and young women to serve it. Karaoke clubs and […]

Business & Economy, Cambodia, Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Poverty, Sex Work, Violence Against Women

Pursuit of Greener Pastures in Saudi Arabia Spells Doom for Kenyan Immigrants

by Joyce J. Wangui –Kenya– As the quest for working abroad heightens for many skilled and semi-skilled Kenyans, only a handful understand the implications of working […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Kenya, Labor Issues

Workplace ”Mobbing”: EU Integration Pushes Macedonian Labor Law to the Surface

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – “I have 15 years seniority over the human resources officer and the highest level of education. Eight years ago, I […]

Business & Economy, Europe, Feature Articles, Labor Issues, Laws & Legislation, Macedonia, Politics & Democracy, Sexual Harassment

Eliot Spitzer or the Subprime CEOs – Which Crime Should Really Call Up Outrage?

by Nomi Prins – USA – The Starbucks, sidewalk and subway comments continue to flow abundant as New Yorkers processed the country’s latest made-for-TV sex scandal. […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, New York, Politics & Democracy, Prostitution, United States