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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

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

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

The Women of Brukman: Revolutionary Spirit in the Wake of Argentina’s Economic Meltdown

by Jessica Mosby – USA – – March 8th – Today we celebrate International Women’s Day with our sisters and mothers, aunts and grandmothers, cousins and […]

Argentina, Arts & Culture, Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Labor Issues, Latin America, Politics & Democracy, Strikes & Boycotts, Women's Empowerment

The Clean House Examines Domestic Labor Gender Imbalance

by Sarah Wyatt USA Young playwright Sarah Ruhl continues to gain widespread recognition for her play, The Clean House. She is emerging as a powerful presence […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Labor Issues, Theater & Dance, United States