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Survivors of Sex Trafficking in Global South Need IT Skills Training Rather than Sewing Lessons

by Katie Palmer -Canada- Child sex trafficking is rampant throughout the Philippines. Both anti-trafficking non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and government agencies estimate that 60,000 to 100,000 Filipino children, a majority between the ages of 14 and 17, are trafficked each year

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Facebook Game ‘Angry Brides’ Trivializes Grave Human Rights Violation

by Rita Banerji -India- I am on a Google alert for “dowry,” a practice that is recognized as one of the underlying causes of India’s female genocide/gendercide. Recently there was an avalanche of ‘dowry’ alerts as Indian and foreign media

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Innovative Internet-based Projects Give Indian Women Platform to Fight Violence

by Paromita Pain -India- Gropes, stealthy fingers that pinch and leave bruises, catcalls, severe beatings, systematic starvation, emotional torture and worse – harassment against women takes many forms, and like issues of hunger and poverty, it is global in scope.

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Breaking the Silence: Rallying around the World to End Gender-based Street Harassment

by Holly Kearl -USA- What does a woman in Bangalore, India, standing on a busy street corner, waiting for a bus have in common with a teenage girl in Queens, New York, dressed in her school uniform, waiting for the

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In the Sinai Desert, Radio Sharm is Live and Well

by Victoria Aitken -UK- The Sinai desert has a new underground radio station – the only one to escape a ban on live radio transmissions – and it is breaking records for a radio station of its size. Radio Sharm’s

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The Battle for Net Neutrality: Corporate Takeover or Opportunity?

by Megan Tady – USA – On Tuesday, April 6th a federal court decision put the Internet, and your ability to use it, in jeopardy. It’s a major setback for free speech online and for the prospects of connecting the

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U.S. Stimulus Plan to Boost Geothermal Energy Prospects

by Kimberly N. Chase – USA – In an unmarked meadow by the side of the road at The Geysers, the 30-square-mile steam field about 70 miles north of San Francisco, California, the air smells like sulfur. Clouds of steam

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Video Testimonials Document Politically Motivated Sexual Violence in Zimbabwe

by Abigail Wendle – USA – According to the Zimbabwe Rape Survivors Association, during last year’s highly contested presidential election an estimated 2,000 women and girls were the targets of politically-motivated sexual violence in Zimbabwe. State-sanctioned groups under President Robert

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India Ramps up Nuclear Power with Help from the United States

by Priyanka Bhardwaj – India – At the insistence of the United States, India has been granted global “nuclear exception” status despite being a non-signatory on nuclear non-proliferation treaties, such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Comprehensive Test Ban

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Crowdsourcing Strategy Draws Hot and Cool Reactions in Silicon Valley

by Genie Z. Laborde – USA – It’s hot because most people don’t know about it yet and it’s cool because it makes money. Crowdsourcing is a way for companies to enlist the help of their own Internet clients to

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