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U.S. Government Anti-Trafficking Funds Postponed As Supporters Scramble For Scarce Funds

U.S. Government Anti-Trafficking Funds Postponed As Supporters Scramble For Scarce Funds

The U.S. government has postponed an anticipated $13.5 million grant to provide emergency shelter and housing for trafficking survivors, leaving their supporters scrambling for scarce funds for victim services. The money was approved two years ago but abruptly suspended in recent days without explanation, officials and supporters said on Wednesday.   The $13.5 million grant […]

UNFPA Urges U.S. To Reinstate Funds To Protect Women

UNFPA Urges U.S. To Reinstate Funds To Protect Women

The United Nations’ family planning agency has urged the United States to reinstate its funding, which has been cut for the third year over abortion rules, to help protect the lives of millions of women and girls. The U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) said the United States has withheld funding for the third year over its […]

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Kenya, Tanzania 1998 Embassy Bombings Case

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Kenya, Tanzania 1998 Embassy Bombings Case

Lawyers representing hundreds of Kenyan and Tanzanian victims of the 1998 embassy bombings are optimistic that the United States Supreme Court will rule to award a total of $4.3 billion (Ksh440 billion, Tsh9.8 trillion) to their clients. The top US court agreed in June to take up the case during its term beginning in October. […]

After #MeToo, U.S. Women Seen Reporting Less Workplace Harassment

After #MeToo, U.S. Women Seen Reporting Less Workplace Harassment

#MeToo movement began in 2017 as a response to accusations of sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood From leering and unwanted touching to being asked for sexual favours, U.S. women say they suffer less sexual harassment in the workplace since #MeToo brought the issue to the fore, but sexism has increased, researchers said on Wednesday. […]

The Squad – Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley Aren’t Having It!

The Squad – Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley Aren’t Having It!

“The Squad has never just been four people,” read an email blast announcing the new merch. Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley are now offering T-shirts that read “We are the squad” in exchange for a shared donation of $25 or more. The four congresswomen have become known as “The squad” […]

Rescued Human Trafficking Victims In Thailand Nears Record High

Rescued Human Trafficking Victims In Thailand Nears Record High

Demand for cheap labour in neighbouring Malaysia is causing a jump in the illegal trade The number of human trafficking victims rescued in Thailand is set to hit a record high this year, according to government data, with demand for cheap labour in neighbouring Malaysia causing a jump in the illegal trade. Thai police have […]

Equal Pay For Equal Play- U.S. Women Challenge Pay Inequality

Equal Pay For Equal Play- U.S. Women Challenge Pay Inequality

Women makeup nearly half the U.S. workforce and earn more college degrees than do men each year, but they earn about 81% as much as men do Crowds have been chanting “Equal pay!” as the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won its fourth World Cup and celebrated this week with a ticker-tape parade in New […]

Financier Epstein Arrested In U.S. Sex Trafficking Case -Source

Financier Epstein Arrested In U.S. Sex Trafficking Case -Source

The former hedge fund manager who is known for socializing with politicians and royalty has been investigated in the past Financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested late on Saturday on suspicion of sex trafficking of underage girls and will appear in federal court in Manhattan on Monday, a source familiar with the matter said, meaning he […]

North Korea Says It Won’t ‘Surrender’ To U.S.-Led Trade Sanctions

North Korea Says It Won’t ‘Surrender’ To U.S.-Led Trade Sanctions

The country accused Washington of harboring a “wild dream … to bring us to our knees.” North Korea said Wednesday it won’t surrender to U.S.-led sanctions and accused Washington of trying to “bring us to our knees.” The statement is yet another reminder that North Korea keeps mistrust of the U.S. though its leader Kim […]

House Approves $4.5 Billion Emergency Border Aid Bill To Address Humanitarian Crisis

House Approves $4.5 Billion Emergency Border Aid Bill To Address Humanitarian Crisis

The bill’s future is uncertain, however, with the White House and GOP lawmakers opposing its restrictions calling for more humane treatment of migrant children. Following a flurry of last-minute changes and the quashing of what’s been described as a “mini-revolt” spearheaded by some liberal critics, the Democratic-led House rallied on Tuesday to approve a $4.5 […]