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Killing Babies or Selling Them

By Anastasia , published on Jul 19, 2012

The two extremes of China’s long standing one child per family policy were evident recently: the horrifying images of a young woman tied to a hospital bed while her seven-month foetus is forcibly aborted, and the equally horrifying reports that a new market has grown up in the sale of unborn children.

Kidnapping has long been a problem, another unwelcome feature of the one-child policy, but the latest trend is for women from poorer areas of the country to get pregnant with the deliberate intention of selling their babies. A trafficking network has made the whole process much easier.... (more)

Tags: china, human trafficking, one-child policy, demographics

Slavery is back

By Anastasia , published on Jul 17, 2012

...months and been convicted of holding their fellow human beings in servitude.”

Sadly cases like this are not unique. Slavery does exist in the modern world and Blair’s smug congratulatory note was wholly out of place. Over the past decade it has been estimated that cases of human trafficking in any given year have soared from just over a hundred to around 4000. A great many are foreign women lured here on the promise of paid work only to be ensnared in the sex industry. But now, as the Bedfordshire case demonstrates, native English people are entering the mix.

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Tags: slavery, crime, human trafficking, anti-slavery legislation, english law

Rise above the darkness and be the light of the world

By Uttam Gill, published on Dec 15, 2011

...dirty money it means all ill gotten gains from the income generated by crime syndicates. I am not deviating from the core issue but trying to establish the lead from where and how corrosion in our society is taking place…the money earned through illicit means i.e. by drug trafficking, human trafficking, plagiarism , fake medicines, prostitution are put into our system through legitimized business deal. These entire operations are called money laundering. Do you know the ramification of this? My friends it is believed that Globally 5 trillion USD worth businesses is transacted in shady... (more)

Tags: politics, corruption, drug trafficking, crime, domestic violence, money laundering, child abuse, prostitution, human trafficking

Looking Beyond Physicality-International Women’s Day 2011

By Barkha Dhar, published on Mar 8, 2011

Women, for long have been a buffoon puppet of the media and entertainment. As a gratifying toy, women have mainly been recognized as an object of seeking pleasure by pulling their psychological and physiological strings. Women, more often have been recognized for their physicality and least for their inner beauty. The media portrayal of women today is nothing less than an active and passive eroticization that often leads to a desire for voluptuous figures and augmentations in young girls, an accession sadly not of their intellectual and emotional self, but more often of their physical self.... (more)

Tags: women, united nations, media, abuse, gender, social issue, sexual assault, 100th anniversary, human trafficking, international women's day 2011

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