Germany is the “Bordello of Europe”

By: Kristine Alarcon Edited by: Sharon E. Chin Germany is known for its beautiful castles, delicious cheeses and sausages, and classical composers including Beethoven and Bach, but now this country is being labeled as the “Bordello of Europe.” The decriminalization of prostitution in 2002 seems to be causing human trafficking and the sex trade industry … Read moreGermany is the “Bordello of Europe”

Filipina Maid Shows a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

By: Sara Kim Edited by: Sharon E. Chin Xyza Cruz Bacani has been working as a maid in Hong Kong for over a decade in order to provide for her younger siblings’ education. Domestic service is not uncommon in this city, as it houses around 330,000 workers in the field. Most of these maids are … Read moreFilipina Maid Shows a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Cancer Survivors Belly Dancing Together

By: Kristine Alarcon In Charlottesville, Virginia, women cancer survivors are belly dancing together at the My Body Raqs class. The belly dancing class was created specifically for cancer survivors to help them cope with movement through gentle dance. Any cancer survivor is welcome after treatment and diagnosis as no dance experience is required and the … Read moreCancer Survivors Belly Dancing Together

Earthquakes in Nepal Exacerbate Child Marriage

By: Sara Kim Edited By: Sharon E. Chin According to the United Nations, 1 out of every 3 girls in developing countries are married off before they turn the age of 18. Girls are typically forced into matrimony because their families cannot afford to care for them, or because the groom’s family receives financial gain … Read moreEarthquakes in Nepal Exacerbate Child Marriage

Abusing Vulnerability: Catastrophes Escalate Human Trafficking Levels

By: Luis Gay Edited by: Sharon E. Chin In regions devastated by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal, which killed more than 7,000 people, hundreds of thousands people living in rural communities are now homeless and left without possessions. Human traffickers are taking advantage of the vulnerability that young women are facing and abducting … Read moreAbusing Vulnerability: Catastrophes Escalate Human Trafficking Levels