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

An Artist Finds A Way To Open The Conversation About Human Trafficking

By: Charmaine Santos Edited by: Sharon E. Chin Molly Gochman, a Texas-born New York based artist, has fused art and activism together to open up the conversation about human trafficking. Her “Red Sand Project” uses a theme of cracks to represent the U.S.- Mexico border to illustrate the vulnerability that plague many trafficking victims. Gochman … Read moreAn Artist Finds A Way To Open The Conversation About Human Trafficking

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

Program Assistance Helped Save Filipina Mom from Traffickers

By: Charmaine Santos Edited by: Sharon E. Chin   Joy, whose real name is withheld to protect identity, and her husband made coconut wine and sold two barrels a week to support their family in the hills of Ormoc City in the central Philippine islands. Nearly half the population in the region lives in poverty. … Read moreProgram Assistance Helped Save Filipina Mom from Traffickers