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Lao Women's Union Debates Human Trafficking
The Lao Women's Union focused on the prevention of human trafficking and other abuses of women and children in Laos during the two-day meeting they hosted in Vientiane.

October 08, 2007 · Read More »

U-Visa in the United States Places Abuse Victims in a State of Uncertainty
After Lilian Ibeh's husband left his job at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington under the threat of criminal charges, the mother of three faced two bleak options.

November 13, 2006 · Read More »

Mail Order Brides Face Exploitation in Canada
Nika thought her future was bright when she came to Canada from the Philippines as a bride to the owner of a booming taxi business.

November 06, 2006 · Read More »

Illinois Governor Awards Chicago Foundation for Women Grant for Anti-Violence Initiative
Chicago Foundation for Women asks, "What will it take to make Illinois the safest state for all women and girls?".

September 28, 2006 · Read More »

UN Special Rapporteur Report on Human Trafficking - Call for Information
The next report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons will be on the issue of forced marriages relevant to trafficking.

September 27, 2006 · Read More »

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
25 November 2004 marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

November 25, 2004 · Read More »

First Trafficking and VAW Shelter in Laos
In March 2004,, founded by The Asia Foundation to promote philanthropy to Asia, announced the launch of the first comprehensive women’s shelter and counseling center for victims of violence and trafficking in Laos and provide operational funding for its initial year of operations.

April 12, 2004 · Read More »

California's Mail-Order Bride Protections Bill by Assemblywoman Sally Lieber
To address an additional form of abuse towards women, Assemblywoman Sally Lieber has authored Assembly Bill 634.

March 01, 2005 · Read More »

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