Global Trafficking Of Women

We talk of global warming, and terrorism, and nuclear proliferation, and the energy crisis. And they have to be talked about. They are all challenges that no one country no matter how mighty can meet and the chain is only as strong as its weakest link. But we have to talk of the global trafficking of women in the same breath. Lincoln liberated the black slaves, who will liberate trafficked women? It can be argued these trafficked women fare much worse than those slaves. Which is worse? Being forced to pick cotton or raped daily while being held in bondage? Women get trafficked like they were so much cocaine.

Just like Palestine is the sore thumb to the goal of peace in the Middle East, I think the global women's rights movement needs to pick this issue of the global trafficking of women as its rallying cry. It should be picked up with the same fervor as the pro-choice movement in America.

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) - Home
Facts on Trafficking and Prostitution
Horrific abuse of Women
The Global Trafficking Of Women
Trafficking in Women
Fact Book Menu - Coalition Against Trafficking of Women - Globalization and the Sex Trade : Trafficking and ... Global Trafficking in Women and Children: Books: Obi ...
[PDF] International Trafficking in Women to the United States: A ...

In The News

Clinton Camp: Obama’s Sour Grapes FOXNews
Clinton victory increases pressure on Obama Irish Times Bill Clinton promising to campaign door to door in black neighbourhoods. "Eleven days ago people were dancing on Hillary's grave - we have another thing coming now," Mr Clinton said. .... "It took us a while, but what's eight years among friends?" he said. ..... Mrs Clinton said that a vote for her should not be seen as a vote against Mr Obama. "I have the highest regard and admiration for my friend and colleague Senator Barack Obama. He is an extraordinary person with many gifts and contributions to our country and the world. I am honoured to be running with him," she said.
Obama faces uphill battle to survive Super Tuesday Independent
Delegates may alter Democrat picture
The Age, Australia

On Eve of King Holiday, Race Dominates Campaign New York Times was doing something Sunday that he has rarely done in his months of campaigning for the presidency. ..... He was appearing before a black audience, and he was speaking about race. ...... “The division, the stereotypes, the scapegoating, the ease with which we blame the plight of ourselves on others — all of that distracts us from the common challenges we face: war and poverty, injustice and inequality,” said Mr. Obama, of Illinois. “We can no longer afford to build ourselves up by tearing each other down.” ....... all of whom will share a stage Monday at a debate that will be focused, in part, on racial issues. ...... race remained a strong undercurrent. ..... Obama suggested that he intended to “directly confront Bill Clinton when he’s making statements that are not factually accurate.”

Obama Faces White Resistance In South, Polls Show Huffington Post While Obama is expected to pick up one out of five white Democratic primary voters, his margin among such voters in this deep Southern state lags from three to fourteen percentage points behind his support among whites nationally ...... This lag, which appears at present to hold across the entire South ..... "I've got to tell you that as a white Southerner, it gives me an immense amount of pride to see an African American who could really win the presidency. It would do great things for race relations in the country." ..... a number of signals pointing to difficulties for Obama in the South. ........ In the South, however, Edwards has run consistently ahead of Obama among whites. ....... "Obama comes in third among the white southern Democrats. Clinton gets 36 percent, Edwards 24 percent and Obama 17 percent." ....... in the South Carolina Democratic primary found that among whites, Hillary Clinton had the support of 39 percent of respondents, John Edwards 28 and Obama 20 ...... among white Democratic voters across the country; Obama does much better than among white southern Democrats. ...... One of Obama's weakest levels of white support is among Democratic union members in the South ....... Donna Brazile, who ran the 2000 Gore campaign, said "my sense is that it [white southern support for Obama] is independents, college students, high income, highly educated and urban whites who often back strong Black reform candidates for mayor and congressional offices."

In the Name of Honour - Iraq