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Trafficking is a sub-theme of Violence Against Women, and provides information relevant to the women, peace and security agenda and its intersection with human trafficking. 

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  • February 10, 2014 (BUSTLE)
    UNITED STATES: Violence Against Women Act Finally lets Native American Tribes Prosecute Non-Tribal Members, and it's about Damn Time For those of you who have blocked out memory of the long battle to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act that waged throughout 2012 and into 2013, one of the objections that obstructionist Republicans had was the fact that the act would allow Native American tribes to prosecute non-tribal members for domestic violence and rape. Which would undermine the stability of the nation or interfere with America's ability to continue in our proud tradition of genocide or something. Well, the day has finally come when Native Americans can exercise this new right, and I have seen no decrease in either stability or racism. So
  • October 5, 2013 (Guardian )
    COLOMBIA: T&T, Colombia in Security Talks Women from South America are lured into T&T and kept in
  • October 4, 2013 (Peru This Week)
    PERU: Police Bust Human Trafficking Ring Police arrest seven accused of participating in human trafficking. Law enforcement officers are making headway in the fight against human trafficking in Peru.
  • March 19, 2013 (Muftah)
    IRAQ: Was Life for Iraqi Women Better Under Saddam? In March 2004, President George W. Bush gave a speech to an audience of 250 women from around the world to commemorate International Women's Day. His speech focused on the women of Iraq and Afghanistan who he proudly proclaimed were “learning the blessings of freedom” thanks to the United States. “Every woman in Iraq is better off because the rape rooms and torture chambers of Saddam Hussein are forever closed,” said Bush.
  • March 8, 2013 (Associated Press)
    SYRIA: Syrian Women Become Casualty of War, with Some Refugees Resorting to Prostitution in Jordan Walk among the plastic tents in one corner of this sprawling, dust-swept desert camp packed with Syrian refugees, and a young woman in a white headscarf signals.

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