When you log onto Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter today, you'll likely be greeted by a heavy smattering of red Xs as part of a broad social media campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking and slavery.
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"Before Milo Yiannopoulos gained (and lost) a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) invitation, a book deal and a job, the now-former Breitbart News writer had already said and written many offensive things. That’s his appeal to the people who admire and elevate him: 'Milo,' the personality, is built on the idea of triggering liberals.
A hearing in El Paso County in Texas went from ordinary to “unprecedented” last week when half a dozen Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up at a courthouse where an undocumented woman was seeking a protective order against the boyfriend she accused of abusing her.
On Thursday, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs and Transgender Law Center denounced the arrest by immigration authorities of an undocumented transgender woman who is a survivor of domestic violence, and call for her immediate release. She was detained last week in an El Paso courthouse immediately after she was granted a protective order against her abusive partner.
For the fifth year, activists around the world are rising in solidarity to demand an end to the exploitation of all women and girls (cis, transgender and gender non-conforming), as part of the global One Billion Rising movement.
Legislation to protect victims of abuse and their pets was reintroduced by U.S Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and U.S. Sen Dean Heller (R-Nev.) on Tuesday.