“LGBTQ people living at multiple intersections of oppression, such as racism and homophobia, experience compounded violence,” Eliel Cruz, a spokesperson for the Anti-Violence Project, explained.
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"Traffickers the world over continue to target women and girls," wrote UNODC’s Executive Director Fedotov, in the report’s preface. "The vast majority of detected victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation and 35 per cent of those trafficked for forced labour are female."
A new set of powerful public service announcements rejects that status quo by bleeping out the name of a well-known perpetrator. Instead, the videos — from creative agency Deutsch and #MeToo movement creator Tarana Burke — focus on the dignity, humanity and healing of survivors of sexual violence.
The issue of human trafficking has gained tremendous attention over the last two decades. The relatively new “popularity” of this crime has provided needed protections for survivors and resources for victim service providers in the field, however it has also allowed for misconceptions.
As the six-part series, which chronicles decades of the singer’s alleged sexual misconduct, aired on the Lifetime network from Thursday through Saturday, the hotline received 20 percent more calls than the prior week, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, which operates the line.
Control over family planning is widely recognized as a human right and experts say being able to prevent unwanted childbirth can improve women’s access to education and work, helping to break cycles of poverty. However, a recent review found that coercion of women – usually by a male partner – appears to be common.