Daily Archives: December 4, 2017


‘Treated Like Cattle:’ Recent Outrage With Modern-day Slavery Practices In Libya

Earlier this month, CNN released video footage of young men being auctioned off as farm workers in Libya. This instigated global outrage on the modern-day slavery practices currently present in the North African country. The political vacuum left by the fall of Muammar Gaddafi has exacerbated human trafficking and people […]


PNG Government Launches Taskforce To Investigate Torture Of Young Girl

The brutal torture of a six-year-old girl last month in Papua New Guinea has prompted the creation of a special investigative task force designed to bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to account. The young girl is the daughter of a woman burnt alive for ‘practising sorcery’ in 2013, […]


The San Francisco ‘Comfort Women’ Statue Controversy: A Microcosm Of The Glaring Inadequacy Of The Response Of The International Community To Wartime Sexual Violence

Hirofumi Yoshimura, the Mayor of Japanese city Osaka, decided last week to cut the six-decade tie of his city with San Francisco after the latter city erected a monument in St. Mary’s Square to recognize ‘comfort women,’ namely those women who were enslaved and forced to work in brothels in […]