Janice G. Raymond / TruthdigMay 4, 2017
The first installment of a two-part series investigates the brutality and rampant misogyny that the Philippines president has visited upon his country. Dig deeper ( 9 Min. Read )
Julie Bindel / TruthdigDec 15, 2016
Many women who participate in the international marriage market go from "mail-ordered" to "male-ordered," becoming commodities in an inherently unequal transaction based on money, sex and power. Dig deeper ( 7 Min. Read )
Amelia Pang / TruthdigNov 17, 2016
Passing as an undocumented worker seeking employment through covert channels, the author is bused to Georgia, where she experiences the long hours and scant pay thousands of others endure around the country. Dig deeper ( 13 Min. Read )
Amelia Pang / TruthdigNov 2, 2016
In this installment, the author applies for a job at an exploitative employment agency—one of many of its kind—that colludes with human traffickers and capitalizes on powerless immigrants. Dig deeper ( 7 Min. Read )
By Pat HynesOct 19, 2016
At any given time, about 300,000 children between ages 8 and 18—40 percent of them females—are exploited as child fighters in conflicts in Africa, Asia and South America. Despite a congressional ban, the U.S. sends military aid to some of the countries involved. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
Janice G. Raymond / TruthdigSep 24, 2016
Sexual violence is part of the price many women and girls fleeing their countries for Europe must pay. This crisis—notably dire for Africans—can be mitigated if refugee aid agencies give priority to specific female-centered measures. Dig deeper ( 8 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 2, 2016
A 24-year-old woman left her war-torn country after being promised a restaurant job in Lebanon. Once there, she was tortured and forced to become a prostitute before eventually escaping and helping break up the sex-trafficking network. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Donald Kaufman / TruthdigApr 9, 2016
“You don’t hire a woman like you hire a car. Our society should no longer tolerate it,” explained the head of the Socialist group in the French Parliament. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Donald Kaufman / TruthdigFeb 4, 2016
The food giant's unsuccessful effort to beat back a lawsuit may have been part of an effort to avoid fully facing up to ties to child slavery, critics suggest. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
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