Sex trafficking is a
widespread problem for women and girls in Iraq. For sex trafficking victims, currently
their voice is silenced under the law, society typically views them as
prostitutes, and limited social resources exist once they are free. War News
Radio’s Sabrina Merold spoke to Sherizaan Minwala, an expert on the sex trafficking
of women and girls in Iraq about how honor codes predispose women to become
victims of sex-trafficking, why combatting sex-trafficking is not a priority in
Iraq, and what could be done to change sex trafficking in the Iraqi legal
system and in society.
WARNING: this piece contains
discussions of rape.
This week on War News Radio, “Control and Conflict.” First, we learn more about the origins of the conflicts in Ukraine and Venezuela. Next, we interview two anti-war activists about their role in the 1971 FBI break-in in Media, Pennsylvania. Then, we hear from a Swarthmore student about her experiences studying abroad in the Middle East. Finally, we talk to an expert about the problem of sex trafficking in Iraq. Stay with us.
This week on War News Radio, missiles fired by North Korea, rebels
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on a medical facility in South Sudan, anti-government protests in Venezuela, and
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Venezuela’s anti-government Popular Will party turned himself in to government
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Guinea, and more.
This week on War News Radio, anti-government protests in Venezuela, protests
in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the first direct talks between Taiwan and China
since the states split after the 1949 civil war, a military transport plane
crash in Algeria, Russia’s rejection of a United States backed draft resolution
for humanitarian aid to Syria, and more.
This week on War News Radio, "Tremors." First, we learn more
about the growing conflict in South Sudan. Next, we present our editorial
segment, “Filibusted." Then, we take a look at the media’s speculation
about the possibility of a terrorist attack at the Olympic Games. Finally, we
hear from two prominent figures about the roots of genocide in the modern era.
Stay with us.
This week on War News Radio,
government military offensive against rebel groups in the Philippines, updates
on anti-government protests in Ukraine, journalists charged with conspiracy in
Egypt, a zone of peace in Latin America and the Caribbean, tensions over
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and more.
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We asked students at historically peacenik Swarthmore College what they think of drone strikes. It turns out there's more to the story than just political party. Full transcript below.
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