St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave-turned-nun, is the ideal saint for people whose labor and bodies are being exploited, says Brian Willis. He’s a member of St. Mary Cathedral in Portland who has worked for years to help women who have been forced into the sex trade. Trafficking, despite the name, does not require the crossing of international borders. “You can be born and raised and live in the same house and be a trafficking victim,” says Willis. “It is about exploitation.” Continue reading SAINT JOSEPHINE BAKHITA (of Dafur) – VICTIM OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
By Stanley Kwenda
HARARE, Oct 18, 2010 (IPS) –
Zimbabwe’s debt burden of about 8,3 billion dollars, owed to internal and external institutions, is crowding out essential national budget items such as health and basic services, with detrimental effects for particularly women. Continue reading Debt Crowds Out Essential Spending on Health
Hydroelectric project that will displace thousands strokes tensions.
“Starting here, we´ll be underwater,” says Aldo Santos, who works for the nongovernmental organization Rural Educational Services, as his truck drove along a stretch of the Inter-Oceanic Highway. Continue reading Inambari dam: a ticking time bomb
By: Ellen Teague
“Supermarkets are far too powerful, and faith groups can support the growth in alternative food sources” suggested the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme, at the Westminster Justice and Peace Annual Day on Saturday. Continue reading Supermarkets challenged at Westminster J&P Day