NFS News Archive January, 2013
On December 16th 2012, the world was shaken by the news of a young woman who died after being raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi India. Although not uncommon in India’s ‘rape capital’, the incident illuminated the extent and nature of abusive crimes against women and triggered weeks of protests across the nation.
Gender inequality is one of the most significant factors contributing to the prevalence of Human Trafficking in India, where it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of women every year are bought and sold for sex and forced labour.
Last month, Not For Sale Thailand Director Kru Nam took part in a national forum for Human Rights, representing her home region in Northern Thailand in the debate on the rights of the stateless child living on the Thai-Myanmar border.
The rate of men rescued from slavery at Not For Sale Romania is on the rise. In 2012, the number of males supported has almost doubled from 2011, reaching just under 30% of all individuals supported at the project in the last twelve months.