At first glance, the schoolyard seems completely normal. The sounds of children laughing is mixed with the yelling that accompanies the older boys’ football game. As I filmed, I was mobbed by smiling faces and repeatedly asked,”How are you”?
HIV & AIDS has not only turned children into orphans and laborers, but has also fanned the flames of trafficking in children.
We are now two-thirds of the way to the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, and UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon has called a summit in New York September 20-22nd to discuss the Goals and formulate global and national plans for realizing them. In advance of the summit, the United Nations has [...]
This week at Media Voices, Monique Marie DeJong reports on a promising strategy by the Department of Homeland Security to reduce human trafficking into the United States and provide services to victims of trafficking, while I would like to share an unforgettable personal experience with a young girl I met on a coffee plantation in [...]
This animation from Avert explains the problems of getting HIV treatment to the people who need it. There are still millions of people in the world living with HIV who need antiretroviral drugs but do not have access to them. This video explains the concept of a ‘patent pool’, which could be the solution.
An Avert video about the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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This short film from the United Nations describes the 8 time-based Millennium Development Goals.
Third Stocktaking Report 2008 UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS i UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, brings together the efforts and resources of 10 UN system organizations to the global AIDS response. Co-sponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. Based in Geneva, the UNAIDS secretariat works on the ground in more than 75 countries worldwide.
These are the testimonies of young women who took their chances in the city, rather than remain at home doing domestic labor. Many of these stories are typical of internal trafficking, where a young woman or man is promised a job or a chance to go to school, only to discover that they have to support themselves by selling their bodies in clubs or on the street.