Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery, in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his or her will.
As part of The Huffington Post's Talk to Me series, where children interview their parents, Women Thrive's president Dr. Patricia T. Morris sat down with her son Raymond to discuss gender equality. Watch their discussion:
The historical dilemma of sexual objectification and enforced beauty standards is not revolutionary. However, with the invention of social media, one could argue that women experience objectification and unrealistic standards like never before. Technology has placed thousands of beauty ads, pornographic images, and airbrushed models at one’s fingertips.
Last month, the United Nations hosted its 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, a two-week annual meeting of women and gender equality advocates, donors, decision-makers, and stakeholders. My participation at this meeting, commonly referred to as CSW, was short but insightful.
This week, Twitter celebrated its 10th anniversary. The world is well aware that Twitter changed the social media game 140 characters at a time. And, let’s not forget the transformation of the pound sign – or as the world knows it today, the hashtag.