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President Jimmy Carter speaks out on commercial sexual exploitation

By Donor Direct Action | May 31, 2016
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“To curb prostitution, punish those who buy sex rather than those who sell it,” he says, citing evidence from DDA partner Rachel Moran of SPACE.

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Marta leads advocacy for Latvia to sign Convention to combat violence against women

By Donor Direct Action | May 26, 2016
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Thanks to our partner, Marta, and its leader Iluta Lāce spearheading civil society advocacy efforts, the Latvian government has agreed to sign the Council of Europe’s Convention to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence. The treaty entered into force in 2014.

Read more.

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Is The New York Times endorsing legalization of prostitution?

By Donor Direct Action | May 16, 2016
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“Irresponsible journalism resurfaced with the Times‘ magazine publication of Emily Bazelon’s feature piece, Should Prostitution be a Crime?,” says Taina Bien-Aime, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women.

Rachel Moran: winner of the Women’s eNews 21 Leaders award for 2016

By Donor Direct Action | May 3, 2016
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Congratulations to our partner on winning this award!


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New York Times Op-ed by Rachel Moran

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 28, 2015

“Buying Sex Should Not Be Legal” – a powerful op-ed by our partner Rachel Moran, executive director of SPACE International:

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FWLD Emergency Fund for Victims of Earthquake in Nepal

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 28, 2015
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Our Nepalese partner, the Forum for Women, Law and Development in Kathmandu, has set up a fund for emergency relief following the devastating earthquake in Nepal. 100% of all contributions to Donor Direct Action for this fund will go directly to Kathmandu to help victims address urgent survival needs.

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Rachel Moran’s Journey through Prostitution

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 2, 2015
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Rachel Moran’s Journey through Prostitution Rachel Moran came from a troubled family background. Taken into State care at fourteen, she became homeless and fell into…

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PassBlue article: Prostitution: A Word That UN Women Does Not Want to Hear

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 31, 2015
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The United Nations organization tasked with advancing the status of women worldwide refrains from using the word “prostitution” in its policy work and instead prefers “sex worker.”


Read the article in PassBlue.

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Recommendations for Prevention of Gender Based Violence and Women’s Economic Empowerment

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 19, 2015
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During the conference Prevention of Violence – Precondition for Economic Empowerment of Women (Riga, 3rd March 2015) the participants representing women’s organisations and non-governmental organizations from a number of countries developed a series of recommendations within the scope of UN Millenium Development Goals and post-2015 sustainable development agenda. The main focus was the prevention of different forms of violence against women, a necessary precondition to empower women, guarantee their human rights and unlock their full potential to contribute to the economy.

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Justice for Women Lecture Interview with Ruchira Gupta

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 18, 2015
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Ruchira Gupta will deliver the University of Maine School of Law’s fourth annual Justice for Women Lecture on March 19, 2015. Watch her interview on 207|Maine News

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Interview with Ruchira Gupta in Women LEAD

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 5, 2015
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Leader Ruchira Gupta, Founder of Apne Aap, speaks about her fight for girls’ rights and against sex trafficking.

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“I survived human trafficking in Johannnesburg”

By Donor Direct Action | Nov 13, 2014
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Grizelda Grootboom was 18 years old when a trip to Johannesburg turned into a nightmare. Trafficked in Yeoville she was tied in a room for two weeks and forced to work as a sex slave. This is her story.