Religious sisters posing as prostitutes to save sex slaves eye expansion

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An army of religious sisters who rescue victims of human trafficking by posing as prostitutes to infiltrate brothels and buying children being sold into slavery, is expanding to 140 countries, its chairman said on Wednesday.

Domestic worker from Myanmar rescues sister from decade of slavery

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Aye Than Dar and her little sister Hla Thidar Myint paid a broker in Myanmar's Mon state to smuggle them to Thailand for domestic work, it was the start of a decade-long ordeal that would see the pair separated and Hla held as a slave.

18 Nov 2015

Truckers join drive on U.S. highways to tackle sex trafficking

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Truck driver Kevin Kimmel just finished making his overnight deliveries when he noticed something odd at the Virginia truckstop where he stopped to sleep.

18 Nov 2015

Paris attacks highlight need to stop extremists that repress women- US official

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The deadly attacks in Paris by Islamic State militants demonstrate the need for world efforts to crack down on extremist groups that try to repress women and girls, a leading U.S. women's rights official said on Tuesday.

Top News, World 17 Nov 2015

Female football chief says FIFA not ready for a women head - yet

LONDON, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Touted as the possible first female leader of world soccer body FIFA, Sierra Leone's Isha Johansen said the time was not right for her to aim for the top job now but she would not rule out a shot at the presidency in the future.

17 Nov 2015

Afghan activist who dressed as boy to defy Taliban calls for more female teachers

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the Taliban banned girls' education in Afghanistan, six-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh started dressing as a boy and for five years risked her life to attend a secret school.

South Asia, Top News 17 Nov 2015

FEATURE-Tech-savvy sex traffickers stay ahead of authorities as lure teens online

* Law enforcers struggling to track and prosecute online abuse

16 Nov 2015