Trafficking survivors honored by Soroptimist

Alma Bulawan, President of Buklod-Olongapo, a survivors’ group in the Philippines, has been awarded yesterday by Soroptimist International as one of its 12 Unsung Women Heroes Awardees. Bulawan is a survivor who changed her life and now helps women in prostitution in the Olongapo-Subic area change theirs. Alma advocates for a different future for these…

Desperation forces many into sex trade

Many women in desperate situations are forced into the sex trade to survive, and until poverty and addiction are addressed women will continue to have to sell their bodies. This was the message of several international feminist activists, who were at the downtown YWCA yesterday for an event hosted by the Vancouver Rape Relief and…