In Pakistan in 2003, Fatema was 11 when her mother told her they were going to a place that would relieve the stomach pain the preteen was having. She was in for a cruel surprise.
In the Philippines, human trafficking wasn’t a crime until 2003. But Filipino women made sure that changed.
They helped pass the anti-trafficking law so that perpetrators enslaving Filipinos would meet justice.
The Tunisian parliament will soon start debating a new set of laws regarding violence against women, proposed by the Ministry of women’s affairs. Honestly, I am neither excited nor delighted.