Interview – Rachel Lloyd, GEMS Founder

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Rachel Lloyd, founder of GEMS, New York City Exploited and trafficked girls in the United States According to the Department of Justice, over 100,000 adolescents are involved in prostitution in the United States.  Sgt. Fassett of the Dallas Police dept pointed out an obvious irony of this situation.  “If a 45 year-old man has sex… Read more »

Akhi — Tangail, Bangladesh

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Women Empowered has been my primary focus project for sometime now.  I am currently expanding the exhibition to include multimedia profiles of a number of the women.  The first that I have completed is the story of Akhi, who at the age of 13, was sold as a sex worker.  She has since accomplished the… Read more »

Fahima — Kabul, Afghanistan

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There are many who believe that the greatest handicap to development in Muslim Middle Eastern societies is the status and roles they give to women.  Nowhere has this been more evident than in one of the poorest and dysfunctional countries in the world—Afghanistan.   During the reign of the Taliban essentially all women working outside the… Read more »