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An Iraqi woman captured as a sex-slave killed her captor, ISIS commander Abu Anas, three months after she was given to him as a "gift." The woman, whom little is known about, was forced into marriage with several ISIS militants. Kurdistan Democratic Party spokesperson told independent Iraqi network Al Sumaria that the woman is believed to be a member of Yazidi-Kurdus origin, an ethnic and religious minority which is highly persecuted. The woman’s status as a minority would have made her subject to the worst varieties of torture ISIS had on hand. Read More
Games for Change has teamed up with Pulitzer prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn to create a new Facebook game called Half the Sky, which will help raise awareness about sex slave trafficking around the world. If this isn’t enough of a reason to stop playing Farmville, I don’t know what is.  The Half the Sky Movement launched in 2009 with the book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which earned the #1 spot on the New York Times best seller list. Read More