Social Justice articles

New report creates a pathway for Obama administration to abolish modern-day slavery

LatinaLista — It’s estimated that 27 million people are victims of child prostitution, forced labor, sex trafficking, domestic servitude and other forms of modern-day slavery. It has become a $32 billion industry worldwide, second only to drug trafficking. Some countries have renewed their efforts to combat this grossly inhumane for-profit industry. Today, the Alliance to

The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ threatens the work of non-profits to help those who need an extra hand

By Lilly Zeller LatinaLista Tis the season to be jolly, as one popular Christmas song will note, but for the majority of non-profits ‘tis a season to be worried about falling off the “Fiscal cliff,” which could endanger the future of so many of our non-profit organizations. This “Fiscal cliff” is a devastating mix of

New analysis from Guttmacher Institute outlines how anti-abortion measures take away womens’ freedom to decide

LatinaLista — During the vice-presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden angered the Catholic Church and pro-Life activists when he said that though he personally believed that abortion was wrong, except in certain circumstances, he felt just as strongly that his own personal beliefs on the issue weren’t imposed on women of different faiths and opinions.


National Latino AIDS Awareness Day underscores the ongoing need for Latino HIV/AIDS outreach

LatinaLista — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that since the HIV epidemic started more than 18,000 Latinos have died from it. Even with all the information available and campaigns broadcast, Latinos are still not getting the message. By last account, Latinos comprised 20 percent of new HIV infections even though they only represent

The world gets ready for the first International Day of the Girl Child

LatinaLista — Shock and outrage are still reverberating around the world over the senseless shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai in Pakistan. Shot by a Taliban gunman because she challenged the Islamic extremists in advocating that all girls should get an education, Malala should be, if she’s not already, the poster child for the inaugural International

Does affirmative action matter anymore on college campuses? New data says ‘yes’

LatinaLista — The debate over affirmative action in college admissions has been as devisive as the ones currently over immigration reform, healthcare reform or tax reform. The key word is ‘reform.’ Affirmative action has always been about reforming the status quo and giving a greater variety of students access to higher education. Over the years, students