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And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...

Michigan Twin Pleads Guilty In Brutal Beating Of Prostitute

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.18.2014 | Crime

One of the Michigan twins accused in the brutal beating and rape of a Grand Rapids prostitute pleaded guilty to all of the charges he was facing on Tu...

Alena Hall

Meet The Police Officer Who's Offering Prostitutes An Alternative To A Jail Cell

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact

Deputy Andy Conner always knew that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and enter law enforcement. But it wasn’t until he began patrolli...

Senate: Please Pass These Anti-Trafficking Laws

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

At Covenant House, the hemisphere's largest movement of programs and shelter services for homeless and trafficked young people, we see far too many kids who have been forced into prostitution.

Why I Support Canada's Proposed Prostitution Laws

Georgialee Lang | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Georgialee Lang

The view that prostitution subordinates and victimizes women and girls is not particularly popular, but I have seen it first-hand when I lived on Granville Street in the early 1970's and in Vancouver's west end in the 80's. The image of a "happy hooker" is a Madison Avenue gimmick that has no basis in reality. When my husband, Doug, ran the Vancouver Vice Squad, I saw again the squalor and exploitation of young, addicted woman, both tragic and poignant.

The Central Park $40 Million

Thea Johnson | Posted 06.27.2014 | Crime
Thea Johnson

The payoff for the rest of us will come if the very expensive lessons learned from the case prevent this kind of injustice from happening again.

France Won't Count Heroin And Prostitution In Its GDP

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business

PARIS, June 18 (Reuters) - France will not implement new European Union rules allowing member countries to adjust their national economic output fig...

The Center for Sexual Justice: How the Criminalization of the Queer Community Affects Us All

Andrew Extein, MSW | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Extein, MSW

We want to organize a community of support for queer registrants, families, friends and allies in order to lessen the trauma of life on the registry, decrease isolation and better the lives of everyone affected.

America's Vice Cop -- The Expert Evaluator of America's Child Sex Trafficking Programs

Dr. Lois Lee | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact
Dr. Lois Lee

An expert is someone who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of a particular field through prolonged and intense experience, practice and ...

The Somaly Mam Story: What We Still Know About Sex Trafficking

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

When trust is breached, those even slightly involved with the targeted fabricator panic and recoil. The fight or flight response kicks in: Does one stay silent and hide; or support and defend?

Sex And Drugs Add $16.7 Billion To Britain's Economy

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

By David Milliken LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) - They already know what rock'n'roll is worth, so now Britain's statisticians are getting ...

Pimp Caught With Underage Girls, Condoms, Book On Pimpology: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime

A man suspected of forcing underage girls into prostitution at a Motel 6 was caught with condoms and a book on "pimpology," police say. Chester Bro...

Parents, Daughter Arrested In Prostitution Sting

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.14.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Tennessee arrested a mother, father and daughter Monday during an undercover prostitution sting. According to the Metropolitan Nashv...

O Canada! Will You Free Your Glorious Land of Prostitution?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

Canada must acknowledge that gender inequality, race, incest and histories of oppression are the pillars of the sex trade, including prostitution.

Bill Would Prohibit Condoms Being Used As Proof Of Prostitution

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City spends more than a million dollars every year to distribute free condoms to combat unintended pregnancies and dise...

Combatting Human Slavery at the United Nations

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

If we could do half as good a job of creating a meaningful taboo in the United States around buying and selling young people for sex as we do around smoking, we'd be so much further along the road to eliminating demand.

German Prostitutes Now Have An App To Connect With Clients

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

There seems to be an app for just about everything. And in Germany, this now extends to sex workers. German news site The Local reports thatPeppr,...

Hawaii Lawmakers Agree To End Police Sex Loophole

AP | By SAM EIFLING | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers in both chambers agree that legal permission for police to have sex with prostitutes should end. Hou...

Just One Story, Out of Thousands

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Such bonds can be harder to break than handcuffs, especially when a young person has been told for years that they aren't worth anything, and they have few skills, no diplomas, and few prospects for supporting themselves outside the sex industry.

A Porn Empowerment Model: SAG or Street

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 06.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

What action can the porn industry take to empower porn stars suffering (men or women, both during and after their careers) from the negative stereotypes associated with sex work?

Stunning Photos Tell The Story Of An Intersex Sex Worker (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts

This is Claudette. Claudette is a husband, a grandfather and an award-winning cyclist. She's also an intersex sex worker. "I’d rather sell my ass th...

Prostitution: Shameful for a Girl, 'Shameless' for a Guy

Andrew Cristi | Posted 05.25.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

For a 20-something girl who just fed her baby brother cocaine out of negligence and got arrested, turning tricks seems like the bottom of the barrel. For an underage boy who shouldn't even be in a night club to begin with, stripping and hooking and pimping seem like great, lucrative career options.

Hawaii Police Say They're Actually OK Making Sex With Prostitutes Illegal

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 03.25.2014 | Weird News

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police told a key Hawaii lawmaker on Tuesday that they're OK with making it expressly illegal for officers to have sex with...

Ring Of Pimps In Mexico Allegedly Forced Mothers Into Prostitution

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors said Tuesday they have freed two children held by pimps who used their hold over the young girls to force the...

Tricked Documentary Film Is a Shocker

Jay Weston | Posted 05.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Last night I went to the first Los Angeles screening of a feature documentary film entitled TRICKED. It was a brilliant, horrifying film about the sexual trafficking-slavery industry preying upon young people in the United States.