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Does Amnesty International's Sex Work Resolution Support "Gender Apartheid?"

Katherine Koster | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Katherine Koster

Addressing inequality, a complex web of intersecting oppression and societal discomfort with the inclusion of people who engage in commercial sex is harder than blaming the sex trade for the exploitation and marginalization of women.

The Framing of Gender Apartheid: Amnesty International and Prostitution

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

What would happen if every country decriminalized prostitution? Not just the few that have already disastrously done so, but what if every government legitimized pimps and brothel owners and failed to hold men accountable for purchasing human beings for sex?

8 Things To Know About Amnesty's Draft Proposal On Sex Work

Katherine Koster | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Katherine Koster

Confused about the Amnesty International draft proposal? Here are some of the major points, broken down. The safety and human rights of sex workers, not the interest of clients and third parties, drive the call to end indirect criminalization of sex work.

Sex Trafficking; Beneath the Veil

Nicholas Denmon | Posted 07.24.2015 | Crime
Nicholas Denmon

It is an industry that rakes in over $32 billion a year. More than 300,000 people fall prey to it each year in the U.S. alone. More than four million people couldn't stop doing it even if they tried.

'If You Build It, They Will Come': The Survivor Clinic Tackles Sex Trafficking in New York City

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Born in Russia and raised in Chicago, Dr. Geynisman founded the Survivor Clinic in July 2013 to serve women who have survived or are surviving gender violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation.

Germany Wins the Title of 'Bordello of Europe': Why Doesn't Angela Merkel Care?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

In 2002, Germany decriminalized prostitution, reportedly due to pressure by the sex trade lobby and a few brothel managers who petitioned the government. This law effectively rendered the prostitution industry a legitimate business. Today, this experiment is failing.

Getting Enlightened About Prostitution

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the movie Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. It was a movie I loved at the time because I real...

Dear John: A New Strategy to Address the Sex Trade

Tom Dart | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime
Tom Dart

Trafficking and prostitution will always exist in some form, even the most ardent abolitionist would not suggest otherwise. But we can't simply stand by and allow traffickers to continue profiting from within the darker recesses of the internet.

SVU's Terrific Season Premiere

Allison Leotta | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Allison Leotta

SVU came back with a bang! Tonight's episode was a fast, twisty roller coaster of a story that wove the harrowing real-life issue of sex slavery with a touching glimpse of Olivia's newfound motherhood.

Human Trafficking: the Contemporary Form of Slavery

Gen. Charles C. Krulak | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Gen. Charles C. Krulak

The demand for this slave labor derives from the search for commercial sex or cheap labor. So why isn't the current slave trade an issue of more concern?

Yes, White American 'Girls Next Door' Can Be Sold Into Sex Trafficking, Too

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact

What does the face of human trafficking look like? Jasmine Marino-Fiandaca, a self-described "girl next door," is challenging stereotypes regardin...

9 Things You Didn't Know About American Prostitution

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business

It might be the "world's oldest profession," but in many ways prostitution is a mystery -- especially in the United States, where the sex trade is one...

The Super Bowl, Sex Trafficking, and Sensationalism

Adam Banner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

Instead of wasting time and money on rumor-mongering and passing redundant legislation, perhaps we should be looking to the root of the problem for solutions.

Operation Cross Country: Too Little, Too Late... Unless We Fix the Focus

Adam Banner | Posted 10.01.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

So let me get this straight, FBI. You have your full federal arsenal available, along with 76 cities' law-enforcement agencies working together to gather up as many bad guys as possible, and you rope in approximately 159 "pimps." Is this all you have to show for your nation-wide efforts?

Female Miner Honored For FIghting Human Trafficking

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 06.21.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- As president of one of the world's few associations for women miners, Simona Broomes travels regularly to gold and diamond mi...

Forced Into Prostitution -- and Denied a Lifeline

Florrie Burke | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York
Florrie Burke

Some may argue that prosecutors need every tool at their disposal to find traffickers and hold them accountable. But allowing condoms to continue to be used as evidence in trafficking cases would be detrimental to the health of the very people we are trying to help.

John Celock

Only State Without Human Trafficking Ban Will Finally Outlaw Practice | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) said Saturday he is planning to sign legislation that will make his state the last in the nation to ban human...

Where Are the Signs?

John Bergquist | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
John Bergquist

As I landed in Asia after a nearly 24 hour flight from the United States earlier this week I could only think of one thing. Where are the sex signs?

Winning the War Against Human Trafficking

Corban Addison | Posted 03.14.2013 | Impact
Corban Addison

On the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, it is fitting to ask for a progress report. Are we winning the war against human trafficking? The answer, unfortunately, is no.

Christina Wilkie

Dirty Politics: Charlotte's Underworld Hungrily Awaits The DNC | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

The VIP section of a popular nightclub in Charlotte, N.C., was booming on a Thursday night in mid-June, as well-dressed revelers passed around top-she...

War on International Sex Trafficking Isn't a War on Sex

Renee Olstead | Posted 08.09.2012 | Impact
Renee Olstead

These children have no control over whether or not their client will wear a condom, whether or not they'll be infected with HIV, or even if the client will physically abuse them before he leaves. Many of these children will never live to survive their days in this brutal trade.

Senhoa: A Refuge for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Clarissa Burt | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

The United Nations estimates that 700,000 to 4 million women and children worldwide are trafficked every year. But Senhoa steps in to rescue girls, ages 4 to 19, from being sold into the market.

Sex Trafficking, Mexico's Other War

Posted 06.05.2012 | Latino Voices

The Mexican city of Tenancingo in the state of Tlaxcala, is thought to be one of the safest areas in the country. Unlike much of Mexico, the city of T...

Human Trafficking a Growing Global Scourge

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.29.2012 | Crime
Andrew Lam

Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal business in the world, according to the State Department. It ranks only second to drug trafficking in profitability, bringing in an estimated $32 billion annually.

'These Crimes We're Talking About Are Really Tremendously Awful'

| Posted 07.18.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Shoshana Walter Last year, California Attorney General Kamala Harris joined attorneys ...