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Helping Women Off the Streets Get Back on Track

Shaaron Funderburk | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Shaaron Funderburk

How many of you know of a woman who woke up one day and decided that they wanted to be a drug addict, alcoholic or prostitute? My guess? None of you!

You Need to See This Film About Sex Work and Addiction

David Ryder | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
David Ryder

Filmed in and around Seattle, The Long Night is a gripping and honest account of addiction, sex work, and the lives of a survivor and her family. View...

Smarter U.S. Prostitution Laws Would Help AIDS Fight

Noël Busch-Armendariz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Noël Busch-Armendariz

Health care providers, human rights advocates, social workers and politicians should join forces with sex worker rights groups to create legislation and a movement to repeal laws that criminalize people engaged in sex work.

Gloria Steinem vs. Prostitution in India

American Anthropological Association | Posted 11.28.2014 | World
American Anthropological Association

The NYT series gives a glimpse of how the anti-trafficking message is being put together, with creative uses of both the age-old idea of Indian women being fundamentally oppressed, as well as a newer idea that there is a feminist movement there positioned to resolve sexism, in part by abolishing prostitution.

Ending Human Trafficking in Honduras

David Weiss | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
David Weiss

Across the globe, economic unrest and political violence have led to a dramatic increase in migrants moving to new countries in search of safer environments and better opportunities.

Online "Sigheh"in Iran: Revolutionary or Restricting?

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Mehrnaz Samimi

A new form of engaging in sexual relationships has sprung upon Iran's virtual scene as of late, and is being widely criticized. The significant differ...

Harnessing the Power of Theater for Social Change

Kaethe Morris Hoffer | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
Kaethe Morris Hoffer

For all those who are interested in the fight against sex trafficking, which is a fight absolutely aligned with the fight against domestic violence and sexual assault, this play has the power to spark important conversations, and it is worth your time and consideration.

Love Jihad, Rape and Teen Sex: A Complicated Trio

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Three stories, three continents, one message: when culture insists that men control women, the result is horrific wherever it occurs. When the police sit idly by, as they did in all three of these cases, you understand that patriarchy has very powerful allies and roots.

Shutting Down Websites Won't Shut Down Prostitution

Alison Bass | Posted 11.11.2014 | Crime
Alison Bass

I have spent the last four years interviewing law enforcement, sex workers and experts on the sex industry for an upcoming book and they all say that shutting down one or two websites that permit ads for sex work will only make things worse for girls and women who are being sexually exploited.

The Hidden HIV Harms of Indonesia's Brothel Crackdowns

Kyle Knight | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

In 2013 Surabaya's firebrand mayor closed two of the city's six red light districts. But while she is running the campaign in the name of public morality, research shows closing brothels puts sex workers at increased risk, and HIV interventions must adjust.

Meet Bonnie, A Loving Mother And A Sex Worker (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts

Warning: The following post contains nudity and is not suitable for work. This is Bonnie Cleo Andersen. She's the mother of Michella, who is 16 ye...

Is Sex Work Empowering Or Enslaving?

Ravishly | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Women working in the sex work industry -- be it pornography, stripping or prostitution -- sit in the cross-hairs of an enduring controversy, surfacing questions surrounding everything from sexuality and health to economics and morality. Is female sex work empowering, enslaving... or a lot more complicated than either?

Am I an Author or Prostitute... Who Can Rightly Say?

D.J. Wilson | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
D.J. Wilson

Do some authors prostitute themselves to make a living creating stories that sell to the masses, rather than writing "their story" directly from the heart? That is the question of the day and one that I've asked myself repeatedly a thousand times.

Homeless Kids Need This Stronger Law

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

You can help, right now, right from your computer. The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act needs co-sponsors to smooth its passage through the Senate.

Are Anti-Human Trafficking Campaigns Harming Some Young Women and Girls?

Kristin Gallagher | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Kristin Gallagher

Because public awareness of these issues has largely centered on the topic as one of international importance, recent outreach campaigns have focused on sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation as issues that that affect neighborhoods across the United States. But is all publicity good publicity?

Carly Schwartz

California Quietly Adopts Landmark Condom Law To Protect Sex Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Last week, without fanfare or media attention, California became the first state in the nation to adopt a law aiming to protect sex workers from being...

Carly Schwartz

California Quietly Adopts Landmark Condom Law To Protect Sex Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Last week, without fanfare or media attention, California became the first state in the nation to adopt a law aiming to protect sex workers from being...

Black Woman Accused Of Prostitution At The Standard Hotel Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices

Just last week, "Django Unchained" actress Danielle Watts was allegedly mistaken for a prostitute after she was seen kissing her white boyfriend. The ...

The Red Light District Has a New Address: LinkedIn

Ghazal Omid | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Ghazal Omid

LinkedIn is under immense pressure to clean up its act when it comes to prostitution on its site. There is a great deal of evidence that it has become a hosting agent for illegal and illicit cyber pimping because of its lucrative client list which provides a cyber brothel for those who enjoy such pleasures or make a profit from it.

Sex Website Seizure Spurs City's Bid To Decriminalize Prostitution

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

By Mary Papenfuss SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 (Reuters) - The head of San Francisco's Erotic Service Providers Union has been a sex worker ...

Legalizing Prostitution Could Reduce HIV Infections Nearly In Half

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact

If prostitution were legal, HIV transmission rates would likely drop dramatically, a new study has concluded. Researchers at the 20th International...

Child Abuse, Statutory Rape, Modern Day Slavery or Prostitution?

Monique Tinglin | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Monique Tinglin

From the streets of New York City, to the villages of Kenya, children, particularly young girls, need protection from sexual predators. The time for action is now.

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.19.2014 | 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...