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The Hope That Education Brings

Apne Aap | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Apne Aap

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIn the red light area, children's access to mainstream education, health and protection services are often blocked due to stigma.

Bail Set At $460K For Alleged Vegas Pimp

AP | KEN RITTER | Posted 04.29.2013 | Crime

LAS VEGAS -- A judge set bail Monday at $460,000 cash for a 28-year-old man who investigators allege was a Las Vegas Strip pimp who threatened and bea...

WATCH: 'Hollywood Madam' Reveals The Big Mistake That Got Charlie Sheen Busted

OWN | Posted 04.29.2013 | OWN

When Heidi Fleiss was busted for running a high-class prostitution ring in the early 1990s, the "Hollywood madam to the stars" refused to release any ...

Man Allegedly Tries To Turn McDonald's Into Very Happy Meal

Posted 04.16.2013 | Weird News

Maybe she wanted to try the new McWraps? Donald Jones, 58, is accused of trying to trade McDonald's for sex with a prostitute in Albuquerque, N.M.,...

Square Is Being Used To Pay For Sex In Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology

When you live in a place like Silicon Valley, you have to stay up-to-date with the latest technological innovations, no matter your profession. The se...

Men May Not Buy Sex As Much As We Thought

Christina Huffington | Posted 04.01.2013 | Women

"The men who buy sex are your neighbors and colleagues," warned the tease of a 2011 Daily Beast article. Are they really, though? Fear mongering h...

County Officials Call For End To Felony Prostitution Arrests

Posted 03.23.2013 | Chicago

Story by Emily Morris, courtesy DNAinfo.com Chicago: CHICAGO — As Cook County Jail fills with inmates waiting to be charged, tried or sent to pri...

Organize to Scrutinize Your Local Sex Trafficking Laws

Margaret Howard | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Margaret Howard

It's time to demand that local laws be held to the standard of state and federal law. Doing so may be a start to fixing how local law enforcement treats commercially sexually exploited and trafficked people of all ages.

Gay Porn's Bad Rap

Tom Judson | Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Judson

I was acquainted with all of the names that have been in the news recently and worked with several of them and -- to a man -- they were lovely people and it saddens me to learn how unhappy they must have been.

Building an Anti-Trafficking Movement, Rebuilding Lives in India

Barbara Borst | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Barbara Borst

Going home again is rarely an option for girls and women who have been forced into prostitution in India. Whether they have escaped or have been rescued, their families often shun them. The result is that girls and women need support to establish new lives.

What Happens in Vegas... Corporate 'Sexual' Responsibility?

Christine Bader | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Christine Bader

What an employee does outside of the office both reflects on the company and signals how he or she will behave on the job. Which is why, after years of insisting that corporate social responsibility must be all about a company's core business, I began to think differently.

To the Question of Fantine (and Anne Hathaway)

Carole DeSanti | Posted 05.08.2013 | Books
Carole DeSanti

For the world to be a better place for women -- and also, by the way, for men, and for young people -- it will need to become a place where the main thrust of our work and our pleasure is conceived not as an act of plunder, but of something else.

Hidden Video Cameras In Zumba Prostitution Case

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 03.07.2013 | Crime

ALFRED, Maine -- The focus of a small-town prostitution scandal has turned to a Zumba fitness instructor captured in scores of sex videos now that an ...

International Sex Tours: What Are You Really Buying?

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Vanessa Pinto

What do you think of when you think of Costa Rica? Visions of volcanoes, zip lining, and rain forests are the first things that come to mind. But there is another reason to travel to Costa Rica that a certain segment of visitors don't disclose: sex tourism.

The GOP Got the U.S. Into the Sequestration Mess and Needs To Compromise Its Way Out Of It

Laura Merriman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Laura Merriman

With the sequester fast approaching, the Republican Party has forgotten that President George W. Bush racked up half our deficit on the War on Terror....

Officer: Zumba Teacher Had Badge In Her Office

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 05.01.2013 | Crime

ALFRED, Maine — The lead investigator in the case against an insurance agent accused of helping a fitness instructor use a Zumba studio as a fro...

How To Spot A Sodomite

Mark Simpson | Posted 04.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Simpson

"I do not in my practice ever remember to have seen such an appearance of the anus as those of the prisoners presented." So testified Dr. Paul in shocked tones at the 1870 trial of Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton, two young, cross-dressing clerks charged with sodomy.

John Celock

Only State Without Human Trafficking Ban Will Finally Outlaw Practice

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Can't Buy Me Love

Nina Burleigh | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

This week, while we pick through our Valentine's Day chocolates looking for the good ones and watch our roses wilt, let's think about buying love. Not with chocolates, lingerie or jewelry, but with cash or credit card.

From Awareness to Action: Providing Housing & Support for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Becca Stevens | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Becca Stevens

While public awareness in the US about the connection between child sexual abuse, human trafficking and prostitution has increased 100-fold in the past ten years, there are far, far less than 100 programs providing free housing and support for survivors.

God Loves Vaginas

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 04.19.2013 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

I can't help but think that part of the Good News I'm called to share is this: the Church does not hate vaginas. Even better, God certainly doesn't. Of that I'm certain.

Prostitute Shares Her Side Of The Story, And It's Not Pretty

The Bakersfield Californian | Rachel Cook | Posted 04.20.2013 | Los Angeles

Nancy became a prostitute at age 17. "I started selling drugs at first and then I went and did a double date with a girl. I made $300 in like 15 minu...

Ft. Greene Dad Indicted For Running High-End Brothels

| Posted 02.13.2013 | New York

By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor NEW YORK CITY — A Brooklyn father accused of running several high-end Manhattan brot...

WATCH: Lisa Ling Visits Underage Sex Worker One Year After Rescue

OWN | Posted 02.12.2013 | OWN

Ashley can't sleep in the dark. But it's not a horror movie she once saw that keeps her awake at night; instead, she is haunted by the horrific life s...

Why We Should Listen to Men Who Buy Sex

Rachel Durchslag | Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago
Rachel Durchslag

Men who buy sex (often called johns) have remained largely silent in the public discourse about sex trafficking and prostitution. But it turns out that many of them do want to share their stories, at least with other johns.