End Violence Against Sex Workers

December 17 is the International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers.  Though the day has already passed this year, I feel it’s important to remember those sex workers who are no longer here with us to celebrate holiday festivities alongside us.  They’re not here because they are dead–many murdered just for being sex workers.

Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door

5/24/11 USA Even as celebrity activists such as Emma Thompson, Demi Moore, and Mira Sorvino raise awareness about commercial sex trafficking, survivor Rachel Lloyd publishes her memoir Girls Like Us, and the Senate introduces a new bipartisan bill for victim support, the problem proliferates across continents, in casinos, on streets, and directly into your mobile … Continue reading

South Korean Prostitutes & Pimps Rally Against Police Crackdown

5/17/11 Seoul, South Korea Hundreds of prostitutes and pimps rallied Tuesday near a red-light district in Seoul to protest a police crackdown on brothels, with some unsuccessfully attempting to set themselves on fire. (Scroll down for photos) A crowd of about 400 people, mostly women wearing baseball caps, masks and sunglasses, chanted slogans like, “Guarantee … Continue reading

Britain’s Prostitutes: Life On the Edge

A look at the dangers faced by women working as prostitutes in Britain. After the murders of three sex workers in Bradford, Chris Buckler speaks to women who continue to work on the streets despite the dangers.

Police raid nabs 7 on prostitution charges in CT Strip Bar

Nov. 24, 2010 Bridgeport, CT Police raided a city strip bar and arrested seven people on prostitution charges. Police said the bartender, bouncer, three female dancers and two male patrons were arrested during the raid Sunday night at Pleasant Moments Cafe on William Street. According to police, state Liquor Control agents were undercover in the … Continue reading