United Nations 58th COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN March 10 - 21, 2014 The fifthy-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will focus on challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls. This event will focus on the themes of access and participation of women ... Read More...
Authors: Taina Bien-Aime, CATW, Huffington Post
While authoring Les Miserables, the celebrated Victor Hugo wrote in 1862 that despite affirmations slavery had vanished from European civilization, it still existed -- as prostitution imposed on women. In December 2013, the French Assembly finally heeded its lionized sage and overwhelmingly passed a bill imposing stiff fines on sex buyers... Read More...
Authors: Lisa Anderson, Thomson Reuters Foundation
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Major sporting events like Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII in New York, featuring thousands of men away from home and plentiful alcohol on tap, may be magnets for sex trafficking but it is less certain that they significantly increase the problem than that they provide opportunities to deter it and raise awar... Read More...
French National Assembly Passes Abolitionist Legislation to Penalize the Buyers and Decriminalize Prostituted PersonsAuthors:
The vote in the National Assembly on the new French bill entitled Law Proposal to Strengthen the Fight Against the System of Prostitution took place on December 4. In a strong show of support, MPs passed the bill with 268 voting yes, 138 voting no, and 79 abstaining. The bill must go to the Senate, who will also vote, and then back... Read More...
Authors: Rachel Moran
"No amount of sugarcoating can sweeten this story up. Rachel Moran's matter-offact memoir, Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution, is shocking, sordid and desperately sad. Painful to write, painful to relive and at times painful to read it is, however, an absorbing and enlightening insight into the d... Read More...
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