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ELLE Magazine

John H. Tucker

4 August 2021

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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One woman's use of an Instagram account in her personal journey from sex-trafficking victim to sociology researcher enabled new sources of research, teaching, and victim aid. Megan Lundstrom's community of fellow sex ...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Kagondu David Njagi

16 March 2021

Kendu Bay, Kenya

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A renewable energy project in Kenya is empowering women to catch their own fish instead of relying on “sex-for-fish” deals. Previously, men used to control the mechanisms for catching fish and would only sell to women...

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Kylie McGivern

4 March 2021

Tampa, Florida, United States

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Law enforcement and a private organization, Rahab's Daughters, attacked human sex trafficking at the 2021 Super Bowl in Tampa by tracing leads from tens of thousands of advertisements for sexual services. While the pr...

Buzzfeed

Otillia Steadman

28 January 2021

New York, New York, United States

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The Brooklyn district attorney is prosecuting few prostitution cases and has dismissed 262 cases that he and sex worker advocates say are a byproduct of law enforcement unfairly targeting trans women and women of colo...

Global Geneva Magazine

Edward Girardet

4 January 2021

Thailand

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Wat Arun Rajvaram Community Learning Centre, founded on Buddhist precepts by a former monk, has trained more than 250 Thai young women for work as nurse assistants, jobs aimed at keeping them out of the illicit sex tr...

ProPublica

Joshua Kaplan

Joaquin Sapien

7 December 2020

New York, New York, United States

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New York Police Department sex-crimes enforcement officially shifted away from arresting people selling sex to those buying it and those in the large-scale trafficking business. At the same time, the Human Trafficking...

The New York Times

David McCabe

Kate Conger

17 December 2019

United States

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The passage of the 2018 Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act was meant to hold accountable the online platforms where sex trafficking and sex work took place, but a year into its existence, it has shown negative, unintend...

Global Sisters Report

Patrick Egwu

30 May 2019

Benin City, Nigeria

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Nigeria’s Committee for the Support of Dignity of Women has helped hundreds of human trafficking victims with temporary shelter, economic aid, and reconciliation with their families. The faith-based program visits sch...

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Manish Kumar

Kuldeep Singh

15 March 2019

Tikarpada, Odisha, India

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A village in India shifted its economic focus from sex work to animal conservation by creating a community tiger reserve. The opening of the reserve created 200 new jobs in the community and a flood of tourists, allow...

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Mia Malan

6 December 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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In many countries, sex work is illegal which means that those working in the industry have very few rights when it comes to sexual abuse. Amsterdam is one of the few places where this line of work is legal, however, a...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Venetia Rainey

15 June 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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My Red Light is a brothel in Amsterdam run by sex workers. While sex work is legal in the country, exploitation and human trafficking is still pervasive. However, My Red Light tries to counter this by only hiring “peo...

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Emily McCarty

7 June 2017

United States

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For individuals with severe social anxiety, been victims of rape or abuse, or have disabilities they may never have had a sexual experience. Sex workers or surrogates can offer a trusting environment to help these in...

Euronews

Lidija Pisker

7 June 2017

Czech Republic

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An organization in the Czech Republic has hired "sexual assistants to help disabled Czechs explore their sexuality and satisfy their sexual needs" as part of an initiative to decrease the stigma around people with dis...

Yes! Magazine

Zenobia Jeffries

12 January 2017

New Orleans, United States

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In New Orleans, the organization Woman With A Vision has been advocating for and supporting woman of color who have been involved with the justice system. They have worked to decriminalize sex work and created their o...

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