MALI, Africa, by Eric Walsh of Reuters via Yahoo! News (9/10/12) — Extremists imposing Islamic law in Mali’s north are abusing human rights, particularly those of women, and paying families for children to become rebel fighters, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday after returning from the country. U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan … More MALI: Mali extremists abusing rights, targeting children, women: U.N.
LOS ANGELES, USA, by the Associated Press via the Wall Street Journal (9/24/12) — A group of managers is buying the Village Voice and all its affiliated free arts weeklies but is leaving behind the online classified site Backpage.com, whose listings have drawn fire for promoting the illegal sex trade. The buyout by managers is … More USA: Village Voice Splits From Sex Ad-Linked Backpage
USA by Petula Dvorak of the Washington Post (9/10/12) — No parent should be shocked that five high school football players hired prostitutes while on a road trip to North Carolina last week. Nor is it especially surprising that the little johns were from football powerhouse DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville. Religion and prestige … More USA: Suprised By Teens Who Order Prostitutes As Easily As Pizza? You Shouldn’t Be.
DALLAS, USA, by Nooman Merchant of the Associated Press (9/08/12) — The girl curled herself into a ball as she rocked on a chair in the interrogation room wearing a halter top, short shorts and heavy makeup. Officers had spotted her walking a street on a weekday morning and suspected she was working as a … More USA: Special Dallas Police Unit Focuses on Saving Child Prostitutes
WASHINGTON, D.C, USA, by Barbara Amaya of the Washington Times (9/4/12) — How would you feel if you watched the news and heard a story about a victim of horrific crimes traumatized over and over by multiple people, then news anchor went on to say that after this terrible crime was committed the victim was … More USA: Seven States Allow Survivors of Trafficking to Vacate Criminal Convictions
USA, by WestCoast Children’s Clinic (2012) — This study describes the characteristics of sexually exploited minors (SEM) by building a body of knowledge around SEM in the larger community. The data collected for this project represent 113 youth ranging in age from 10 to 24 and receiving services at nine service providers in Alameda and … More USA: Study — Research to Action: Sexually Exploited Minors (SEM) Needs and Strengths
SAN DIEGO, California, USA by Greg Moran of UT San Diego News (8-23-12) — Six years ago, prosecutors in the San Diego federal courts filed fewer than a dozen cases involving child sex trafficking and pornography. By last year, the number rose to 71 cases — a 545 percent increase — and included a massive … More USA: Child Sex Trafficking, Pornography Cases Up 545% in San Diego
CHICAGO, Illinois, USA by PR Newswire (8-21-12) — Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s “National Day of Johns Arrests” campaign launched its third nationwide sweep this month which resulted in 268 arrests of “Johns” and charged with $299,710 in fines. This national sweep, named “Operation: Buyer Beware,” included 20 United States law enforcement agencies in eleven … More USA: Buyer Beware — Law Enforcement Across the Nation Targets “Johns” to End Human Trafficking
TAMPA, Florida, USA by Ann O’Neill of CNN (8-23-12) — Go-Go and Ezili are dancing cheek to cheek on a Friday night. That is to say they’re spinning, glute to glute, on a polished chrome pole at a strip club. A thunderstorm leaves puddles in the parking lot under a sign that boasts “OMG! These … More USA: Strippers Look to GOP to “Make it Rain”
BEJING, China by ABC News via the Associated Press (08/25/12) — Chinese police on Saturday brought back 37 suspected Chinese gangsters from Angola, where they were arrested for alleged crimes against other Chinese such as kidnapping, armed robbery, extortion, human trafficking and forced prostitution. Such crimes are a major concern for China, which has become … More China: Angola Extradites Suspected Chinese Gangsters