Prostitution http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25537/all en More US soldiers docked pay over Colombia prostitution scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/more-us-soldiers-docked-pay-over-colombia-prostitution-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Another three U.S. soldiers were docked pay and reprimanded over their roles in the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia last year, the U.S. military disclosed on Friday.</p> <p>U.S. military troops and Secret Service agents were helping provide security arrangements for President Barack Obama before his April visit to a summit in the seaside city of Cartagena.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/more-us-soldiers-docked-pay-over-colombia-prostitution-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Colombia Labor Law Laws regarding prostitution Prostitution Sex industry War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:45:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733475 at http://www.globalpost.com Book Talk: Ordinary lives in the extraordinary world of Delhi brothels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/book-talk-ordinary-lives-the-extraordinary-world-delhi-brothels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Atish Patel</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Sushma looks as if she's in her late forties but she's not sure about her real age. Her name isn't real either, just the one she goes by in New Delhi's red light district.</p> <p>She is among the many women, men and children living and working in brothel number 300 on Garstin Bastion Road, known as "G.B. Road," in the city's old quarters who are documented by Mayank Austen Soofi in his new book, "Nobody Can Love You More".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/book-talk-ordinary-lives-the-extraordinary-world-delhi-brothels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human sexuality Mayank Austen Soofi Prostitution Prostitution by country Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:30:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735483 at http://www.globalpost.com Amsterdam raises legal age for prostitution to 21 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/amsterdam-raises-legal-age-prostitution-21 BRUSSELS — The city also wants brothels in Amsterdam's landmark red-light district to close between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. on weekdays and from 5 a.m. on weekends.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/amsterdam-raises-legal-age-prostitution-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BeNeLux Entertainment Laws regarding prostitution Prostitution Sex industry Travel/Tourism Europe Offbeat AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse and Paul Ames 5767785 at http://www.globalpost.com New Zealand bans foreign students from prostitution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/new-zealand-bans-foreign-students-prostitution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International students studying in New Zealand, where prostitution is legal, have been told they are to be barred from working in the sex trade.</p> <p>A government immigration website, <a href="http://www.nzstudywork.com" title="www.nzstudywork.com">www.nzstudywork.com</a>, said Monday overseas students have the same workplace rights as all New Zealanders, but lists jobs they cannot do.</p> <p>Foreign students "can't provide commercial sexual services. In other words, they can't work as a prostitute, act as an operator of a New Zealand prostitution business or invest in a prostitution business", the website said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/new-zealand-bans-foreign-students-prostitution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor New Zealand Prostitution Sex industry Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 02:15:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5792865 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada teenage girls plead not guilty to pimping http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/canada-teenage-girls-plead-not-guilty-pimping <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three Canadian teenage girls sporting pigtails and smart attire on Monday pleaded not guilty to forcing fellow suburban teens into prostitution.</p> <p>Police say the trio, who were 15-16 years old when they were arrested last June, acted on their own without adult guidance in operating a prostitution ring from the home of one of their parents.</p> <p>They face 74 charges, including human trafficking and forcible confinement, making and distributing child pornography, assault and sexual assault, uttering threats and theft.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/canada-teenage-girls-plead-not-guilty-pimping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Prostitution Sex industry Social Issues AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:18:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805810 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada teenage girls plead not guilty to pimping http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/canada-teenage-girls-plead-not-guilty-pimping-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three teenage girls on Monday pleaded not guilty to forcing fellow suburban teens, one as young as 13, into prostitution through intimidation and blackmail in Canada's capital city.</p> <p>Police say the trio, who were 15-16 years old when they were arrested last June, acted on their own without adult guidance in operating a prostitution ring from a home in a middle-class neighborhood of Ottawa.</p> <p>The victims had been lured through social media to the residence, abducted and delivered up to adult clients, authorities allege.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/canada-teenage-girls-plead-not-guilty-pimping-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human sexuality Prostitution Sex industry Social Issues Technology AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5806067 at http://www.globalpost.com Austerity-hit London sex workers put lives at risk - study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/austerity-hit-london-sex-workers-put-lives-at-risk-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Sex workers in London are being forced to slash prices they charge clients because of the impact of the recession on the British economy and an influx of foreign competition, putting themselves at greater risk of attack, according to a report.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/austerity-hit-london-sex-workers-put-lives-at-risk-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Prostitution Sex industry Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:15:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5812979 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil prostitutes learn English for football fans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/brazil-prostitutes-learn-english-football-fans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"Good morning, girls!" Igor Fuchs exclaimed as he greeted his students at the start of English class in this southeastern Brazilian city.</p> <p>But this is no ordinary crowd and the curriculum, for the most part, is focused on sex props.</p> <p>Fuchs teaches English to prostitutes so they can give a warmer welcome to tens of thousands of football fans headed here for June's Confederations Cup, as well as next year's World Cup.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/brazil-prostitutes-learn-english-football-fans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human sexuality Prostitution Sex industry AFP Fri, 03 May 2013 01:45:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5830220 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodia detains Canadian tourist on child-prostitution charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/cambodia-detains-canadian-tourist-child-prostitution-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - A Canadian tourist is awaiting trial in Cambodia after being arrested on child-prostitution charges.</p> <p>Officials in Siem Reap province told The Canadian Press early Friday that Vijai Indra Deo Kumar was arrested last week after he was allegedly found with a 14-year-old girl in a hotel.</p> <p>Chhay Long of the Anti-Trafficking Police says the prosecution has handed over the case against the 70-year-old Kumar to the court for further investigation.</p> <p>He says the suspect could remain in prison for up to six months before the trial begins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/cambodia-detains-canadian-tourist-child-prostitution-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cambodia Prostitution The Canadian Press Fri, 03 May 2013 08:45:57 +0000 The Canadian Press 5830336 at http://www.globalpost.com Women's coalition planning to argue against legalizing prostitution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130530/womens-coalition-planning-argue-against-legalizing-prostitut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - A coalition of groups preparing to intervene in a Supreme Court of Canada hearing into the future of this country's prostitution laws is advocating for a "third way" that would ensure sex workers aren't turned into criminals while ensuring johns and pimps can still be prosecuted for buying and selling women and girls.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130530/womens-coalition-planning-argue-against-legalizing-prostitut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Politics Prostitution Sex industry Social Issues The Canadian Press Thu, 30 May 2013 13:45:31 +0000 The Canadian Press 5848744 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukrainian teen prostitutes find way back into society http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/ukrainian-teen-prostitutes-find-way-back-into-society <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sasha, 17, hides her face under the brim of her baseball cap as she recounts how a lack of food and clothing in her boarding school three years ago forced her to turn to prostitution. </p> <p>She is one of many young women from the former shipbuilding hub and now depressed southern Ukrainian city of Mykolayiv who at a young age felt forced to provide sex for money or services.</p> <p>But along with dozens of others she now has a glimmer of hope and wants to get back to a normal life with the help of rehabilitation centres supported by UN Children's Fund UNICEF.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/ukrainian-teen-prostitutes-find-way-back-into-society" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Prostitution Sex industry Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 10 Jun 2013 06:34:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5853977 at http://www.globalpost.com Brothel boss ready to pounce on Canada if Supreme Court strikes prostitution law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130611/brothel-boss-ready-pounce-canada-if-supreme-court-strikes-pr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Before she became a part-time prostitute late last year, 24-year-old Krissy Summers was looking up at a mountainous $25,000 student loan from the University of Michigan.</p> <p>Seventeen weeks later, she was debt-free. And drug-free, disease-free and bruise-free — not to mention free to leave the world's oldest profession whenever she felt ready to go back to school, this time for a master's degree.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130611/brothel-boss-ready-pounce-canada-if-supreme-court-strikes-pr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Human sexuality Labor Law Politics Prostitution Sex industry Social Issues The Canadian Press Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:35:48 +0000 The Canadian Press 5855736 at http://www.globalpost.com PNG girl beheads father after he rapes her http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/png-girl-beheads-father-after-he-rapes-her <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A teenage girl beheaded her father with a bush knife after he raped her at their home in Papua New Guinea, a report said Monday, with community leaders protecting her, saying the man deserved to die.</p> <p>The Post-Courier newspaper said the 18-year-old chopped her father's head clean off after he repeatedly raped her last Tuesday night in their village in the poverty-stricken Pacific nation's Western Highlands.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/png-girl-beheads-father-after-he-rapes-her" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Gender-based violence Prostitution AFP Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:00:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5858604 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek police bust Dominican prostitution ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/greek-police-bust-dominican-prostitution-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police in Greece on Friday said they had dismantled a major prostitution ring exploiting women and men from the Dominican Republic, arresting over a dozen suspects nationwide in an international operation.</p> <p>Greek police spokesman Christos Parthenis said the swoop was an "important success" in "the battle against modern slavers."</p> <p>The prostitution ring employed operatives in the Dominican Republic who lured low-income Dominicans to Spain with the promise of work, using Greece and Turkey as transit countries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130726/greek-police-bust-dominican-prostitution-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human sexuality Prostitution Sex industry Social Issues AFP Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:02:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5894585 at http://www.globalpost.com Women charged in alleged prostitution-extortion scandal that felled Laval mayor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130729/women-charged-alleged-prostitution-extortion-scandal-felled- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LAVAL, Que. - Criminal charges have been laid against two women involved in an alleged prostitution scandal that brought down the mayor of Laval, Que.</p> <p>The suburb's interim mayor resigned last month, just hours after issuing a denial he'd had sex with a prostitute.</p> <p>Alexandre Duplessis said at the time he had been the victim of an extortion attempt.</p> <p>Now two women face criminal charges in the case.</p> <p>Thirty-two-year-old Julie Cadieux and 44-year-old Nathalie Paquin were charged last Friday with extortion, break and enter and conspiracy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130729/women-charged-alleged-prostitution-extortion-scandal-felled-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexandre Duplessis Business Human sexuality Labor Law Prostitution Sex industry Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:31:57 +0000 The Canadian Press 5897019 at http://www.globalpost.com