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2011-02-03 11:03:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Super Bowl XLV approaching on February 6 in Arlington, Texas, advocates for children are putting together a game-changing defensive strategy - cracking down on human traffickers and helping the young women and men they exploit. Pimps often travel with their prostitutes to cities hosting large sporting events or conventions. Dallas police predict the Super Bowl could attract between 50,000 and 100,000 prostitutes. Child welfare advocates and Texas...

2011-01-04 09:37:00

The CyberTipline Serves as the Nation's 911 Reporting Mechanism For Sex Crimes Involving Children ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CyberTipline, the nation's reporting mechanism for suspected sexual exploitation of children, will receive its one millionth report this week. The CyberTipline is operated by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) which processes the reports of suspected sex crimes against children, some as young as two...

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2010-12-22 13:15:00

Connecticut's attorney general said on Tuesday that Craigslist has confirmed that it has removed its controversial adult services section from its international sites, four months after it did the same for its U.S. sites. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal was one of many officials that helped bring down the adult services section in the U.S. in September. Blumenthal says Craigslist representatives confirmed to his office on Tuesday that it had removed erotic services listings from...

2010-11-12 09:31:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ongoing independent research commissioned by Women's Funding Network, in partnership with the Georgia-based "A Future. Not A Past." campaign, has exposed Internet classified sites as the most commonly used platform for buying and trafficking adolescent girls. A report released in October by the AIM Group, a global team of consultants in interactive and traditional media, found that Village Voice Media, with its backpage.com classifieds site, is...

2010-10-12 16:24:19

Evaluation shows outreach by sex workers provides a key link to health, support services A mobile outreach program staffed by current and former sex workers is associated with increased entry to detoxification and residential drug treatment among women in street-based sex work, according to an evaluation led by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC). The study, recently published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Drug and Alcohol...

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2010-09-16 06:15:00

After two weeks of silence, Craigslist confirmed Wednesday that the popular Internet classifieds website had shut down all of its "adult services" listings. William Powell, director of customer service and law enforcement relations for Craigslist, said the company "has terminated its adult services section" as of September 3, 2010. Powell said in testimony submitted to the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security that those who had previously "posted adult services ads...

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2010-09-06 06:25:00

The popular online classifieds website Craigslist blocked the "adult services" portion of its U.S. site this weekend, replacing the section tab with a black and white label reading "censored" following controversy and legal pressure from state officials who claim the site was promoting prostitution. The move did not appear to affect Craigslist's non-U.S. websites, which continued to display listings for erotic services. Craigslist shut down the erotic services section of its U.S. site in May...

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2010-08-25 12:25:00

Attorneys general in 17 states demanded Tuesday in a joint letter that Craigslist should remove its adult services section because the website cannot adequately block potentially illegal ads promoting prostitution and child trafficking. "Only Craigslist has the power to stop these ads before they are even published," Kansas attorney general Steve Six said in a statement. "Sadly, they are completely unwilling to do so." The letter said that Craigslist faces the prospect of losing revenue if...

2010-07-02 17:27:00

NEW YORK, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish Ministry of Justice: The inquiry on the evaluation of the ban on purchasing sexual services submitted its report: Forbud Mot Kop av Sexuell Tjanst En utvardering 1999-2008 (Prohibition of the purchase of sexual services: an evaluation 1999-2008) (SOU 2010:49) to Swedish Minister for Justice, Beatrice Ask on July 2nd. The purpose of the evaluation was to investigate how the prohibition, which has been in force for over ten years, works in practice...

2010-07-01 21:43:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 8, 2010 at noon the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), Prostitution Research and Education (PRE) and our over 75 Co-Sponsors will protest Craigslist's facilitation of sex trafficking at Craigslist's office, 1381 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122. A large portion of Craigslist's profits come from the sale of commercial sexual exploitation, much of it trafficked, all of it prostituted. Craigslist normalizes and...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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