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2010-09-06 06:25:00

The popular online classifieds website Craigslist blocked the “adult services” portion of its US 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.

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.

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.

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.

2010-06-16 21:50:14

Why is there so much disagreement about whether using recreational drugs is morally wrong?

2010-05-14 06:17:00

ATLANTA, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Online solicitation is the leading source for the sexual exploitation of girls. Women's Funding Network in partnership with "A Future. Not A Past." today released the results from a pilot study that measures the demand for adolescent girls prostituted in Georgia.

2010-05-06 22:11:00

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's arrest of Lawrence Taylor for the alleged rape of a 16-year-old runaway sold to him in Montebello, New York by a pimp/trafficker is yet another example of the most powerful, respected and privileged among us demonstrating the normalization of the sexual exploitation of women and girls.

2010-05-04 10:45:00

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has subpoenaed Craigslist as part of an ongoing investigation into whether or not the classified advertising website is doing enough to prevent prostitution and human trafficking through its service.

2010-03-29 12:28:00

Prostitution diversion methods show promise FORT WORTH, Texas, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After two years of research that included enforcement operations targeting prostitutes, the Dallas Police Department (DPD) is seeing the benefits of their innovative new approach of going to the streets to provide comprehensive services and a complete exit strategy for those seeking a way out of prostitution.

2010-03-03 09:00:00

MONACO, March 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To explain International Day Against Sexual Exploitation, www.CyberDodo.org (an interactive multimedia platform and family-oriented educational site) is launching an international video game tournament on March 4, 2010. Sexual exploitation is one of the most serious acts of aggression that can be committed against a child - it's a crime! We are talking about child prostitution for all human beings under the age of 18 who are active in the sex trade,...

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.