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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...

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...

2010-05-14 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. The Georgia Demand Study -- the first in a series of several being conducted across the nation -- reveals Craigslist ads featuring adolescent females yield three times the transactions per ad than...

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. Data evaluated at the University of North Texas Health Science Center has not only...

2009-10-21 11:57:55

The Internet has spawned a virtual subculture of "johns" who share information electronically about prostitution, potentially making them harder to catch, according to a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University criminologist. The research by MSU's Thomas Holt and Kristie Blevins of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte challenges the common perception that sex customers act alone and do not interact for fear of reprisal or scorn. The study appears in the Journal of...

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2009-10-01 06:25:00

On Wednesday, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was asked to crack down on a U.S. website that British authorities claim encourages prostitution by allowing men to receive and provide feedback on prostitutes working in London. In an annual meeting with the ruling Labor Party, the British minister for women and equality Harriet Harman called the website Punternet a "very sinister development" in the fight to reduce the exploitation of women, adding that it serves to increase the demand...

2009-09-08 07:13:00

Campaign to be launched this week ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout the month of September, public transit users will receive an important education on the realities of child sex slavery in America. This week, Shared Hope International will unveil End Child Sex Trafficking: Kids are NOT for Sale in D.C., a campaign that aligns with D.C. Human Trafficking Awareness month. Bright yellow signs in Metro buses, bus shelters and Metro stations scream messages,...

2009-08-25 14:57:00

Prostitution research takes to the streets FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas prostitutes are getting a chance to change their lives, thanks to a collaboration among the Dallas Police Department, Dallas County Sheriff's Office, Dallas County Commissioner's Office, courts, Dallas County Health Department, Adult Probation Department, Parkland Hospital and Homeward Bound, which serves as the lead for more than 40 social service and faith-based organizations. The...

2009-06-01 00:50:53

Researchers in Spain monitoring rates of HIV infection HIV and sexually transmitted disease said they found a high rate of condom use in female sex workers. The phenomenon of prostitution has changed over recent years in Spain, going from prostitution as an activity carried out by Spanish women, often injecting drug users, to a situation where it is carried out by women from other countries, which has led to behavioral and social changes, lead author Cinta Folch, a Centre for Epidemiological...


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