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#Prostitution

# prostitution - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

# prostitution - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Dutch prostitutes want same retirement perks as professional footballers

They want the same perks because they ‘both do a difficult physical job that they cannot do their whole life’.

# prostitution - Monday 9 December, 2013

Couple who ran London prostitution ring to be sentenced today

Officers found 120 phones, 50 Polish identity cards and £24,000 in cash in the home of a couple who admit forcing women into prostitution.

# prostitution - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

France passes law to ban the purchase of sex, ICI calls on Ireland to follow suit

French lawmakers today approved the controversial bill that will make the clients of prostitutes liable for fines starting at €1,500.

# prostitution - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Column: Women in Colombia are fighting back against the use of rape as a weapon of war

Sexual violence is perpetrated by security forces, guerrilla groups and paramilitaries in Colombia – with journalists and human rights defenders targeted alongside civilians. But despite considerable personal risks, women are fighting back.

# prostitution - Friday 29 November, 2013

Column: We have glimpsed the human misery which fills the pockets of Europe’s pimps and traffickers

We cannot pretend trafficking does not exist. Today experts from across the EU will meet for discussions in Dublin to support victims and bring the organised gangs to justice, writes Denise Charlton.

# prostitution - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Seven per cent increase in women affected by prostitution seeking support

Ruhama, which supports women affected by sex trafficking and prostitution, helped 258 people last year — providing services to women from 32 different nationalities.

# prostitution - Friday 18 October, 2013

Column: Human trafficking and forced prostitution is continuing in Ireland

Forget the myths you’ve heard about ‘happy prostitutes’ – the reality is that adults and children are in a living hell right now after being trafficked into Ireland for sexual exploitation, writes Denis Charlton.

# prostitution - Friday 27 September, 2013

45 people, including 23 children, were trafficked into Ireland last year

In 39 cases, those trafficked were subject to sexual exploitation.

# prostitution - Sunday 8 September, 2013

'Pimping and trafficking' continues as Dáil reviews prostitution laws Sex

'Pimping and trafficking' continues as Dáil reviews prostitution laws

Calls have been made for the immediate introduction of new laws to target buyers of sex.

# prostitution - Monday 26 August, 2013

Switzerland's first sex drive-in opened this evening

The new drive-ins are designed to be safer for sex workers, with alarm buttons, doctors and security guards on-hand – but will people actually use them?

# prostitution - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Mystery surrounds Limerick "Red Light District" signs

Stickers were placed over road signs on the street that highlighted the problem of prostitution in Limerick city centre.

# prostitution - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Sex drive-in opens in Zurich

Local authorities hope it will help them regulate and monitor the sex trade.

# prostitution - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Police in Japan bust overweight prostitution service

There’s a market for everything.

# prostitution - Monday 8 July, 2013

Ex-NY governor tries comeback after sex scandal, hopes for forgiveness

Eliot Spitzer resigned as New York governor in 2008 over a prostitution scandal.

Waterford becomes 13th local authority to support law targeting sex buyers

Last month an Oireachtas committee also recommended that people who pay for sex should face criminal charges but not prostitutes.

# prostitution - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Buying sex should be a crime, selling it should not - Oireachtas committee

Recommendations that shift the onus on to people who pay for and organise prostitution are welcomed by prostitution support charity Ruhama.

# prostitution - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.

# prostitution - Friday 3 May, 2013

Poll: Should people who pay for sex be named and shamed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who pay for sex be named and shamed?

TDs will discuss a bill tabled by Deputy Thomas Pringle today that would make it illegal to pay for sex.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Friday morning.

TDs to debate plans to 'name and shame' those who pay for sex

Thomas Pringle has plans to change the current system, which makes it illegal only to solicit prostitution but not to buy it.

# prostitution - Friday 26 April, 2013

Victims of human trafficking gang rescued from Belfast brothels

Two suspects were arrested as part of the European operation.

# prostitution - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Extract: I’ve left prostitution behind me, but I worry how my history will impact on my child

From a textbook dysfunctional home life, educational disadvantage and adolescent homelessness, Rachel Moran was primed for life as a prostitute. Here she tells her story about the losses prostitution can bring and how those you love can be tarred with shame by association.

# prostitution - Monday 8 April, 2013

Campaign against sex-trafficking targets potential punters

‘Real Men Don’t Buy Girls’ is the message of the major social media programme.

# prostitution - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Immigrant council says pimps profiting from delay in new prostitution law

The Immigrant Council of Ireland wants TDs and Senators to conclude deliberations on new laws and start enacting them.

# prostitution - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

From The42 Top French footballer cited in under-age prostitution probe Investigation

Top French footballer cited in under-age prostitution probe

The Les Bleus star’s name appeared in the mobile phone of an under-age girl who has been arrested on shop-lifting charges.

# prostitution - Monday 11 February, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

One in four sex buyers have met trafficked, controlled or underage females - survey

The news comes as part of an online survey that was conducted by the Immigrant Council of Ireland.

# prostitution - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Committee on prostitution legislation to hear from award-winning journalist

A wide variety of people and organisations working with those involved in prostitution have been asked to give their views on changes to prostitution legislation today – including RTÉ’s Paul Maguire.

# prostitution - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Former sex workers to speak to Justice committee on prostitution laws

The news comes days after former ‘Belle de Jour’ escort Brooke Magnanti expressed her concerns about the fact no sex workers to date had spoken to the committee.

# prostitution - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Former 'Belle de Jour' concerned about Irish sex workers legislation

Brooke Magnanti told TheJournal.ie that sex workers themselves need to get to speak to the government on the issue – not just groups representing them.

# prostitution - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Tobacco prices, further education and promissory notes

It’s the Dáil’s first day back after the winter recess. Here’s what’s in store.

# prostitution - Monday 14 January, 2013

Star witness arrives for Berlusconi sex trial

Karima El-Mahroug – better known by her nickname as “Ruby the Heart Stealer” – has arrived to testify for the first time in court.

# prostitution - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Barnardos highlights problem of 'loverboys' in child prostitution

June Tinsely of Barnardos said young men who act as boyfriends to teenage girls coerce them into having sex with other men.

Oireachtas agenda: Shannon airport, welfare votes and no confidence

TDs vote this afternoon and this evening on approving individual Budget measures – like PRSI increases and respite grant cuts.

# prostitution - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Dáil committee to discuss Irish prostitution legislation

The Justice committee is to meet with a number of groups tomorrow to hear their opinions on prostitution and law in Ireland.

# prostitution - Monday 24 September, 2012

Cork City Council to vote on call for law against buying sex

Tonight’s council meeting will debate a Labour motion which would see Cork become the latest council to call for a change in law.

# prostitution - Friday 31 August, 2012

Man calls police to complain about rising prostitution prices

Michigan police are investigating what they say are vastly different accounts of the incident.

# prostitution - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# prostitution - Friday 24 August, 2012

Anti-trafficking group calls for ban on paying for sex

Turn Off the Red Light, a group of 56 charities, has told an Oireachtas committee that Ireland should follow Sweden’s lead.