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Bill to fight child grooming introduced to prevent 'Irish Rotherham'
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

Bill to fight child grooming introduced to prevent 'Irish Rotherham'

Sep 8th 2014, 11:00 AM 9,517 Views 77 Comments

Cross-party support is being sought to pass the bill.

READ: Former US President Jimmy Carter's appeal to TDs over prostitution
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

READ: Former US President Jimmy Carter's appeal to TDs over prostitution

Sep 1st 2014, 9:24 AM 11,415 Views 68 Comments

Short version: “Get a move on, guys.”

Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'

Jul 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 10,361 Views 39 Comments

Some sex workers don’t carry condoms, to avoid arrest. This is a big problem.

Opinion: When you think of a sex worker, you might never think of someone like me
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Opinion: When you think of a sex worker, you might never think of someone like me

Jul 21st 2014, 1:00 PM 1,722 Views 152 Comments

I’m a young, unemployed student. I desperately needed to pay my college tuition, so I signed up to a website seeking a ‘financial arrangement’ with a wealthy man.

Pimps 'taking advantage' of delay in new prostitution law
# Turn Off The Red Light
# Turn Off The Red Light

Pimps 'taking advantage' of delay in new prostitution law

Jun 26th 2014, 9:54 AM 17,511 Views 58 Comments

Twelve months have now passed since a Dáil committee recommended new laws that would see buyers of sex punished.

Drugs and prostitution will be used to measure Ireland's GDP
# Economy
# Economy

Drugs and prostitution will be used to measure Ireland's GDP

Jun 24th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,633 Views 48 Comments

Austria, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Slovenia and Sweden have all begun including these figures as part of their GDP.

'Sex didn’t exist until the Late Late show': Can Irish people talk about intimacy?
# The Birds And The Bees
# The Birds And The Bees

'Sex didn’t exist until the Late Late show': Can Irish people talk about intimacy?

Jun 21st 2014, 8:15 AM 14,566 Views 45 Comments

A conference taking place in Cork this weekend aims to start a public discussion on sexual wellbeing.

Berlusconi's 'bunga bunga' trial appeal begins, but he can't go as he's working in a hospice
# Sensual Soirees
# Sensual Soirees

Berlusconi's 'bunga bunga' trial appeal begins, but he can't go as he's working in a hospice

Jun 20th 2014, 11:50 AM 4,155 Views 10 Comments

The billionaire is doing community service for a separate conviction.

Three arrested in investigation into organised prostitution in Roscommon and Longford
# Arrests
# Arrests

Three arrested in investigation into organised prostitution in Roscommon and Longford

Jun 19th 2014, 10:41 PM 20,854 Views 0 Comments

Two males and a female, all aged in their twenties, were released without charge this evening.

Brazil worried World Cup will mean surge in child prostitution
# World Cup
# World Cup

Brazil worried World Cup will mean surge in child prostitution

May 20th 2014, 7:30 AM 15,272 Views 17 Comments

Officials are now plastering public spaces with awareness-raising messages to warn tourists that child exploitation is a crime.

Sri Lanka says 'No' to casinos over prostitution fears
# Gambling
# Gambling

Sri Lanka says 'No' to casinos over prostitution fears

Apr 26th 2014, 5:05 PM 9,202 Views 14 Comments

Australian gambling mogul James Packer is involved in the plans to build three super-luxury resorts, complete with casinos.

Column: Sex buyers are the last link in chain of trafficking, abuse and rape
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Column: Sex buyers are the last link in chain of trafficking, abuse and rape

Mar 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 434 Views 128 Comments

The result of 18 months of academic work shows the fear of being named and shamed in a local newspaper would be the greatest deterrent to buyers of sex, writes Nusha Yonkova.

EU Commissioner calls for continued pressure by police to combat sex trafficking
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

EU Commissioner calls for continued pressure by police to combat sex trafficking

Mar 27th 2014, 6:30 AM 4,807 Views 28 Comments

Cecilia Malmström made the call in a pre-recorded address to a major conference of trafficking experts being held in Dublin.

Trafficked to Dublin at 15-years-old for sex: 'You would do like 15 guys a day'
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Trafficked to Dublin at 15-years-old for sex: 'You would do like 15 guys a day'

Feb 4th 2014, 7:41 PM 61,531 Views 137 Comments

“There was a guy, I remember a guy who used to come in and say “I want the youngest girl you have here” and he was really old, so to them it was fun,” one young woman said.

Judge rules couple accused of sex slavery can be named
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Judge rules couple accused of sex slavery can be named

Jan 31st 2014, 6:11 PM 23,771 Views 0 Comments

The two are accused of a number of offences against the women – one of whom has a severe learning disability.

Prostitutes in Ibiza register to pay taxes and receive welfare
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

Prostitutes in Ibiza register to pay taxes and receive welfare

Jan 15th 2014, 3:41 PM 20,693 Views 102 Comments

Because of the move, the women will be entitled to state benefits.

Dutch prostitutes want same retirement perks as professional footballers
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Dutch prostitutes want same retirement perks as professional footballers

Dec 17th 2013, 3:29 PM 19,190 Views 44 Comments

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

Couple who ran London prostitution ring to be sentenced today
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Couple who ran London prostitution ring to be sentenced today

Dec 9th 2013, 2:13 PM 13,673 Views 42 Comments

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.

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

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

Dec 4th 2013, 5:54 PM 16,744 Views 79 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 3rd 2013, 6:30 PM 528 Views 19 Comments

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.

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

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

Nov 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 267 Views 95 Comments

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.

Seven per cent increase in women affected by prostitution seeking support
# Ruhama
# Ruhama

Seven per cent increase in women affected by prostitution seeking support

Nov 7th 2013, 9:25 AM 4,664 Views 55 Comments

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

Column: Human trafficking and forced prostitution is continuing in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Human trafficking and forced prostitution is continuing in Ireland

Oct 18th 2013, 7:15 AM 413 Views 95 Comments

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.

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

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

Sep 27th 2013, 5:16 PM 7,787 Views 14 Comments

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

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

'Pimping and trafficking' continues as Dáil reviews prostitution laws

Sep 8th 2013, 12:28 PM 10,936 Views 139 Comments

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

Switzerland's first sex drive-in opened this evening
# At The Drive-in
# At The Drive-in

Switzerland's first sex drive-in opened this evening

Aug 26th 2013, 6:41 PM 45,503 Views 92 Comments

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?

Mystery surrounds Limerick "Red Light District" signs
# Put On The Red Light
# Put On The Red Light

Mystery surrounds Limerick "Red Light District" signs

Aug 22nd 2013, 8:03 AM 30,080 Views 56 Comments

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

Sex drive-in opens in Zurich
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Sex drive-in opens in Zurich

Aug 15th 2013, 7:15 PM 28,332 Views 91 Comments

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

Police in Japan bust overweight prostitution service
# Heavy Work
# Heavy Work

Police in Japan bust overweight prostitution service

Jul 16th 2013, 12:22 PM 20,431 Views 51 Comments

There’s a market for everything.

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

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

Jul 8th 2013, 8:30 PM 7,859 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 8th 2013, 8:21 PM 11,533 Views 97 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 27th 2013, 11:16 AM 12,279 Views 254 Comments

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

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark
# Asia
# Asia

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

May 15th 2013, 9:11 AM 7,493 Views 23 Comments

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.

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

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

May 3rd 2013, 9:51 AM 18,903 Views 246 Comments

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

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

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

May 3rd 2013, 7:30 AM 10,455 Views 131 Comments

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

Victims of human trafficking gang rescued from Belfast brothels
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Victims of human trafficking gang rescued from Belfast brothels

Apr 26th 2013, 12:00 PM 9,872 Views 32 Comments

Two suspects were arrested as part of the European operation.

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

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

Apr 16th 2013, 7:00 PM 8,718 Views 110 Comments

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.

Campaign against sex-trafficking targets potential punters
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Campaign against sex-trafficking targets potential punters

Apr 8th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,986 Views 49 Comments

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

Immigrant council says pimps profiting from delay in new prostitution law
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Immigrant council says pimps profiting from delay in new prostitution law

Mar 23rd 2013, 1:39 PM 7,564 Views 47 Comments

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