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To Address Human Trafficking, the United States Must Take a New Approach

We continue to push President Barack Obama to recognize trafficking for what it is and not get mixed up in the politics of advocates who are not as focused on addressing the climate of fear and coercion endured by so many workers around the world.

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Today’s Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking Reflect Historical Racism and Sexism

Trafficking in persons is often referred to as “modern-day slavery.” Historical grounding confirms that the reference to slavery, while not exactly on point, is relevant.

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Report: Police Abuse of Cambodian Sex Workers Made Worse by US Policies

A Human Rights Watch report documents police abuse of Cambodian sex workers, including rape, beatings, and deprivation of medical care. US policy is making the situation worse.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is important because violence against anyone is unacceptable, no matter their gender.

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my review of Siddarth Kara’s book Sex Trafficking

I reviewed Siddarth Kara’s book. He is strong on structural issues but his book turns to salacious material and hero fantasies.

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Research for Sex Work 11 is online

Research for Sex Work 11 is online. It’s the only journal of its kind, with contributions from sex workers, health workers and NGO staff. Articles from India, Mali, Spain, the UK and the US, illustrated with beautiful photographs by Mathilde Bouvard, discuss pleasure and sex work, the failures of raids to help trafficked persons, violence against sex workers and more.

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Trafficking Report: Less Sensationalism, More Reality

The State Department’s new Trafficking in Persons report suggests that the Obama administration will opt for evidence-based responses to trafficking over putting restrictions on women "for their own good."

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What defines ‘adult content’ and what exactly do you mean by explicit?

Researchers investigating online access to information about sexuality find out that the service they use to communicate has a policy prohibiting adult content. Will it affect them beyond being part of the study?

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Sex Workers Denied Right to Safe Work

Around the world, people turn to sex work in the hopes of earning a living wage – and maybe even to support their families. But misguided policies routinely deny them that right.

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Anti-Prostitution Pledge Results in Discriminatory Treatment

Sex workers’ health care is often sacrificed on the altar of U.S. funding.

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