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Sex trafficking news and analysis from The Nation
December 16, 2015
Trans Sex Workers Are 25 Times More Likely to Be HIV Positive Than the General Population
Here’s what can be done to push back against this unacceptable trend.
September 25, 2015
Why Do Sex-Work Diversion Programs Fail?
New York’s scheme to divert sex workers from the criminal justice system has often further criminalized them.
August 12, 2015
Amnesty International Is Finally on the Right Side of the Sex Work Struggle
The international organization's bold move is lauded as a strong first step by those it affects the most—individuals within the sex industry.
Melissa Gira Grant
August 6, 2015
Amnesty International’s Long-Due Support for Sex Workers Rights
The international organization has a history of facing controversial issues. This week, it hopes to tackle sex work decriminalization.
Melissa Gira Grant
October 6, 2014
Are New York’s Sex Workers Getting Their Fair Day in Court?
The courts want to offer sex workers “compassion”—but maybe agency would be more useful.
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July 30, 2014
Should Buying Sex Be Illegal?
The so-called “Swedish model” banning the purchase but not the sale of sex is catching on in Europe. But does it work? And for whom?
June 18, 2014
India’s Missing Women
Why does the belief that women are safest when secluded still hold sway in India?
June 4, 2014
Sex Trafficking, Lies & Money: Lessons From the Somaly Mam Scandal
Why exactly did the telegenic Cambodian campaigner use fake trafficking victims to raise philanthropic cash from Westerners? And when will Nicholas Kristof ever learn?
September 16, 2009
The Crusade Against Sex Trafficking
Do brothel raids help trafficking victims escape abuse, or skirt the reality that makes recovery so difficult for the "rescued?"