The pangolin is a mammal native to both Africa and parts of Asia and its future, as is the case for most wild animals, looks grim.
After a two year battle, MPs have passed a law that now outlaws paying for sex in France, with a penalty of almost €4,000 for offenders—but unlike legislation in other countries like the U.S., the “offenders,” in this case are clients, not sex workers.
The Queens District Attorney says a Flushing woman kept two children from Korea captive for more than five years, beginning when they were 9 and 11 years old. DNAInfo reports that Sook Yeong Park, 42, is suspected of bringing the children into the country, then beating them and treating them as virtual slaves.
When it comes to sex trafficking, teenage girls are normally the victims not the perpetrators. But a horrifying new case in Canada has turned that all on its head. Three teenage girls in Ottawa stand accused of running a prostitution ring in which they abducted other young women and forced them to have sex with…
Teenagers are renowned for their love of electronic gadgets and their poor judgment, and it seems these two things have come together in a rather unfortunate way for one teen in central China. A 17-year-old high school student apparently traded his kidney for money to buy an iPhone and an iPad. Five people have now…
Investment bank Goldman Sachs isn't one of America's most popular institutions right now—given the country's anti-Wall Street sentiment and their participation in the near total collapse of the global economy. And now things are about to get a teensy bit worse for them. After a little digging, Nick Kristof of the New…
A judge has dismissed the lawsuit brought by teenager trafficked into prostitution against Backpage.com, which hosted ads that included nude photographs of the minor.
As a controversy rages over how to count child trafficking victims and larger questions of sex work and coercion, a sex trafficking bust in Brooklyn differs from the usual reported cases.
Ashton Kutcher has responded to the Village Voice's takedown of reported numbers on child sex trafficking, which also criticized his advocacy work.
How do you write an "investigative" piece about inflated sex trafficking numbers and almost entirely undermine yourself? Village Voice Media shows us a few ways with its cover story this week.
Thirty-two women and girls were rescued from a so-called baby factory, where they were held and forced to sell their newborns, according to local authorities.
A strange new Utah law would make it a crime not just to explicitly offer sex for money, but also to "indicate, through lewd acts," that you're willing to do so. In addition to scaring ladies into hiking down their skirts, the legislation could allow cops to target legal businesses, like strip clubs.
We already knew that definitely pervy, probable billionaire Jeffrey Epstein got unusually lenient charges and sentencing for his sexual exploitation and abuse of young girls in Florida. But how do such things work?
Former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor (pictured, with his wife) was accused of having sex with an underage girl who says she's a victim of trafficking. But in a plea bargain, he's managed to avoid jail time.
We get that this campaign is intentionally provocative, using the loaded language of purchasing girls to break through donor fatigue. But is it too raw to be repurposed for good, especially with all the baggage of aiming this at Westerners?
A somewhat disturbing new study suggests that legalizing child pornography could actually cause rates of child sexual abuse to fall.
The FBI has arrested more than 880 adults nationwide on exploitation, trafficking, and prostitution charges. There was a separate crackdown of Somali gang-members on similar charges. Meanwhile, Hilton Hotels is finally promising not to ignore sexual exploitation on its properties.
Less than a week after her 5-year-old daughter, Shaniya Davis, was reported missing, Antoinette Nicole Davis has been arrested and charged with "human trafficking, felony child abuse, prostitution, filing a false police report, and resisting, delaying, or obstructing police."
• Michelle Obama is inspiring women the world over. "She shows women that it's OK to have dark skin and to not have a son. She's quite real to us," said Heather Ferreira of Mumbai.
Catherine Zeta Jones is not alone! More than one in ten pregnant women smoke, reports the AP (via MSNBC), and research suggests that many of those women suffer from depression, making quitting even more difficult. A Columbia University epidemiologist, tracked more than 1,500 pregnant women, and "22 percent smoked at…