Hong Kong Native Gets Political Asylum in U.K. After China Detention

(AP) A former employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been granted political asylum in what he believes is the first successful U.K. asylum case from the former British colony. Simon Cheng, who alleges that he was detained and tortured in China last year, told The Associated Press that he hopes his successful … Read more Hong Kong Native Gets Political Asylum in U.K. After China Detention

New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Appears in Court for an Appeals Hearing

Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft are scheduled for a hearing at 10 a.m. ET in the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal. Court was held via a Zoom video conference. Prosecutors are trying to save their case against the NFL billionaire. The defendant faces two misdemeanor counts of soliciting another to commit … Read more New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Appears in Court for an Appeals Hearing

Difficult women and how they impacted our lives

In this edition, how we need to be grateful to the so-called difficult women who without them, our lives would be vastly different. Annette Young speaks to UK journalist and author, Helen Lewis, about her latest book on those brave and stubborn feminist pioneers. We also take a look at how teenage prostitution in France … Read more Difficult women and how they impacted our lives

Inside Thailand’s multi-billion dollar sex industry

Prostitution may be illegal in Thailand – but it’s also a multi-billion dollar business. But in March, the country declared a state of emergency because of COVID-19. So what happens to the sex industry in the age of coronavirus and the hundreds of thousands of people who rely on it? SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel … Read more Inside Thailand’s multi-billion dollar sex industry

Former NSW Labor MP Milton Orkopoulos charged with 15 new child sex abuse offences | ABC News

Former NSW Labor minister Milton Orkopoulos has been charged with 15 new child sex abuse offences. Detectives arrested the former Swansea MP at his cell inside Silverwater Jail in western Sydney this morning. The 62-year-old is accused of sexually abused two young boys at Lake Macquarie and on the Mid-North Coast in the 1990s. The … Read more Former NSW Labor MP Milton Orkopoulos charged with 15 new child sex abuse offences | ABC News

Prostitution continues in Germany, despite Covid-19

In Germany, brothels have been shut since March 15 because of the Covid-19 pandemic and there are no plans to re-open them for now. As prostitution is legal in Germany, sex workers who declare their income can receive unemployment benefits. But that isn’t the case for the tens of thousands of women who work illegally and … Read more Prostitution continues in Germany, despite Covid-19

An alarming trend: Teenage prostitution booming in France

Earlier this month the French police dismantled a large prostitution network operating in the Paris region. Among the women being pimped out were many minors. This came as no surprise to authorities: teenage prostitution is booming, with an estimated 6,000 to 10,000 young women selling their bodies across the country. Our France 3 colleagues Laurence Nahon, … Read more An alarming trend: Teenage prostitution booming in France

India: The Child Sex Highway | 101 East

A notorious highway in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is the site of a shocking trade. Girls as young as 10 are being forced to work as prostitutes – and it’s their own families selling them to passing trucks. The girls are from the Bachara tribe, a low-caste community known as Dalits. Most of … Read more India: The Child Sex Highway | 101 East

Extract from Award Winning Australian History Book “Bad Characters” by Peter Stanley

Dr Peter Stanley’s account of the murkier side of the Australian armed forces shared the 2010-2011 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History. Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny and Murder in the Great War takes a “warts and all” look at the behaviour of the diggers in World War I. Transgressions included failing to salute, going … Read more Extract from Award Winning Australian History Book “Bad Characters” by Peter Stanley

Hillary Rodham Clinton Honours Anti-trafficking Campaigner Charimaya Tamang

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, honoured a Nepalese anti-trafficking hero, Charimaya Tamang, on Monday 27th June 2011 at the Benjamin Franklin room in Washington DC. Tamang was awarded the 2011 Hero Acting to End Modern-Day Slavery Award. The celebration of her achievements coincided with the release of the 2011 Trafficking in Persons … Read more Hillary Rodham Clinton Honours Anti-trafficking Campaigner Charimaya Tamang

Speech: Swedish Minister Defends Criminalisation of Paying for Sex

At the 3rd Swedish-Dutch Conference on Gender Equality: Trafficking in Human Beings and Prostitution held on 6th December 2010, Birgitta Ohlsson, the Swedish Minister for EU Affairs defended the Swedish policy of criminalising the demand for paid sex, rather than the supply, as well as tackling issues of human trafficking and enslavement: Human trafficking is … Read more Speech: Swedish Minister Defends Criminalisation of Paying for Sex