Reason Magazine: A 2016 study funded by the Justice Department concluded that the total number of juveniles in the sex trade in the United States was about 9,000 to 10,000. The study also found that only about 15 percent of the children relied on pimps and that the average age of entry into the sex trade was 15.8 years.
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House arrest for Farrell ex-cop, former Stoneboro Police Chief By Mike Gauntner, Online Content Manager Posted: Aug 10, 2018 5:27 AM EDT MERCER, Pa. -A former Stoneboro Police Chief and Farrell Police Officer has been sentenced to four months of house arrest after being caught having sex with a prostitute while on duty and pocketing money donated for a police K-9 program.
Action Alert: On July 19 legislation was introduced by Oakland City Council Member Abel Guillen to arrest sex workers’ clients, and tow and remove their cars. Stepping up arrests and the removal of men’s cars who are purportedly looking to pay for sex will force sex workers into more isolated and dangerous spaces, increasing their vulnerability to rape and other violence. What it won’t do is stop prostitution.
The following press release was received from the Secretary of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire For Immediate Release July 29, 2018 (Concord, NH)- Yesterday, the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire (LPNH) wrapped up the business from their State Convention in late April at a second special convention at the Grappone Conference Center. AND WE FKN LOVE IT!
When sex workers cannot vet their clients online, they don’t know if they’re a potential risk,” says Bella Robinson, executive director of Coyote Rhode Island (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics). “Sex workers around the world have immediately felt the effects of the new law – loss of work, bodily autonomy and an increase in violence, murder and HIV infection. The new law also threatens those seeking or posting about harm reduction for sex workers on websites.”
"December 17th 2018 is the 15th International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers. Philly made history last year with fair and balanced press coverage of an event usually shrouded in silence. This year we strive to connect from the street to the state by having a PA Proclamation Supporting D/17." Will you sign this … Continue reading MoveOn Petitions – PA Proclamation Addressing Stigma & Violence Against Sex Workers
VAVAW: Our public position was that we critiqued and challenged the sex work industry as a whole, but would not turn away individual sex workers who wanted to access our services.This position is inherently flawed. It is not possible to support individuals and also call for the abolition of their profession. Our service delivery and the writing we’ve put out have sent the message to members of the sex worker community and their allies that sex workers could not access our services. We’re sorry for this.
Washington, D.C.—On Thursday, July 19, at 4 pm, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will urge a federal judge to put enforcement of FOSTA on hold during the pendency of its lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal law. The hold is needed, in part, to allow plaintiff Woodhull Freedom Foundation to organize and publicize its annual conference, held August 2-5.
FOSTA-SESTA Threatens Sex Worker Livelihoods: What Mental Health Providers Should Know On April 11, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (SESTA-FOSTA). Bianca Palmisano https://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/practice-management/how-mental-health-clinicians-can-help-sex-workers-fosta-sesta/article/780835/