Runaways, throwaways, sexual assault victims, and neglected children can be recruited into a violent life of forced prostitution. Child sex trafficking refers to the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a minor for the purpose of a commercial sex act. Offenders of this crime who are commonly referred to as traffickers, or pimps, target vulnerable children and gain control over them using a variety of manipulative methods.
The day originated inwhen over 25, sex workers gathered in India for a sex worker festival, despite efforts from prohibitionist groups who tried to prevent it taking place by pressuring the government to revoke their permit. The event was organised by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a Calcutta based group that has over 50, sex worker members, and members of their communities. Sex worker groups across the world have subsequently celebrated 3rd March as an annual, international event: International Sex Worker Rights Day.
This article explores the competing discourses of radical feminism and sex radicalism on the international sex trade. These voices have been dominant in feminist debates on this issue and both have proved significant forces when it comes to legal reform. Radical feminists characterize prostitution as an abuse of human rights, regardless of whether it is forced or voluntary, and have fought for its abolition.
Sex trafficking is an exceedingly grotesque, highly profitable component of contemporary slavery. In fact, no form of slavery is nearly as profitable, and it can be argued that none is as barbarically exploitive. In the course of 10 years of research across 18 countries, I have directly interviewed more than slaves of all kinds, and some of the most heartbreaking tales I heard were those narrated by women and children who suffered years of sexual enslavement at the hands of traffickers and pimps.
This is an excerpt from Sexuality and Translation in World Politics. Get your free copy here. What are the implications of translating a political movement into a language that does not have the words to say it?
Altman demonstrates how global communications and rapidly changing political and economic boundaries are transforming how sexuality is treated around the world, and he offers a wealth of information about how human sexuality is evolving. Most of all, Altman shows that sex and sexuality are not just personal and private matters but have much more to do with global politics and economics. An excerpt from Global Sex Dennis Altman.
Skip to search form Skip to main content. Laws regarding commercial sex influence the profitability of trafficking and may thus affect the inflow of trafficking to a country. View on Springer.
Oscar-winning documentarian David Goodman is turning to Kickstarter to finish "Singers in the Band," a feature-length passion project nearly 30 years in the making that explores the U. If the Kickstarter goal is met, executive producer Abigail Disney "The Invisible War," "The Queen of Versailles" has pledged a matching grant to cover additional costs such as legal fees, marketing, and distribution. Providing the money rolls in, Goodman expects "Singers in the Band" to be completed in as little as six weeks, which will mark the end of a project that he told TheWrap has been "a difficult struggle to make for a lot, a lot of reasons. In the Philippines, sex traffickers guised as legitimate entertainment recruiters pay for the women's singing lessons, a passport, uniform and a flight.
International Whores' Day or International Sex Workers Day is observed annually on June 2 of each year, honours sex workers and recognises their often exploited working conditions. In German, it is known as Hurentag Whore's Day. In the s, French police kept sex workers under increasing pressure. The police reprisals  forced sex workers to work increasingly in secret.