Royal family denies Andrew ‘sex slave’ claims

2015-01-05 08:45

Buckingham Palace has issued a new denial of allegations that a US woman was kept as an underage ‘sex slave’ and forced to have sexual relations with Britain's Prince Andrew.

Sex workers call on government to decriminalise sex work

2014-07-29 13:59

Decriminalisation of sex work has been found to have the greatest potential effect on HIV infections.

Durban brothel case postponed to August

2014-06-13 11:25

The trial of a Durban doctor accused of running a brothel with young girls has been postponed to August


Male prostitute, Lloyd talks about what life is like as a sex worker in Cape Town. He is joined by SWEAT advocate, Lesego. Together, they paint the story of what prostitution in South Africa is like, and why it should be legal.

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US child prostitution a 'persistent threat'

2013-07-30 12:00

The FBI has declared that child prostitution is a "persistent threat" in the US as the agency announced that authorities had rescued 105 young people and arrested 150 alleged pimps in three days.

Chinese sex workers face 'horrifying' abuse

2013-05-14 14:02

Chinese sex workers are subjected to widespread abuse by authorities including beatings and torture in police custody and detention without trial, says Human Rights Watch.

London sex workers feel the recession

2013-04-12 16:03

Sex workers in London are being forced to slash prices they charge clients because of the impact of the recession on the British economy, putting themselves at greater risk of attack, says a report.

Dutch granny prostitutes celebrate red-light life

2012-12-06 10:02

In a busy passage in Amsterdam's red light district fans jostle to have their picture taken with the city's most famous great-grannies: The Dutch capital's oldest prostitutes.

Court says motel can't ban prostitute

2012-08-08 10:02

Australia's hotel industry has been rocked by a court's ruling that a prostitute was illegally discriminated against by a motel owner who refused to rent her a room to work from.

Socialite sentenced in teen sex scandal

2012-07-30 14:01

A prominent Singaporean businessman has been sentenced to three months in jail for having paid sex with a minor, as dozens of other accused await their fate in a prostitution scandal.

Women held over child prostitution ring

2012-05-24 14:01

Two Australian women, reportedly sisters, have been arrested and accused of running a child prostitution ring in Sydney that hired out girls as young as 12, some of them homeless.

US Secret Service sex row set for hearing

2012-05-14 10:59

The US Senate will hold a hearing to question the head of the Secret Service about the recent sex scandal involving its agents and prostitutes in Colombia, it has been announced.

2 more US Secret Service agents resign

2012-04-25 12:01

Two more US Secret Service agents are resigning over a Colombia prostitution scandal, says the agency, as it seeks to close a chapter in its worst case of alleged misconduct in decades.

Berlusconi makes appearance at sex trial

2012-04-20 13:01

Silvio Berlusconi has made a rare appearance at his trial for having sex with an underage prostitute at a hearing expected to yield sordid claims about the former premier's parties.

Obama wants prostitution scandal probed

2012-04-16 08:57

US President Barack Obama says the Secret Service will fully investigate reports that agents assigned to protect him in Colombia were caught with prostitutes.

"I was lured into prostitution"

2012-01-25 14:43

A harrowing look into the life of a young woman tricked into the dark underbelly of human trafficking and prostitution in Nigeria.

Legalising prostitution

2010-10-18 10:19

Sex workers in Taiwan have been given the go-head to set up small businesses around the city. Can any good come of a change to these laws that once forced the industry underground?

Turning tricks

2009-11-10 14:19

Dorothy Black thinks that sex workers and their johns should be decriminalised

Prostitutes 'deserve dignity'

2009-09-04 13:36

Prostitutes deserve to be treated with dignity and enjoy human rights guaranteed to all people by the Constitution, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says.


Prince Andrew sex slave stands by story

2015-01-03 20:14

The woman who has alleged in a US court filing she was forced to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew is standing by her story.

Sex workers call on government to decriminalise sex work

2014-07-29 14:36

Decriminalisation of sex work has been found to have the greatest potential effect on HIV infections.

Could legalising sex work stop HIV spread?

2014-07-23 09:49

A study claims that scrapping laws banning sex work would almost halve the number of new HIV infections in next decade. Would that work in SA? News24 investigates.

Durban cops bought sex from underage prostitute

2014-06-10 22:16

A schoolgirl prostitute told the Durban Regional Court on Tuesday that two police officers were among her clients at the time she sold herself to pay for drugs.

Amsterdam alcoholics work for beer

2014-01-17 16:15

In Amsterdam alcoholics are given beer in exchange for light work collecting litter, eating a decent meal, and sticking to their schedule.

Swiss 'park up' gets new meaning

2013-08-27 08:55

Switzerland's first drive-in brothel, said to be intended to take prostitution off the streets, opened on Monday to a big fanfare but little action. VIDEO

Mother of China rape victim appeals

2013-07-02 12:10

A Chinese mother sent to a labour camp after demanding the men who kidnapped and raped her daughter be punished has appealed against the dismissal of her lawsuit for compensation, says a court.

Australia jails Thai mom for pimping girl

2013-04-16 13:49

A Thai-born woman has been jailed in Australia for prostituting out her daughter from the age of nine, marketing her to clients as the "new girl" in crimes condemned as "despicable".

NYC taxis 'brothels on wheels'

2013-01-04 09:00

New York taxi drivers have been ordered to watch a sex-trafficking awareness presentation to avoid promoting prostitution.

FBI agent denies paying for sex

2012-10-09 12:00

An undercover FBI agent has denied accusations that he spent taxpayer dollars on prostitutes in the Philippines for himself and others during a weapons trafficking probe, say court documents.

150-year-old brothel fights closure

2012-08-02 10:01

Sex workers at a 150-year-old brothel in Bangladesh are fighting against Islamic protesters who want the business to close.

Australian mega-brothel gets go-ahead

2012-06-20 15:09

A Sydney brothel has received the green light for a multi-million-dollar expansion which will see it become Australia's largest sex premises.

Secret Service scandal 'wider than thought'

2012-05-23 19:58

Several small groups of Secret Service employees separately visited clubs, bars and brothels in Colombia prior to a visit by President Barack Obama, says a US senator.

US: 3 jailed for running prostitution ring

2012-05-10 12:59

Three brothers accused of smuggling women from Mexico and Central America into the US and forcing them into a multistate prostitution ring have been sentenced to prison, say officials.

Ruby: Berlusconi told me to lie

2012-04-23 18:26

The nightclub dancer at the centre of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's sex trial told friends he was ready to pay millions for her silence, wiretaps have revealed.

3 leave Secret Service over sex scandal

2012-04-19 10:04

The US Secret Service says three employees will leave their jobs over the sex scandal in a hotel in Colombia which tarnished the elite presidential protection agency's image.

Swiss city mulls garages for prostitutes

2012-03-09 16:03

Residents of the Swiss city of Zurich will vote on whether to build dedicated garages where prostitutes can ply their trade, in a proposal aimed at moving them away from residential zones.

Prostitutes made safe...

2010-10-26 13:53

...but not in the way you think. Sex workers in Spain have been ordered to wear reflective vests to reduce accidents.

SWC child prostitution fears

2009-12-13 21:01

Lesotho-born Thato was brought to SA at age three, by a woman simply known as "granny". Five years later, she was sold into sexual slavery.

Malawi law to protect sex work

2009-10-23 08:31

Malawi is preparing a law to protect sex workers against abuse in a move that could help fight HIV/Aids.

Prostitution 'legitimises crime'

2009-05-28 07:44

Legalising prostitution will not stop human trafficking or child abuse, but give criminals legitimate premises to operate from, says the ACDP Youth Foundation.

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