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  prostitution. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In the Middle Ages prostitution flourished, and licensed brothels were a source of revenue to municipalities.
In 1949 a convention for the suppression of prostitution was adopted by the UN General Assembly.
In 1941 Congress, spurred by reports of widespread prostitution near military bases and a rise in sexually transmitted disease, passed the May Act; the law made it a federal offense to practice prostitution in areas designated by the secretaries of the army and the navy.
www.bartleby.com /65/pr/prostitu.html   (922 words)

 The Link Between Prostitution and Sex Trafficking
Prostitution and related activities—including pimping and patronizing or maintaining brothels—fuel the growth of modern-day slavery by providing a façade behind which traffickers for sexual exploitation operate.
Where prostitution is legalized or tolerated, there is a greater demand for human trafficking victims and nearly always an increase in the number of women and children trafficked into commercial sex slavery.
A 2003 study first published in the scientific Journal of Trauma Practice found that 89 percent of women in prostitution want to escape.[1] And children are also trapped in prostitution—despite the fact that international covenants and protocols impose upon state parties an obligation to criminalize the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/rls/38790.htm   (807 words)

While technically a sin (because it hinged on the act of fornication), prostitution was recognized by the church and others as a necessary, or "lesser evil" (Karras, 246).
Thus, the general tolerance of prostitution was for the most part reluctant, and many canonists urged prostitutes to reform, either by marrying or by becoming nuns.
There were also those who justified prostitution on the grounds that it was a viable economic activity and was primarily directed towards the earning of money rather the gratification of sexual desires (at least, for the prostitutes themselves).
www.brown.edu /Departments/Italian_Studies/dweb/society/sex/prostitution.shtml   (840 words)

  Prostitution - LoveToKnow 1911
The church, however, was not severe upon prostitutes, to whom the altar was open upon repentance, and some of the fathers explicity recognized their trade as a necessary evil.
In France prostitutes were distinguished by a badge, and forbidden to wear jewels and fine stuffs and to frequent certain parts of the town.
The regulation of prostitution rests on the law of 1790, which entrusted the preservation of public tranquillity to the administrative authorities; these are in Paris the prefect of police, and in other communes the mayor.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Prostitution   (7713 words)

  Prostitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prostitutes are stigmatised in most societies and religions; their customers are typically stigmatised to a lesser degree.
Prostitutes (particularly those engaging in street prostitution) are also sometimes the targets of serial killers, who may consider them easy targets, or use the religious and social stigma associated with prostitutes as justification for their murder.
Prostitution was made illegal in almost all states between 1910 and 1915 largely due to the influence of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union which was influential in the banning of drug use and was a major force in the prohibition of alcohol.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prostitution   (7728 words)

 PROSTITUTION - Prostitution & The Law - The FACTS
Prostitutes are arrested and fined or jailed for 21 days under edicts issued at the discretion of the police.
Prostitutes’ rights organizations have been working to repeal the prostitution laws and to empower prostitutes to improve their working conditions.
Prostitution exists predominantly in urban centres and is increasing due to economic hardship.
www.newint.org /issue252/facts.htm   (964 words)

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The legal status of prostitution varies in different countries, from punishable by...
E-mail prostitution or vice related comments and questions...The report disputes the identification of prostitution as a human rights violation akin to slavery which informs the 1949 Convention on the Suppression of...Public health, human rights, and faith-based advocates have been deeply concerned that the U.S. global AIDS "loyalty oath regarding prostitution" restricts...
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 Feminism and Women's Studies: Prostitution
Prostitution, a metaphor for American penetration and exploitation of the Third World, is an inevitable consequence of the clash of interests, wealth and cultures which results when American men join the Navy and see the world.
The prostitution of many of their women and children is an integral part of the services of liberty towns.
Increasingly, the prostitutes are Amerasian, children of prostitutes caught in a cycle which transcends generations.
feminism.eserver.org /prostitution.txt   (1448 words)

 Prostitution: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
Vad gör en ledare om ett reportage om prostitution i Veckorevyn i Expressen?
Posted by Isabella under Lagar om prostitution, Prostitution [4] Comments [IMG la_sy7.jpg]Syrran (Kristina Lindquist) skriver idag på fjärde sidan i Expressen att man behöver inte vara moraltant för att ogilla sexköp.
Blog posts tagged Prostitution per day for the past 30 days.
www.technorati.com /tag/Prostitution   (555 words)

 SaintPaul Police Department
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The following men and women were arrested within the last 18 calendar months for engaging in prostitution.
E-mail prostitution or vice related comments and questions
www.stpaul.gov /depts/police/prostitution_photos_current.html   (47 words)

 Prostitution Issues: Prostitutes Education Network
Randall Tobias, Bush appointee, administrator of agency that condemns prostitution, caught in prostitution scandal!
Buy books and videos about prostitution, sex work, trafficking, etc. here or at the PENET bookstore.
Prostitution and the Internet: Interview with Mike Godwin of The Electronic Frontier Foundation
www.bayswan.org /penet.html   (598 words)

 Raelianews: About Prostitution
Here is His answer: Regarding this subject we are not here to create a morality police like in muslim countries and invade private lives of people.
Some people prostitute their brain as intellectual workers, or their hands as factory workers, and it is all prostitution.
As long as money exists there will be people doing things for money.
www.raelianews.org /news.php?item.2   (268 words)

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