Politicians and moral crusaders insist we need sweeping new laws to combat a so-called sex trafficking crisis. But their claims are easily disproven by the facts.
Fearing a crackdown on sex work, more than 28,000 people have signed up for an alternative social platform for sex workers called Switter.
Federal authorities say Keith Raniere created a master–slave type of cult under the guise of a self-help group, where women were forced into sexual acts and branded with his initials.
This week, Congress passed the Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act, which critics say puts sex workers in harm’s way and could even threaten freedom of speech online.
Thousands of massage parlors across the US are acting as hubs for human trafficking and prostitution, raking in $2.5 billion a year.
The disgraced Hollywood mogul is being sued by an actor for alleged sex trafficking, a tactic that might allow some other accusers to get around statutes of limitations.
"Raking in millions of dollars from the trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable victims is outrageous, despicable, and illegal,” said the California attorney general.
Backpage.com has been fighting a subpoena to turn over documents as part of a Senate investigation into sex trafficking, citing First Amendment protections.
People who met with the production team behind the sex worker intervention show before filming began say they may have expected trafficking victims, as opposed to the independent sex workers they found.
"They're full of shit," one woman who appeared on 8 Minutes told BuzzFeed News.
Little more than two years ago, there wasn’t a single recorded case of women trafficked from Cambodia to China to marry. Now, there are more than 150 — and experts expect that number to soar. BuzzFeed News' Jina Moore reports from Cambodia.
Their campaign uses the popular dating app with images of actors made to appear abused, underage, and trafficked.
The FBI announced Monday scores of arrests from raids in 76 cities around the country.
Criticisms of the way the Times columnist covers women in the developing world, especially sex workers, are mounting. What's the alternative?
Ashton is filming Jobs in India, and took some time out to go to the Delhi NGO.
When Secret Service agents visited prostitutes in Colombia, they didn't just generate bad press — they may also have helped line the pockets of drug cartels.