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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with South Korean President Park Geun-hye in November
28/12/2015 - Japan - Korea

Japan-Korea deal on comfort women slammed as not enough

South Korea and Japan reached agreement on their dispute over wartime sex slaves on Monday but the surviving 46 "comfort women" say it is too little, too late and a campaigning Korean ...
15/10/2015 - France

French Senate still rejects plans to punish prostitutes' clients

The French Senate has rejected a bill to criminalise the clients of sex workers on its second reading.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), Le verrou (the lock).
24/09/2015 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2015-January 2016

There’s sex next door to the Senate, over 100 Warhols at the Paris modern art museum, Picassomania at the Grand Palais, Wilfredo Lam at the Pompidou, the Louvre looks into its crystal ball and ...
Police stage an operation in Marseille
18/08/2015 - FRANCE

France's police watchdog investigates itself

France's police watchdog is to investigate one of its own commanders, following charges of unjustified and wasteful investigations in the southern city of Nice.

Indian Devadasis part 2/2
23/06/2015 - International report

Indian Devadasis part 2/2

The Devadasi system is a religious practice in south India mostly prevalent in Karnataka and Telangana, and partly in Andhra Pradesh.
Indian Devadasis  part 1/2
22/06/2015 - International report

Indian Devadasis part 1/2

The Devadasi system is a religious practice in south India mostly prevalent in Karnataka and Telangana, and partly in Andhra Pradesh.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Paris ahead of the trial
12/06/2015 - FRANCE

Strauss-Kahn acquittal in French pimping case no surprise, activists

French feminists and prostitutes' rights campaigners say they are not surprised by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's acquittal on pimping charges on Friday.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris
12/06/2015 - FRANCE

Strauss-Kahn acquitted in French pimping case

Former IMF director and French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been acquitted of charges of aggravated pimping in a much-publicised trial in Lille, northern France.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn
12/06/2015 - FRANCE

Strauss-Kahn likely to be acquitted in French pimping case

A French court was to rule Friday on whether ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty of pimping charge after a trial which exposed lurid details of champagne-fuelled orgies and prostitution, ...
A placard calling for an end to abolition legislation for sex work at a demonstraion in Paris ahead of the Senate vote.
31/03/2015 - FRANCE

French sex workers fear Senate vote will push prostitution underground

After France’s right-wing-dominated Senate voted against a Socialist government proposal to punish clients of prostitutes, analysts and sex workers told RFI they fear prostitution will continue ...
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