What’s Current: Germany’s ‘brothel king’ begins five year sentence for trafficking

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  • Germany’s “brothel king,” Jürgen Rudloff, has begun serving a five year sentence for trafficking, after building an empire selling sexual access to women as a “health service” for men.
  • Pakistan will create 1,016 courts, one for each district, to address violence against women. Chief justice, Asif Saeed Khosa, said the courts would create an atmosphere where “complainants can speak their heart without any fear.”
  • The Dominican Republic’s total abortion ban and lack of sexual health education has fueled an increase in teen pregnancies and unsafe abortions.
  • Dr. Jacci Stoyle, secretary of the Cross-Party Group for Commercial Sexual Exploitation in the Scottish Parliament, argues that the Nordic Model tackles the violent sex industry and says prostitution shouldn’t be considered a regular job.
  • Chinese police freed over 1,100 trafficked women last year, in coordination with five Southeast Asian countries, as demand for brides has increased due to decades of preference for sons under the country’s former one child policy.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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