When Old Fat Perverts Have Cold Hard Cash

Last night Jay and I had our friend Bry and her mom, Renee (above),  stay over at our place in Costa Rica. We were having a lovely candle-light conversation (power was out!) about their vacation in the Capos region of the country, and soon the topic turned to human trafficking and prostitution. One day they […]

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Vancouver Olympics = Rise in Demand

I just received an email this week from Michelle Miller from REED (Resist Exploitation Embrace Dignity), who ran the Sex is Not a Sport campaign at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.  The results are in – demand for paid sex and sex entertainment went up, and at one point ten different women were offered directly for […]

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Border Alert!

One of my biggest frustrations regarding Canada’s (non) response to human trafficking is its border crossing protocol.  I was talking with a friend who works in customs at the Canada/US border, and she said they do not receive any kind of special training in how to look out for and identify human traffickers. I just […]

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Costa Rica: A Hot Spot for Sexcapades

Since becoming aware of sex trafficking as a global problem, I think about it often when I travel. Currently I am living in Costa Rica in Central America, where prostitution is legal and booming. In fact, it is becoming more and more of a hotspot for sex tourists, who do not want to travel as […]

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