Friday, September 16th, 2011

Nicholas Kristof Saves Another Woman

By Dan Moshenberg He’s ba-a-a-ack! After a decade or so of “saving” South East Asian sex workers from “slavery”, sometimes by actually purchasing them, Nicholas Kristof has found Africa. Kenya, to be specific, and there too, sex workers, or in his words “prostitutes”, await. Kristof tells the story of Jane Ngoiri, a 38-year-old single mother

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Traffic Report

Ahead of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, I had blogged about the proliferation of nonsensical press reports claiming 40 000 women would be trafficked into the country during that event. Shortly after the tournament ended,...

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The World Cup and the “40,000 Prostitutes”

In 2006 before the last World Cup finals newspapers in Europe were awash with reports that 40,000 prostitutes were being smuggled into Germany.  The women were set to be trafficked from unnamed Eastern European countries. When the...