News from the Global South

Ladies of Pleasure or Sex Slaves?

, 1/24/2006

Expatica - Netherlands, January 24, 2006 Dutch prostitution policy is meant to free female sex workers from parasitic pimps and turn them into empowered self-employed entrepreneurs. But the authorities are now asking their clients for help to tackle the problem of women being trafficked for sex.

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Sex Education Survey Encouraged Amidst Raised Eyebrows

, 1/23/2006

Daily Times - Lahore, Pakistan, January 23, 2006 A recent study on girl college students' reproductive health knowledge has been received well by most students, parents and staff but has also raised a few eyebrows.

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Pope Encyclical To Praise 'Eros', Not Bury It

, 1/23/2006

Reuters India - Mumbai, India, January 23, 2006 Vatican City - Pope Benedict's first encyclical will praise the positive aspects of erotic love and human desire within the context of a greater spiritual love, officials familiar with the document said on Monday.

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PM Likely To Hold Talks With Kashmiri Pandits

, 1/23/2006

India Monitor - Whalley Range, Manchester, UK, January 23, 2006 Girls from Lucknow, Patna, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Ludhiana, according to a sex survey by a leading weekly magazine, have sex at a much younger age (15-18), as compared to their counterparts in big cities.

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How Playboy Can Score in India

, 1/22/2006

ktla.trb.com - Los Angeles, USA, January 22, 2006 Despite strict obscenity laws, stricter religious mores and a fanatical element that regularly pickets and threatens to blow up movie theaters running risque movies, Playboy Enterprises is considering an Indian version of its magazine.

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