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11/1/15: My Body Was Not Mine, but the U.S. Military’s

8/12/15: Korean Man Sets Himself on Fire to Protest Japan’s Wartime Sex Slavery

http://iamkoream.com/korean-man-sets-himself-on-fire-to-protest-japans-wartime-sex-slavery/

2/16/15: Courageous North Korean woman recounts years of sexual slavery and forced abortion without anesthesia

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/courageous-north-korean-woman-recounts-years-of-sexual-slavery-and-forced-a

12/14/14: Campaign to Educate Americans About Wartime Sex Slavery Underway

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/12/116_169867.html

11/28/14: South Korea’s Sex Industry Thrives Underground a Decade After Crackdown

http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2014/11/28/south-koreas-sex-industry-thrives-underground-a-decade-after-crackdown/

10/7/14: FBI begin investigation into Korean karaoke hostess “doumi” agencies in America

http://www.allkpop.com/buzz/2014/10/fbi-begin-investigation-into-korean-karaoke-hostess-doumi-agencies-in-america

10/2/14: Prostitution Finds New Forms to Sidestep Laws

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2995584

8/26/14 NEWS: 3 Accused of Running High-End Brothel in Irvine

 http://iamkoream.com/3-accused-of-running-high-end-brothel-in-irvine/

8/19/14 NEWS: Corporate Spending on Sexual ‘Entertainment’ Exceeds 1 Billion in S. Korea

http://iamkoream.com/corporate-spending-on-sexual-entertainment-exceeds-1-billion-in-skorea/

8/2/14 NEWS: California City Unveils ‘Comfort Woman’ Statue

http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2013/08/02/california-city-unveils-comfort-women-statue/

7/17/14 NEWS: South Korea Still Has Problems with Human Trafficking

http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/647354.html

7/15/14: Claims South Korea Provided Sex Slaves for U.S. Troops Go to Court

http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2014/07/15/claims-south-korea-provided-sex-slaves-for-u-s-troops-go-to-court/

2/27/14 NEWS: Comfort Women Statues Spur Debate

‘Comfort women’ statues spur debate

2/24/14: NEWS: Woman Sentenced in Alleged Edmonton Human Trafficking Case

http://www.edmontonsun.com/2014/02/25/woman-sentenced-in-alleged-edmonton-human-trafficking-case

1/31/14 NEWS: Police: High-end Drug and Prostitution Ring Busted on Super Bowl Week

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/30/us/super-bowl-prostitution-drug-ring/

12/12/13 NEWS: Philippine Embassy in South Korea Warns Against Human Trafficking of Filipinas as Wives and Entertainers

https://www.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/2013-06-27-21-50-36/public-advisory/1670-philippine-embassy-in-south-korea-warns-against-human-trafficking-of-filipinas-as-wives-and-entertainers

11/22/13 NEWS: Following Abuse Cases, International Marriages Drop in South Korea

http://iamkoream.com/following-abuse-cases-international-marriages-drop-in-south-korea/

10/28/13 NEWS: South Korean Sexual Assault Victims Pressured to Drop Charges

http://iamkoream.com/south-korean-sexual-assault-victims-pressured-to-drop-charges/

10/28/13 NEWS: Sex Trafficking Victims Fight Social Stigma

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/10/116_145081.html

10/14/13 NEWS: Int’l sex trafficking – Korea’s open secret

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/10/116_144301.html

9/24/13 NEWS: Korean Sex Trade Gets Meaner

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/09/116_143187.html

9/23/13 NEWS: “성매매업 화재 현장에 ‘여성 인권 기념관’을”

http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/society/area/604314.html

9/2/13 NEWS: Is the prostitution law enforced?

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130902000661

6/20/13 NEWS: South Korea makes sex crime laws tougher

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/130620/south-korea-makes-sex-crime-laws-tougher

6/13/13 NEWS: U.S. Military in Korea: Prostitution and Human Trafficking Reemerge in the Media

http://statesidelegal.org/us-military-korea-prostitution-and-human-trafficking-reemerge-media

4/29/13 NEWS: South Korea: A Thriving Sex Industry
http://www.ibtimes.com/south-korea-thriving-sex-industry-powerful-wealthy-super-state-1222647/

4/20/13 NEWS: Government gets tougher on sex tourism
http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2970444

4/10/13 NEWS:Female International Student Arrested For Operating LA Prostitution Ring
http://iamkoream.com/female-international-student-arrested-for-operating-la-prostitution-ring/

1/30/13 NEWS: Koreans ‘Biggest Clients of Prostitutes in Southeast Asia’
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2013/01/30/2013013001376.html

1/11/13 NEWS: Anti-Sex Trade Law Constitutionality to be Reviewed
http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2965339&cloc=joongangdaily%7Chome%7Cnewslist1

1/10/13 NEWS: Review the Special Anti-Sex Trafficking Act
http://english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?biid=2013011177418

12/10/12 NEWS: Myeong-dong Hiking Club
http://www.rjkoehler.com/2012/12/10/myeong-dong-hiking-club-still-pimping-korean-girls-to-japanese-tourists-doing-very-little-hiking/

12/7/12 NEWS: Subway Stations Main Location for Sex Trade of Runaway Youths
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2012/12/116_126389.html

11/30/12 NEWS: Sold In Seoul
http://www.the-protest.com/?p=60

9/5/12 NEWS: Room Salon King Put Behind Bars
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2012/09/117_119195.html

9/4/12 NEWS: South Korean National Accused of Laundering Money for Hostess Bars, Massage Parlors
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/south-korean-national-accused-of-laundering-money-for-hostess-bars-massage-parlors/123

6/19/12 NEWS: Trafficking in Persons Report 2012 for Republic of Korea
http://seoul.usembassy.gov/p_sr_061912rok.html

2/27/12 NEWS: Outside US bases, former bar workers fight sex trafficking

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/07/113_105839.html

10/20/11 NEWS: Alleged rapes by U.S. soldiers ratchet up anger in South Korea

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/10/us-military-south-korea-status-of-forces-agreement-sofa-rapes-intenational-diplomacy.html

6/29/11 NEWS: US Wants Seoul To Do More Against Human Trafficking
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/06/29/2011062901217.html

1/8/09 NEWS: Ex-Prostitutes Say South Korea and U.S. Enabled Sex Trade Near Bases

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/world/asia/08korea.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

9/10/07 NEWS: Sex Work in South Korea
http://www.amrc.org.hk/asian_labour_update_article/sex_workers/sex_work_in_south_korea

11/6/06 NEWS: Part I: San Francisco is Hub for Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

http://www.humantrafficking.org/updates/466

11/6/06 NEWS: Part II: San Francisco is Hub for Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

http://www.humantrafficking.org/updates/467

11/6/06 NEWS: Part III: San Francisco is Hub for Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

http://www.humantrafficking.org/updates/468

11/6/06 NEWS: Part IV: San Francisco is Hub for Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

http://www.humantrafficking.org/updates/469

10/8/06 NEWS: A Youthful Mistake
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/A-YOUTHFUL-MISTAKE-You-Mi-was-a-typical-college-2487822.php

4/26/04 NEWS: Sex and Denial in South Korea
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/FE26Dg03.html

9/9/02 NEWS: Thousands of Women Forced Into Sexual Slavery For US Servicemen in South Korea
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=6870

sex trade in Korea 2013

South Korea Government Laws

Acts On The Punishment Of Sexual Crimes And Protection Of Victims Thereof
(Source: retrieved 2001, from Protection Project Web site: http://www.protectionproject.org/) Article 21 (Prohibition of Divulgence of Identity and Privacy of Victim): (1) Any public official who is in charge of, or participates in, an investigation or judgement on a sexual crime, shall not disclose or divulge to another person, the address, name, age, occupation and appearance of the victim, and other personal matters, photographs, etc by which it is possible to identify and grasp the victim.

Prevention of Prostitution Etc., Act
(Source: retrieved 2001, from Protection Project Web site: http://www.protectionproject.org/) Article 26-2 (Prohibition of Acts Harmful to Juveniles): No one shall perform the act falling under each of the following subparagraphs: The act of having juveniles sexually entertain through their physical contacts and the exposure of their sexual organs for the purpose of making profits, and other act of arranging such lascivious things; The act of having juveniles drink with clienteles or entertain such clienteles songs and dance, and other act of arranging such entertaining things for the purpose of making profits; The act of having juveniles perform the lascivious act for the purpose of making profits or entertainment; The act of showing the physically deformed parts of juveniles to the public for the purpose of making profits or entertainment; The act of having juveniles beg for money or goods or using them as a means to beg for money or goods; The act of abusing juveniles; The act of having juveniles lure customers on the street for the purpose of making profits; The act of disrupting public morality by permitting male and female juveniles to sleep on the same beds and other act of providing a place to that end; and Deleted [by Act No.

Juvenile Protection Act
(Source: retrieved 2001, from Protection Project Web site: http://www.protectionproject.org/) Article 26-2 (Prohibition of Acts Harmful to Juveniles): No one shall perform the act falling under each of the following subparagraphs: The act of having juveniles sexually entertain through their physical contacts and the exposure of their sexual organs for the purpose of making profits, and other act of arranging such lascivious things; The act of having juveniles drink with clienteles or entertain such clienteles songs and dance, and other act of arranging such entertaining things for the purpose of making profits; The act of having juveniles perform the lascivious act for the purpose of making profits or entertainment; The act of showing the physically deformed parts of juveniles to the public for the purpose of making profits or entertainment; The act of having juveniles beg for money or goods or using them as a means to beg for money or goods; The act of abusing juveniles; The act of having juveniles lure customers on the street for the purpose of making profits; The act of disrupting public morality by permitting male and female juveniles to sleep on the same beds and other act of providing a place to that end; and Deleted [by Act No.

Criminal Act
(Source: retrieved 2001, from Protection Project Web site: http://www.protectionproject.org/) CHAPTER XXXI: CRIMES OF KIDNAPPING Article 287 (Kidnapping of a Minor): A person who kidnaps a minor by force or inveiglement shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than ten years.

Child Welfare Act
(Source: retrieved 2001, from Protection Project Web site: http://www.protectionproject.org/) Article 16 (Kinds of Child Welfare Facilities): (1) Kinds of child welfare facilities are as follows: Child rearing facilities: facility with a purpose of protecting and rearing the children requiring protection by committing them therein; Temporary protection facilities for children: facility with the purpose of temporarily protecting the children requiring protection, and devising a plan for future rearing and taking protective measures for children; Protection and treatment facilities for children: facility with the purpose of committing those children therein who indulge in delinquent acts or are likely to commit such acts, and who are without any protector, or for whom a person with parental power or a protector has applied for his being committed therein, or who are entrusted for protection by the Court of Family Affairs, a district court and a juvenile branch court, and lead them into the right path and thereby foster them into the sound members of society; Vocational training facilities for children: facility with a purpose of enabling the children aged 15 or older committed in a child welfare facility and the children of poor families to acquire the knowledge and skill required.

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