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Guns`N Kids
Cebu City
By Ralf Falbe
12 Feb 2016

Young girl plays with a plastic toy gun in a village near Cebu City, Philippines.

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Brazilian Military Police
Salvador Da Bahia, Bahia
By Ralf Falbe
20 Jun 2014

Brazil, Salvador da Bahia, 20.06.2014, Fifa World Cup 2014, France vs. Switzerland, Military Police in the Arena Fonte Nova before the match.

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Prostitutes in Brazil Demand More Rights
Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Giuseppe Bizzarri
16 Jun 2014
  • OUT ITALY, BRAZIL AND SWITZERLAND The Brazilian prostitutes frequently give presents to exu, the afro-Brazilian divinity, to have money, safeness and maybe love. Exu is the guardian of axe, the energy that moves anything in the life’s aspects, included the riots of the Niteroi’s prostitutes. The atmosphere is tense for the “garotas de programa”, the prostitutes working independently and not in brothels disguised as saunas and nightclubs in Brazil. In Niteroi, a tourist town on the shore of Guanabara Bay, just opposite the Rio de Janeiro’s side, the prostitutes have demonstrated repeatedly in the street against the PM (Military Police) action that have dislodged by force and illegally about two hundred prostitutes from the Caixa’s brothel, where the women live and work. Despite the “Garotas” rent their apartments, they are actually prevented from working in the famous brothel self-administrated in the Avenida Amaral Peixoto in the centre of Niteroi. Prostitution is not a crime in Brazil, it has been a legalized profession since 2000. Prostitution is legalized by the Brazilian state, but prostitution houses aren't. The houses might be illegal, but aren't unusual in Brazil. Most of them are full of corruption and sexual exploitation. Taking advantage of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games that will be hosted by Brazil, the federal deputy Jean Wyllys presented the Grabriela Leite project of law in Brasilia. A project that aims to regulate the prostitutes' profession and rights. - OUT ITALY, BRAZIL AND SWITZERLAND -
    http://giuseppebizzarri.com/
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The Battle for the Red Light District
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
21 Apr 2014

Jan Broers shows a brochure entitled 'prostitution and exploitation', that the girls who rent his windows need to read. 'If forced prostitution exists, the closing of hundreds of legal windows will only encourage it", he says.

Project 1012 is named after the postal code of the Red Light District. It aims to clean-up the Red-Light District and stopping the influence of organized crime in the area. It also plans the closure of hundreds of window brothels and cannabis coffeeshops by 2015. This project is is the city’s response to reports documenting human trafficking and the growing influence of organized crime in downtown Amsterdam.

With this project, the city plans to close all businesses unable to prove they are not criminal organizations. Property owners refusing to leave will be expropriated and their properties will be bought by the city to be replaces with boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars. So far, 109 window brothels have been closed and about 100 more are awaiting for closure. Brothels and shop owners are fighting back in court.

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The Battle for the Red Light District
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
21 Apr 2014

The manager of a window brothel, by law, has to make sure the prostitutes understand dozens of pages of rules and regulations, which go as far as explaining how to shave a customers' genital area.

Project 1012 is named after the postal code of the Red Light District. It aims to clean-up the Red-Light District and stopping the influence of organized crime in the area. It also plans the closure of hundreds of window brothels and cannabis coffeeshops by 2015. This project is is the city’s response to reports documenting human trafficking and the growing influence of organized crime in downtown Amsterdam.

With this project, the city plans to close all businesses unable to prove they are not criminal organizations. Property owners refusing to leave will be expropriated and their properties will be bought by the city to be replaces with boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars. So far, 109 window brothels have been closed and about 100 more are awaiting for closure. Brothels and shop owners are fighting back in court.

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The Battle for the Red Light District
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
17 Apr 2014

Marcel Kaatee sitting in one of his two closed casinos. The new Bibob law committee (Judgement of Integrity by Public Administration) concluded that he was a potential criminal after finding he had borrowed criminal money from a -back then respected- real estate trader. The Bibob law allows public administration to deny permits to people that cannot be convicted by conventional law. 'I did not commit any crime. I have never been convicted, but any attempt at starting a new business, even something as innocent as a jazz festival, is being obstructed by the council', says Kaatee, who is also a jazz musician. 'Being judged a potential criminal is like being a leper'.

Project 1012 is named after the postal code of the Red Light District. It aims to clean-up the Red-Light District and stopping the influence of organized crime in the area. It also plans the closure of hundreds of window brothels and cannabis coffeeshops by 2015. This project is is the city’s response to reports documenting human trafficking and the growing influence of organized crime in downtown Amsterdam.

With this project, the city plans to close all businesses unable to prove they are not criminal organizations. Property owners refusing to leave will be expropriated and their properties will be bought by the city to be replaces with boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars. So far, 109 window brothels have been closed and about 100 more are awaiting for closure. Brothels and shop owners are fighting back in court.

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The Battle for the Red Light District
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
14 Apr 2014

Jan Otten owns 4 sex theaters and a sex museum in the Red Light District. After years of legal battle, the city council has not been able to prove he was involved in crime. Hundreds of people protested in a march against the attempted closure of his theaters. 'I can tell you one thing: When people come to Amsterdam, it's not for the Rijksmuseum", he says, while talking about the government's clean up project. The Rijksmuseum is a government owned art and history museum.

Project 1012 is named after the postal code of the Red Light District. It aims to clean-up the Red-Light District and stopping the influence of organized crime in the area. It also plans the closure of hundreds of window brothels and cannabis coffeeshops by 2015. This project is is the city’s response to reports documenting human trafficking and the growing influence of organized crime in downtown Amsterdam.

With this project, the city plans to close all businesses unable to prove they are not criminal organizations. Property owners refusing to leave will be expropriated and their properties will be bought by the city to be replaces with boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars. So far, 109 window brothels have been closed and about 100 more are awaiting for closure. Brothels and shop owners are fighting back in court.

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The Battle for the Red Light District
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
12 Apr 2014

Tourists from the United Kingdom came to Amsterdam for their friend Craig's bachelor party. Stag parties are a typical example of belligerent and obnoxious tourism the city council hopes to avoid by refusing to give license to businesses they call "criminogenic". The term criminogenic (producing or tending to produce crime) has sparked controversy, as people who were refused licenses felt they were labeled as criminals. Since April 2014, the city council stopped labeling businesses or people "criminogenic". 'This does not change the policy or the project', says Gijs Goosen, a city official in charge of the Red Light District's transformation project.

Project 1012 is named after the postal code of the Red Light District. It aims to clean-up the Red-Light District and stopping the influence of organized crime in the area. It also plans the closure of hundreds of window brothels and cannabis coffeeshops by 2015. This project is is the city’s response to reports documenting human trafficking and the growing influence of organized crime in downtown Amsterdam.

With this project, the city plans to close all businesses unable to prove they are not criminal organizations. Property owners refusing to leave will be expropriated and their properties will be bought by the city to be replaces with boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars. So far, 109 window brothels have been closed and about 100 more are awaiting for closure. Brothels and shop owners are fighting back in court.

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The battle for the Red Light District
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
09 Apr 2014

Simon sits in front of the computer and keeps track of the online advertisements published by the prostitutes who rent rooms at his secret venue located outside the city centre. Some of these prostitutes used to work at legal venues the Netherlands, but felt they were forced to move to illicit businesses after their legal windows was closed.

Project 1012 is named after the postal code of the Red Light District. It aims to clean-up the Red-Light District and stopping the influence of organized crime in the area. It also plans the closure of hundreds of window brothels and cannabis coffeeshops by 2015. This project is is the city’s response to reports documenting human trafficking and the growing influence of organized crime in downtown Amsterdam.

With this project, the city plans to close all businesses unable to prove they are not criminal organizations. Property owners refusing to leave will be expropriated and their properties will be bought by the city to be replaces with boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars. So far, 109 window brothels have been closed and about 100 more are awaiting for closure. Brothels and shop owners are fighting back in court.

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The Battle for the Red Light District
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
09 Apr 2014

Chrystal prepares her room for her next customer. She says she would not want to work behind a legal window because the rental prices are too high. People fear that closing many of the Red Light District's windows will force prostitutes to work in underground networks, where they could be subjected to exploitation and even slavery. Gijs Goosen, a city official in charge of the 1012 Project disagree. 'I believe the pimps will leave the Netherlands to work elsewhere in Europe'.

Project 1012 is named after the postal code of the Red Light District. It aims to clean-up the Red-Light District and stopping the influence of organized crime in the area. It also plans the closure of hundreds of window brothels and cannabis coffeeshops by 2015. This project is is the city’s response to reports documenting human trafficking and the growing influence of organized crime in downtown Amsterdam.

With this project, the city plans to close all businesses unable to prove they are not criminal organizations. Property owners refusing to leave will be expropriated and their properties will be bought by the city to be replaces with boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars. So far, 109 window brothels have been closed and about 100 more are awaiting for closure. Brothels and shop owners are fighting back in court.

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The battle for the Red Light District
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
09 Apr 2014

Chrystal counted her money after a day of work. Prostitutes working in illegal spaces say it is easy to find customers on the Internet. Critics of the '1012 Project' fear the that closing legal windows will drives prostitution into underground prostitution networks. Gijs Goosen, a city official in charge of the 1012 Project disagree. 'I believe the pimps will leave the Netherlands to work elsewhere in Europe'.

Project 1012 is named after the postal code of the Red Light District. It aims to clean-up the Red-Light District and stopping the influence of organized crime in the area. It also plans the closure of hundreds of window brothels and cannabis coffeeshops by 2015. This project is is the city’s response to reports documenting human trafficking and the growing influence of organized crime in downtown Amsterdam.

With this project, the city plans to close all businesses unable to prove they are not criminal organizations. Property owners refusing to leave will be expropriated and their properties will be bought by the city to be replaces with boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars. So far, 109 window brothels have been closed and about 100 more are awaiting for closure. Brothels and shop owners are fighting back in court.

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Another Sky: An Uruguayan journey 26
Montevideo, Uruguay
By Francesco Pistilli
05 Feb 2014

Women escaping domestic violence, drug addiction and crime in a shelter and rehab center in Montevideo make dust rags. Domestic violence is widespread across Latin America including in this small, mostly rural country with an average of 68 reports of gender based violence made daily in Montevideo.

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Another Sky: An Uruguayan journey 27
Montevideo, Uruguay
By Francesco Pistilli
05 Feb 2014

Stella, 32, comes from the Uruguayan countryside (Tacuarembo area). She and her autistic son were beaten and abused by her husband for 4 years. Since her husband was jailed for attempting to kill her, Stella lives with her son in a shelter for women escaping violence and addiction.

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The Battle for the Red Light District
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
09 Dec 2013

Business owners, local people and government officials gather to discuss 'Project 1012'. The project is a controversial attempt to clean the Red Light District of crimes like money laundering and forced prostitution.

Project 1012 is named after the postal code of the Red Light District. It aims to clean-up the Red-Light District and stopping the influence of organized crime in the area. It also plans the closure of hundreds of window brothels and cannabis coffeeshops by 2015. This project is is the city’s response to reports documenting human trafficking and the growing influence of organized crime in downtown Amsterdam.

With this project, the city plans to close all businesses unable to prove they are not criminal organizations. Property owners refusing to leave will be expropriated and their properties will be bought by the city to be replaces with boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars. So far, 109 window brothels have been closed and about 100 more are awaiting for closure. Brothels and shop owners are fighting back in court.

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Protest against violence 5
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
26 Oct 2013

Women hold signs and chant calling to stop violence during a prayer walk organized by the Christ Kingdom Citizens in front of the City Hall in Durban.

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Protest against violence 8
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
26 Oct 2013

Woman chants during the Prayer walk organized by the Christ Kingdom Citizens in front of the City Hall in Durban.

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Protest against violence 9
Durban, Africa
By Elo B
26 Oct 2013

Man holds signs 'Jesus saves' during a prayer walk organized by the Christ Kingdom Citizens in front of the City Hall in Durban.

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Kenyan Grandmothers' Survival (30 of 34)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
10 May 2013

Seventy year old Wairimu Gachenga prepares to take her granddaughter Wairimu Njeri (7) to school, 10 May 2013 in the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, Kenya. Once a week a group of grandmothers from the area get together to practice self defense techniques after one of them was raped in 2007. Rape of elderly woman has increased in Kenya as people believe that grandmothers have a lower risk of HIV compared to younger women. KAREL PRINSLOO.

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Kenyan Grandmothers' Survival (33 of 34)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
10 May 2013

Seventy year old Wairimu Gachenga prepares breakfast while her grand daughter Wairimu Njeri (7) do her homework, 10 May 2013 in the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, Kenya. Once a week a group of grandmothers from the area get together to practice self defense techniques after one of them was raped in 2007. Rape of elderly woman has increased in Kenya as people believe that grandmothers have a lower risk of HIV compared to younger women. KAREL PRINSLOO.

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Kenyan Grandmothers' Survival (31 of 34)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
10 May 2013

Seventy year old Wairimu Gachenga looks on as her granddaughter Wairimu Njeri (7) prepares for school, 10 May 2013 in the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, Kenya. Once a week a group of grandmothers from the area get together to practice self defense techniques after one of them was raped in 2007. Rape of elderly woman has increased in Kenya as people believe that grandmothers have a lower risk of HIV compared to younger women. KAREL PRINSLOO.

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Kenyan Grandmothers' Survival (17 of 34)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
10 May 2013

A grandmother practice self defence techniques with other grandmothers 10 May 2013 in the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, Kenya. Once a week a group of grandmothers from the area get together to practice self defence techniques after one of them were raped in 2007. KAREL PRINSLOO.

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Kenyan Grandmothers' Survival (16 of 34)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
10 May 2013

A grandmother practice self defence techniques with other grandmothers 10 May 2013 in the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, Kenya.. KAREL PRINSLOO.

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Kenyan Grandmothers' Survival (15 of 34)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
10 May 2013

A grandmother practice self defence techniques with other grandmothers 10 May 2013 in the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, Kenya. KAREL PRINSLOO.

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Kenyan Grandmothers' Survival (13 of 34)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 May 2013

Seventy year old Wairimu Gachenga prepares to take her granddaughter Wairimu Njeri (7) to school, 10 May 2013 in the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, Kenya. Once a week a group of grandmothers from the area get together to practice self defense techniques after one of them was raped in 2007. Rape of elderly woman has increased in Kenya as people believe that grandmothers have a lower risk of HIV compared to younger women. KAREL PRINSLOO.

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Kenyan Grandmothers' Survival (12 of 34)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 May 2013

Seventy year old Wairimu Gachenga waits her turn to practice self defense techniques with other grandmothers 10 May 2013 in the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, Kenya. Once a week a group of grandmothers from the area get together to practice self defense techniques after one of them was raped in 2007. Rape of elderly woman has increased in Kenya as people believe that grandmothers have a lower risk of HIV compared to younger women. KAREL PRINSLOO.

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From All Sides: Violence and Policing...
Oakland, CA
By upheavalproductions
01 Apr 2013

A quick sample taken from preliminary interviews providing an overview of the proposed subject matter for a short documentary news piece.

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Children On Death Row In Yemen (1 of 8)
Sana'a, Yemen
By dustweare
06 Feb 2013

A multi-media essay (with photos, video and text) about child prisoners that are awaiting execution in Yemen. Only five countries - Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen - continue the execution of minors in violation of international law, which “prohibits, without exception, the execution of individuals for crimes committed before they turn eighteen.” The United States was included on that list until 2005 when the Supreme Court finally outlawed the death penalty for minors under eighteen. There are currently 77 juvenile inmates in Sanaa's Central Prison. 35 of them are at high risk of being executed.

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Sand memorial for Jose Antonio Elena ...
Nogales, Sonora
By ST McNeil
02 Nov 2012

Sand art commemorating the slain 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez along the US/Mexico border (Nov. 2, 2012, Nogales, Sonora).

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Wildlife Crisis (45 of 47)
Payuhakirri, Thailand
By James Morgan
30 Oct 2012

A master Ivory carver at work in Payuhakirri, Thailand. Many carvers claim to use domestic as opposed to African Ivory.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (42 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
29 Oct 2012

Ivory braclets on sale in Tha Phrachan market, Thailand. Ornamental ivory is valued for both spiritual and aesthetic reasons and fetches high prices.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (43 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
29 Oct 2012

An officer from the Natural Resource and Environment Crime Suppression Division (NRESCD) inspects a shop selling ivory in Tha Phrachan market, Bangkok, Thailand. Ornamental ivory is valued for both spiritual and aesthetic reasons and fetches high prices.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (36 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
28 Oct 2012

An exorcist's knife for sale in Bangkok. The handle and sheath are made from Ivory.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (37 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
28 Oct 2012

An amulet store owner inspects a statue of an ascetic monk made from Ivory. He will sell it for 35,000 baht (1,200 USD)

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (40 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
28 Oct 2012

Dr Suchitra Changtragoon, the lead researcher at the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation's biolab is in charge of conducting DNA tests on confiscated ivory. African Ivory is illegal, wereas, confusingly, Asian Ivory is not.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (39 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
28 Oct 2012

Researchers at the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation's biolab conduct DNA tests on confiscated Ivory in order to determine it source of origin and thus prosecute people found in possession of African Ivroy.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (41 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
28 Oct 2012

Researchers at the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation's biolab conduct DNA tests on tiger blood and other animal parts in order to try and crack down on the illegal trade. Bangkok, Thailand.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (33 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
26 Oct 2012

In light of the recent escalation in poaching the Thai government have assigned a unit of xxx to help tackle the poaching issue.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (34 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
26 Oct 2012

In light of the recent escalation in poaching the Thai government have assigned a special ops military unit to help tackle the poaching issue. This military outfit patrol the border between Thailand and Myanmar looking for tiger smugglers and other wildlife criminals.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (27 of 47)
Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok
By James Morgan
24 Oct 2012

Workers at the customs department in Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport open a box of seized Ivory.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON

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Wildlife Crimes (28 of 47)
Bangkok, Thailand
By James Morgan
24 Oct 2012

Security outside the cargo holding facilty at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand.

James Morgan / WWF-CANON