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Prostitution: An Identity Or A Stigmatized Profession?

Prostitution is the world’s oldest trade. Throughout history, the sale of sex has been a necessity for some and a major point of contention for others. More often than not, the victims of the system are working class women who are subjected to humiliation and degradation, from their abusers and the authorities alike. Before the 18th century, the term referred to any woman who took part in sex outside of wedlock, but by the 1700’s the term became


Youth Crime in Ivory Coast: What You Need to Know About “The Microbes”

The last few years, Abidjan, the Ivorian economic capital, has been invaded by small groups of children aged from 8 to 16 years old. Fitted with weapons such as knives, machetes or axes and often under the influence of hard drugs, these kids spread terror and fear in the whole city. This set of gangs were “born” in 2011 during the post-electoral crisis that affected the country: mostly living out of their parental homes, the

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