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Protesters gather in New York City in February 2019 to advocate for the decriminalization of sex trades in the city and state. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office announced more than two years later it would stop prosecuting prostitution and seek the dismissal of hundreds of related cases dating back decades. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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The entrance to Herbertstrasse, the heart of the red-light district in Hamburg, Germany. Prostitution is legal in Germany, but the coronavirus pandemic prompted lawmakers to ban sex work in March. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Germany Bans Prostitution During Pandemic. Sex Workers Say That Creates New Dangers

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A decade ago, Judge Paul Herbert came up with the idea of a diversion program for human trafficking victims. Paige Pfleger/WOSU hide caption

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A Pioneering Ohio Courtroom Helps Trafficking Victims Find Hope

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LGBTQ, immigrant rights and criminal justice reform groups, launched a coalition, Decrim NY, in February to decriminalize the sex trade in New York. Erik McGregor/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Sex Work Be Decriminalized? Some Activists Say It's Time

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