In January, prostitutes in Zimbabwe raised their prices by 67 per cent and told housewives to give their husbands more money to spend on their services.
In April, a trainee policewoman in Australia, who had been sacked after officers discovered that she had worked as a prostitute and stripper, won an unfair dismissal case.
In April, a Swedish prostitute took a client to court when he failed to turn up for a booking made by telephone. "If a customer does not show up at the appointed time at the dentist, the customer is charged for the visit," she maintained.
In April, prostitutes in Mexico City adopted a new dress code, with "normal blouse and knee-length skirts or seemly trousers" instead of "dental floss bikinis" in a bid to clean up their image.
In June, authorities in Saigon announced the results of a
15-month campaign to root out vice. They include 40 brothel owners arrested and 120 prostitutes undergoing re-education.