26th March 2015
As parliament has now passed the Modern Slavery Bill, it’s time to say well done to those who have campaigned for years to get human trafficking on the political agenda…
The debate on sex work is heating up, and I’ve decided to challenge a new law in Northern Ireland tht makes it illegal to pay for sex.While abolitionist groups scaremonger and selectively use statistics, I’m with the sex work advocacy groups that are fighting for our labour rights with increasing visibility in the media.
19th March 2015
Police conduct authority finds ‘significant deficiences’ in investigation into young men’s Facebook boasts of having sex with drunk and possibly underage girls Police in New Zealand have apologised to the young women at the centre of a high-profile investigation into alleged sexual offending, after an independent watchdog said “victims were let down” by the police response.
16th March 2015
Scotland Yard stands accused of orchestrating an astonishing 14 cover-ups of VIP child sex abuse. Over 35 years, officers are said to have protected ‘untouchable’ figures by shutting down inquiries that reached the heart of government. The 14 alleged paedophilia cover-ups were referred to watchdogs by the Metropolitan Police Service itself yesterday. It threatens to be the biggest investigation into police corruption since the 1970s…
14th March 2015
This is much needed research. An illegal (including underage) industry thrives alongside a legal industry. A What do you think?
14th March 2015
Kate Connett is an outreach worker with Project Respect, but was formerly a sex worker herself. Lisa (not her real name) has been working in legal brothels in Victoria since she was 16.
2nd March 2015
Over the past several years, a farrago of articles has made claims to debunking the “myths” of sex trafficking and prostitution. These articles concentrate on several themes: rhetorically deriding accounts of sexually exploited women as sensational that create “moral panics;”…