Sharp increase in modern slavery during the pandemic

Amid the pandemic, reports of sexual and criminal exploitation have severely increased, as stated in new figures calculating the extent of modern slavery and trafficking in the UK. Compared with the preceding year, cases of sexual exploitation, which includes people held captive in brothels and those strong-armed into prostitution, increased by a quarter in 2020. Almost a quarter of cases concerned children.

Porn, prostitution and sex under Socialism

Jess Duggan argues against the legitimisation of prostitution and other forms of so-called ‘sex work’ – and that the solution lies in the struggle for socialism.