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.
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.
The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) issued a statement marking the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons yesterday (30 July 2020).
Morgan Finnie responds to a wealthy business owner who claimed to run ‘a feminist brothel’ in New Zealand, where prostitution is legal.