Posts Tagged ‘Prostitution’

NUS: Students turning to prostitution to fund studies

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Greater numbers of students in England are turning to prostitution to fund their education, the National Union of Students (NUS) claims. The NUS also says students are turning to gambling and taking part in medical experiments to fund their studies. It says increased living costs and fees, and cuts to the education maintenance allowance, play […]

ACPO release Strategy for Policing Prostitution and Sexual Exploitation

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The International Union of Sex Workers offers a cautious welcome to the new guidance from the Association of Chief Police Officers. Current law on the sex industry is confusing and complicated: sex workers are at risk of prosecution unless they work indoors in complete isolation. Legislation on brothel keeping and “controlling for gain” fail to […]

Majority of migrant sex workers ‘not forced or trafficked’.

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The International Union of Sex Workers warmly welcomes the publication of “Migrant Workers in the UK Sex Industry” by Dr Nick Mai. This is the largest ever qualitative research into the experience of migrants selling sexual services in London, and key findings are: • The large majority of interviewed migrant workers in the UK sex […]

Myths About Human Trafficking

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

An article by Ronald Weitzer (Professor of sociology, George Washington University) on the Huffington post entitled Myths About Human Trafficking  discusses Human Trafficking and sex work.  The author acknowledges that trafficking is a serious problem, but points out the myths frequently voiced in the media and by government officials. Instances where numbers are pulled out […]