As the UK looks poised to decriminalise sex work, Siobhan Fenton meets the English Collective Prostitutes to discuss what life is like for sex workers under the current prostitution laws
Worryingly, almost half say they feel ‘very uncomfortable’ going to the police to report theft, violence or sexual violence at the hands of clients
Wider society still tends to stigmatise those who provide commercial sexual services
University, however, says contextualisation of professor's research is 'regrettably' omitted from coverage
In the UK, it is not illegal to pay for sex but public solicitation, running brothels and kerb-crawling are criminal offences.
Study suggests thousands of victims of 'something akin to modern slavery' are suffering from post-traumatic stress, severe depression and anxiety
The sex industry makes billions, but the Treasury don't see a penny of it
All too often the women involved in the trade have been trafficked, and live in a form of slavery
Labour leader's support for the decriminalisation of sex work has already sparked anger from prominent female MPs
Some Christian organisations send their congregation out on to the streets to search for sex workers that they can impose victim status upon. Other organisations have infiltrated university campuses. There’s even a ‘Slave Detective’
People on stag trips have a right to some fun – but they must realise that buying sex off desperate women isn’t
New report says paying for sex in the UK should be made illegal and advises offence is extended to payments abroad
My heart and thoughts are with her and my family who depend on the money I make to survive
Police can close brothels if they can show that women are being 'controlled' by others
'The police sergeant, who showed signs of having consumed an excessive amount of alcohol, tried to enter without paying'
Megan Stevens, now 25, spent six years as a sex slave