New report says paying for sex in the UK should be made illegal and advises offence is extended to payments abroad
These letters appeared in the 18 February edition of The Independent
In a world where some major disincentive to prostitution has now to be created, it is far better to have that fall upon its customers than its workers
Exclusive: More than nine out of 10 say they are against criminalising the buying of sex
Megan Stevens, now 25, spent six years as a sex slave
Demands for street prostitution zones where Britain’s estimated 80,000 sex workers and their customers can freely mingle
Christmas Eve and New Year bring lots of customers, but the festive period also brings more raids than usual. And there's a marked difference between my new customers and those who have been loyal to me all year round
Driving instructors have been warned that safe sex must be practised
Aziah Wells' story of stripping, prostitution, kidnapping and a fatal shooting took Twitter by storm – but how much of it was actually true?
The man allegedly made €160,000 (£115,000) in four years from pimping out his wife
Splendour and Misery. Images of Prostitution 1850-1910 is a tour de force that has assembled scores of wonderful paintings by Manet, Degas, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Derain, Picasso and many of their lesser-known contemporaries
The vast majority on the thread describe their experiences as positive
TV picks, Tuesday 21 January
The Home Office should be stripped of almost all its front-line responsibilities for monitoring human trafficking because of poor decision-making and shambolic data collection, a cross-party group of MPs is expected to recommend this week.
The broadcaster hopes to woo the show's young and web-savvy fanbase
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