It solves little to ban visible signs of prostitution. All this does is to drive prostitution underground, where prostitutes of all ages are open to more abuse and exploitation.
Prostitution is essentially an economic phenomenon. Unless prostitutes are offered opportunities to lead different lives and young people are given proper benefits and career options, people will continue to be forced into prostitution. One agency on its own cannot offer this.
MP for Hackney North and
Stoke Newington (Lab)
House of Commons
The writer is chair of the all-party group on prostitution.Reuse content