Survival Sex: A Violent, Dangerous Game

November 21, 2016

At the fringes of the sex industry in the north of England, men and women are selling sex to survive. Any local pizza parlor, on any given day. Bright lights, cheap plastic, the smell of frying grease. Men hanging around the cramped tables, coddling beer bottles, chatting. The owner lets a woman...

Exploitation and Commerce: Sex Trafficking in South Africa

October 17, 2013

In South Africa, sex trafficking is a problem of corruption and patriarchy. In an interview with Fair Observer's Africa Editor, Annika Schall, the Director of Engender, Bernedette Muthien, talks about problems surrounding human trafficking for sexual exploitation and suggest...

Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: Inescapably Linked

September 11, 2013

Sex trafficking would not exist without the “market” provided by prostitution.  According to Gunilla Eckberg, former adviser on human trafficking to the Swedish government: “The prostitution of women and girls for profit is one of the fastest growing global...

Legalizing Prostitution: New Zealand’s Example

September 02, 2013

Should prostitution be legalized? It has been ten years since New Zealand parliamentarians, after considerable debate and encouragement from sex workers, mainstream women’s organizations, and public health advocates, voted for changes to the laws governing prostitution. The Prostitution...