CNN has reported on a mother and her partner sentenced to prison for selling the woman's son, now ten years old, to pedophiles.
The UK has done much needed soul-searching since the smashing of a number of grooming gangs, nearly all South Asian. Police officers, social workers and educators all turned a blind eye to the horrors in a bid to appear politically correct at the time, a huge cost to the victims.
When Canada decided to tackle prostitution by adopting “end demand” laws, it was supposed to make prostitution safer and healthier but precisely the opposite has happened.
A University of the Witwatersrand study of prostitutes in Soweto shows that two-thirds suffer depression and only 14% said they had never been a victim of violence.
Nomonde Mihlali (“Mickey”) Meji changed her view from endorsing the full decriminalization of the sex trade to now advocating for a law that calls for its abolition. She has just seen to much of how the decriminalization of the "sex trade" has captured the sex worker into a life of abuse, sex and drugs. Many of her friends have died young.
Poem highlighting the plight of the victims of prostitution and human trafficking.