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Calls for "prostitution websites" to be banned in England and Wales will be made at a House of Commons debate. A cross-party group of MPs says the owners of such sites "directly and knowingly" profit from sex-trafficking and wants the Home Office to intervene. The group adds that a small of sites "dominate the marketplace" and have named two in particular : Vivastreet and Adultwork.
But sex-worker-rights campaigners say the proposal would be "a disaster". Three organisations - the Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement Swarmthe English Collective of Prostitutes ECPaddult work the xTalk collective - are planning a demonstration outside Parliament at the time of this Wednesday's debate to protest against the suggested law change. They describe the idea as being a "Trump-inspired" effort to kick sex workers off the internet and put them into "more exploitative and harmful situations". The debate follows a report into sexual exploitation in England and Wales, which was published in May.
It concluded that prostitution procurement websites were "the most ificant enabler of sex-trafficking in the UK". The MP is also calling for new rules to criminalise the payment of sex in any location, but an end to penalties for loitering and solicitation. Both Vivastreet and Adultwork make money by charging those who post "adult" adverts rather than the people who then make use of them.
All classifieds services are now banned from running relating to the sale of sexual services in the US, after the introduction of a new law. But it now faces legal challenges of its own, with the Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF among others claiming that it both trespasses on free speech laws and hinders efforts to help sex-trafficking victims. The English Collective of Prostitutes suggests the law has made it harder for US sex workers to screen their clients, and has published a blog setting out its opposition to a similar move in the UK.
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Prostitution websites ban debated by MPs