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Nick Mai has completed research on Migrant Sexworkers in London. This is new research. This has already been seen by some papers, and there is a launch presentation of Monday. A press release has been sent out by the IUSW which is available on their site.

http://www.iusw.org/2011/10/majority-of-migrant-sex-workers-not-forced-or-trafficked/

This link from The Scottish Herald from several days ago. Is there really a sex-trafficking epidemic?

From todays Evening Standard Evening Standard

Most foreign prostitutes in London are not trafficked and choose to sell sex because it earns more money than other jobs, a study has found.

The majority of sex workers questioned believe that working conditions were better than in other occupations and gave them more free time.

Other perceived advantages cited in the government-funded study include "the possibility of meeting interesting people", travelling and the ability to help their families.

But six per cent of women questioned in the study, which was conducted among "off-street" prostitutes in central London, had been "deceived and forced" into selling sex without any control over their work.

Several of these are said to have voluntarily continued prostitution after being freed by police from their oppressors. Other negative factors cited in the study include the stigma of working in prostitution, which forced them to lead a "double life", and the risk of robbery, violence and sexually transmitted diseases.

The most contentious finding, which is likely to anger anti-trafficking campaigners, is that few prostitutes working in the capital are forced to sell sex.

The study, carried out by Dr Nick Mai of London Metropolitan University and funded by the Government's Economic and Social Research Council, states: "The large majority of migrant workers in the UK sex industry are not forced or trafficked.

"Working in the sex industry is often a way for migrants to avoid the unrewarding and sometimes exploitative conditions they meet in non-sexual jobs."

The research also covered men and nine transgendered people selling sex in London. The women worked as escorts or strippers and the men were largely escorts.

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Where's Julie Bindel when you need her?

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i bet the moral supremacist groups will be up in arms over this!

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The radfems aren't very good at dealing with the truth. They'll probably try to ignore it and hope the Swedish publish another loaded study for them to unite behind, that's packed full of the researcher's biased opinions but is short on any factual content.

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They'll probably try to ignore it and hope the Swedish publish another loaded study for them to unite behind, that's packed full of the researcher's biased opinions but is short on any factual content.

No need for that while the Torygraph is continuing to run Tabak - Men who "see" whores and hard porn are murderers, or, at the minimum, murderers-in-waiting.

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Nick Mai has completed research on Migrant Sexworkers in London. This is new research. This has already been seen by some papers, and there is a launch presentation of Monday. A press release has been sent out by the IUSW which is available on their site.

http://www.iusw.org/...-or-trafficked/

This link from The Scottish Herald from several days ago. Is there really a sex-trafficking epidemic?

From todays Evening Standard Evening Standard

Most foreign prostitutes in London are not trafficked and choose to sell sex because it earns more money than other jobs, a study has found.

The majority of sex workers questioned believe that working conditions were better than in other occupations and gave them more free time.

Other perceived advantages cited in the government-funded study include "the possibility of meeting interesting people", travelling and the ability to help their families.

But six per cent of women questioned in the study, which was conducted among "off-street" prostitutes in central London, had been "deceived and forced" into selling sex without any control over their work.

Several of these are said to have voluntarily continued prostitution after being freed by police from their oppressors. Other negative factors cited in the study include the stigma of working in prostitution, which forced them to lead a "double life", and the risk of robbery, violence and sexually transmitted diseases.

The most contentious finding, which is likely to anger anti-trafficking campaigners, is that few prostitutes working in the capital are forced to sell sex.

The study, carried out by Dr Nick Mai of London Metropolitan University and funded by the Government's Economic and Social Research Council, states: "The large majority of migrant workers in the UK sex industry are not forced or trafficked.

"Working in the sex industry is often a way for migrants to avoid the unrewarding and sometimes exploitative conditions they meet in non-sexual jobs."

The research also covered men and nine transgendered people selling sex in London. The women worked as escorts or strippers and the men were largely escorts.

This has made it onto the BBC Ceefax service. It also says last year Acpo "found" at least 2,600 women working as prostitutes in England and Wales had been trafficked. Weird all those involved in this trafficking havent been convicted or if they have its not been publicised. The word found actually means estimated or made up in reality. Typical incorrect information that many people reading it will accept as fact.

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The sample size is not massive but a figure of 6% is worryingly high for me. The trafficking definition seems reasonable too, Put at its simplest it means that for every 16/17 foreign girls that you have sex with, one is likely to have been trafficked in some way without you realising it. Legislation that genuinely attempts to tackle this, without punishing the unknowing punter, can only be welcomed, as indeed legislation, and other measures, that help girls get off the street, without criminalising them.

That acknowledged it still means that 94% are not trafficked, yet these are forced to choose to work alone i.e.legally but less safely, or work illegally but more safely, i,e. with others. If the radfems really cared for this 94% of their sisters, they would be fighting for the legalisation of small-scale brothels.

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Nick Mai has completed research on Migrant Sexworkers in London. This is new research.

I mentioned on another thread that I did not think this is new research and I still see no evidence that it is.

Today’s official press release from ESRC refers to findings from the study which completed in 2009 (see Notes for Editors 2) and the more comprehensive details here seem to confirm it: "Findings of the research informed the parliamentary discussion of the Policing and Crime Bill on 1 July 2009" etc.

I believe there is some additional research from other sources being presented today but everything being quoted still appears to come from the original Migrant Workers in the UK Sex Industry material released two years ago.

I rather doubt the ESRC would have funded another study only two years after the first one was published. Good that it's getting more exposure, but we have seen this before.

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