The Work and Pensions Committee is calling for evidence on "survival sex".
This isn't about whether sex work is uniquely degrading or empowering – it's about the reality of 70,000 women who today will exchange sex for money and who are not being protected by the law
The women, aged 20 and 22, allegedly abducted the teen at a hiking spot in Lichtenburg on April 8.
"I am not saying sex work is a good thing; nor am I saying that it is a bad thing. The morality of it does not interest me."
The SNP has a clear policy on the matter, which is to support a 'Scottish model' for prostitution, which would criminalise those paying for sex, but not those who sell it. The passing of the "Sex for Rent motion" illustrates the strength of feeling out there about the need to tackle exploitation and adds further weight to the calls for the Scottish Government to take action and legislate. Whether it's sex for rent or sex for cash - to end the exploitation, what is crystal clear is we have to end the demand.
The Trades Union Congress will today debate a motion from train drivers' union ASLEF, asking for support for full and complete decriminalisation of consensual adult sex work. We believe sex workers should have the same rights as every other worker in this country. This includes their right to join a trade union and organise. Current legislation forces these workers to work alone leaving them vulnerable to crime and afraid to report violence to the police through of fear of arrest. Decriminalisation would increase sex workers' safety, enhance access to health services and end criminal records - thereby making exiting the industry easier. We hope for an informed debate and a positive result for some of the most stigmatised workers in society.
If you cannot handle a woman being seen in public because it hurts your feelings to see her happy, remove yourself, it is absolutely not her duty to hide herself away. She owes you nothing.
The women's liberation movement is the one place that is ours, the one place where we can centre the interests of women, and we must be bold and unflinching as we challenge male entitlement to women's bodies. If men like our feminism and if it gives them erections, we're doing it wrong.
Fear of sorcery also often prevents women and girls from speaking out about violence. 'They believe that if they accuse someone of violence than they will go to a marabout, a local witchdoctor, and they will do a spell against them,' says Kouyakaba. Girls therefore often choose to remain silent about violence they have experienced.