Rights for sex workers

Revolting Prostitutes: the fight for Sex Workers’ Rights is a new book by Juno Mac and Molly Smith which puts the focus on the rights of sex workers. In making its point the book draws a distinction most of us are not familiar with, the difference between decriminalization of sex work and legalization of it.  Legalization as it does in Nevada and the Netherlands means that sex work is legal within a context and is Continue reading “Rights for sex workers”

Human Trafficking: From Nigeria to Paris

Benin City is not on most of our radars, not in the news. In the south of Nigeria, it is not a priority for the Nigerian government which is busy with Boko Haram in the north. It makes it easy for traffickers who prey on the girls who live around there particularly in the rural areas near the city. They are well- organized groups, who prey on the poverty and the need for young girls—some as young as 12—to seek education and a better life. They are promised that in Paris that is what they will find, and “mamas” guide them through the process. They know that they will have Continue reading “Human Trafficking: From Nigeria to Paris”