The bill has good intentions — it aims to toughen sex trafficking laws, making it illegal to knowingly assist, facilitate, or support sex trafficking. Users were shocked to log on to Backpage and find this message. The bills make social media sites including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Craigslist liable for the actions of their users and in turn dozens of websites have been forced to shut down or modify their services in an attempt to self-censor.
To the millions of spouses, partners and couples who met through Craigslist, we wish you every happiness! If you wanted sex — and you wanted to pay for it — Cracker and Backpage were your first port of call.
Thousands of Australian sex workers have felt the pinch because they used those websites to advertise their services, screen clients and communicate with others in the industry. Eight missing workers in 26 hours. Sex workers are losing income and some have lost their lives already. Raven said before the sites shut down, she was seeing 10 clients every day on average.
Last week, she said she saw approximately four clients a day. My phone has been really quiet this week. Time for a call to action? Sex workers lives are at stake, this needs to be international news. Do whatever it takes. International SWs head to your US embassy.
Jessi was talking to me from her hospital bed where she was preparing for her second round of back surgery. She had just returned to work after her first spinal surgery when her main source of income, Backpage, went down for good. She said it accounted for 95 per cent of her client base. Rather than see a doctor, the sex workers choose to self-medicate with drugs imported from Hong Kong, Sydney tabloid The Sun-Herald reported. The syndicates behind the trafficking apply for study visas for the women, knowing that the process - including appeals - can take up to two years and leaves enough time for the women to be swallowed up by the criminal underworld.
According to Chris Seage of Australian advocacy group Brothel Busters, many of the women go voluntarily but under false pretences. They were told they would massage rich men, make lots of money and enjoy the Sydney lifestyle of beaches, cafes and great weather," Seage said.
Sixteen-hour days, drug addiction, living and sleeping on mattresses in the brothel and restricted freedom. Skip to main content. Hong Kong women 'being kept in slave-like conditions in Sydney brothels'. Sunday, 13 April, , 5: Monday, 14 April, , 9: Similar exploitation happens in Hong Kong, women's rights group Zi Teng says.
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