Majority of migrant sex workers ‘not forced or trafficked’.
This is the largest ever qualitative research into the experience of migrants selling sexual services in London, and key findings are: • The large majority of interviewed migrant workers in the UK sex industry are not forced nor trafficked. • Immigration status is by far the single most important factor restricting their ability to exercise their rights in their professional and private lives. • 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. • By working in the sex industry, many interviewees are able to