But activists and police say the efforts may have had unintended consequences — landing women and girls back on the streets, where dangers also lurk. The impact was almost immediate after the seizure of Backpage. The number of sex ads online plummeted by 75 percent, an indication that the law was thwarting human traffickers no longer protected by the anonymity of the internet.
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The coastal Spanish resort has in recent decades become a go-to getaway for the world's rich and famous and a favourite holiday destination for Brits. But residents say that behind the city's facade of superyachts and fast cars is a growing and seedy underbelly. On the strip, reporters for the Mirror were offered cocaine and sex, and counted at least 40 young women walking up and down approaching men.
These are external links and will open in a new window. Residents who blame parties at their local pub for excessive noise levels and people having sex in the street are taking the venue to court. Families also complained of public urination and drug-taking amid the summer gatherings at The Jolly Potters in Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent. Other residents have written letters in support of the pub saying a minority "want to stop" the fun.
Family members are suspicious of one another in Coronation Street as Gemma Winter Dolly Rose Campbell reckons her mum Bernie Jane Hazlegrove is up to no good when she makes her arrival — and she has a fair point as before long, Bernie is eyeing up Chesney Sam Aston as her next conquest. In other Weatherfield dramas, the net closes in on killer Gary Windass Mikey North — but he has one last ace to play. However, he is caught in the act by Sharon and he has some explaining to do.
A rise in crime and anti-social behaviour has left many locals too afraid to walk the streets at night in Swansea. Businesses owners in Swansea say they are being forced to close down due to increased anti-social behaviour which is driving customers away. Some locals say they are now too afraid to walk the once bustling high street at night which is now blighted by boarded-up shop fronts and abandoned buildings.
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Fewer street-based sex workers are working in residential areas north of the central city than a year ago. Since late last year, Christchurch City Council has been working actively with the community and agencies, including the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective and the Police, to encourage street-based sex workers to move away from residential areas. The number of street-based sex workers in the wider Manchester Street area has also dropped, from plus a decade ago to between seven and 13 today.
Dawn is 54 and she's a sex worker. At the age of 19, Dawn caught her first glimpse of sex work when she moved in with a friend who was working in a brothel doing sex work. Despite knowing "nothing about the industry", she began to pick up on the ins and outs of the business through her friend, and later took a job as a cleaner in a brothel. And identifying as a gay woman, I felt like it sort of went against what I stood for," she tells me.