In October 2020 the Cross-Party Group on Commercial Sexual Exploitation launched an inquiry into Sexual Exploitation Advertising websites. These are websites dedicated solely or partly to advertising individuals for sexual exploitation. There is mounting evidence that Sexual Exploitation Advertising websites are a key enabler of sex trafficking. In response, the Cross-Party Group will be undertaking research and holding a series of evidence hearings to determine what action the Scottish Government should take.
The findings of the inquiry into Sexual Exploitation Advertising websites will be published in the autumn. Updates about the inquiry will be published on this website.
The Cross-Party Group on Commercial Sexual Exploitation works to end commercial sexual exploitation in Scotland. We conduct research, undertake inquiries and develop public policy recommendations. The Cross-Party Group is co-chaired by Ruth Maguire MSP and Rhoda Grant MSP.
We support the Scottish Government’s strategy to eradicate violence against women – Equally Safe – which recognises prostitution, pornography, lap dancing and trafficking as commercial sexual exploitation and forms of violence against women.
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