On 8 December 2021, A Model For Scotland held an online event, 'Online Pimping: How to stop websites profiting from sexual exploitation'. During the webinar, leading experts highlighted how Scotland’s outdated laws currently allow ruthless pimping websites to facilitate and profit from sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.
This event followed a powerful exposé on pimping websites broadcast last month by BBC Panorama. Watch the Panorama episode, Online Pimps Exposed, here.
Video excerpts of each speaker can be found below.
Diane Martin CBE (Chair) | Survivor of prostitution and sex trafficking & a Vice Chair of the International Survivors of Trafficking Advisory Council:
Valiant Richey | OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings:
Bronagh Munro | BBC Panorama:
Detective Sergeant Stu Peall | Lancashire Constabulary:
Rhoda Grant MSP | Convener of Cross-Party Group on Commercial Sexual Exploitation:
Watch the full recording: