Some people might find it hard to understand why women turn to prostitution, but a new BBC documentary made during six months explores the stories of the single mothers, teenagers and addicts who have become sex workers in Cardiff, Swansea and Newport to make ends meet.
That's how I got into the heroin, cos I couldn't stop pristitutes and someone said 'here have a couple of lines of this'. And I had a couple of lines to stop me from crying and fell asleep, and the next thing I knew I was hooked on it.
I wish I'd never have touched it. I really do. Brothel worker Sorina earns enough money in Wales to support her entire family in Romania, but sex work is taking its toll.
She left her only child behind to be looked after by his grandmother. After every client she calls home to hear her mother's voice.
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Because it is very difficult country Romania, because if you don't have money you don't make school, you don't have nothing in there. To many women it feels like prison.
I don't know how to explain it. It is just like open the door, close the door, open the door, close the door.
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Add links. Chief executive Lynne Sanders said: "The solution to stopping the abuse of women is not by criminalising them.
It is by holding the abusers to. Operation Jaeger targets men and women engaging in sex work and those who exploit people selling sex.
South Wales Police said those found engaging in sex acts would face prosecution and dispersal notices, which ban people from prostitufes specific area at certain times. They said "kerb-crawlers" - people who drive to the area to pick up prostitutes - could also expect a "range of enforcement action".
Sex workers 'still plying for trade' in swansea despite the coronavirus pandemic - wales online
As soon as it gets to six, seven [o'clock in the evening] they're everywhere," he said. People are drinking, swearing. Supt Cath Larkman said: "We continue to support vulnerable women and prostktutes and recognise that many engaged in sex work are extremely vulnerable, therefore every effort will continue to be made to protect, support and divert women and men away from this activity.
Neither is it acceptable for sex acts to be carried out in public.