Archive for October, 2010

It is time to accept prostitution – say the British public.

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

PRESS RELEASE The International Union of Sex Workers Monday 27th September 2010 “It’s time to accept prostitution” – say the British public. A survey carried out as part of yesterday’s BBC1 Sunday Morning Live discussion, featuring Catherine Stephens of the IUSW, Bel Mooney of the Daily Mail and Mehdi Husan of the New Statesman showed [...]

Sex Work Resources

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

NSWP International Office Shane Petzner 3 Morley Rd. Observatory 7925 Cape Town Rep. of South Africa Tel/fax: (+27) 21-447 6152 Email: sexworknet@ct.stormnet.co.za The NSWP is a Network of Sex Work Projects which acts as an international umbrella for sex worker organizations and sex worker rights groups. There are international offices in South America and there [...]

Sex Workers Stand Up for Rights

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

by R. Frost (original published in Erotic Review Magazine Issue 71, January 2006) The European Conference On Sex Work, Human Rights, Labour & Migration marked an historic step in the battle for the recognition of sex worker rights. Ms Frost was there. Escorts, geishas, courtesans, lapdancers, rent boys… The erotic consciousness of the open-minded public [...]

GMB Wins First Ever Unfair Dismissal Case For Sex Workers Branch

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Employment tribunal finds that adult chat line worker in Grays Essex was unfairly dismissed An employment tribunal has just found that GMB member Mrs Irene Everitt, who worked on live adult chat lines, was unfairly dismissed by her employer Datapro Services Limited. Mrs Everitt was dismissed in March 2005 having been accused of gross industrial [...]

1 Million faces want to decriminalize sex!

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Check out this Facebook site: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=feed&story_fbid=316107796711&gid=311…

TLC for Disabled

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

TLC means, yes, Tender Loving Care, and that is what the TLC Trust is all about: helping professional sex workers and other service providers cater to the needs of the sexually dispossessed. http://www.tlc-trust.org.uk/

An Interview with Victoria Schneider

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Victoria Schneider is a sex worker from the US who took the city of San Francisco to court after police strip-searched her. Victoria’s story is inspiring and it proves that sex workers do not have to put up with injustice. She agreed to be interviewed by RESPECT! because she thinks we are “awesome”! Respect: Can [...]

IUSW calls for decriminalisation of sex work to increase worker safety

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The confirmed murders of three prostitutes in the Ipswich area and concerns for a missing fourth highlight the desperate need for decriminalisation of sex work, states the International Union of Sex Workers (IUSW). “Sex workers are currently forced into dangerous working situations by the illegality surrounding their profession, and do not feel able to report [...]

Accounting services, Financial, Legal benefits

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The single most important benefit of joining the IUSW GMB Branch is that you will be part of a huge organisation which recognises the legitimacy of working in the sex industry, that is dedicated to campaigning for sex workers’ rights, improving your working life and offering practical assistance with both work and non-work matters. Employment [...]

A drawn petition for the decriminalisation of sex work

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

A London artist is taking to the streets with the International Union for Sex Workers to highlight the danger to prostitutes whose human, civil and labour rights are being eroded by legislation – but rather than collecting signatures, she aims to draw up a petition with at least a thousand portraits of the supporters. Natasha [...]