Archive for December, 2011

The Home Office to fund a UK wide Ugly Mugs scheme

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

The International Union of Sex Workers warmly welcomes the Home Office announcement of funds for a pilot scheme UK wide Ugly Mugs scheme, to be run by the UK Network of Sex Work Projects and launched in spring 2012. While sex workers are criminalised for working together, we will remain fearful of contacting the police [...]

IUSW marks International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, December 17th

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

17th December 2011 For immediate release. IUSW marks International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, December 17th Home Office funds UK wide Ugly Mugs scheme The International Union of Sex Workers warmly welcomes the Home Office announcement of funds for a pilot scheme UK wide Ugly Mugs scheme, to be run by the UK [...]

NUS: Students turning to prostitution to fund studies

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Greater numbers of students in England are turning to prostitution to fund their education, the National Union of Students (NUS) claims. The NUS also says students are turning to gambling and taking part in medical experiments to fund their studies. It says increased living costs and fees, and cuts to the education maintenance allowance, play [...]

Decriminalise prostitution for safety’s sake!

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

KEY SPEAKER: TIM BARNETT New Zealand MP who introduced decriminalisation He is in London only for one day. Don’t miss him! Tent City University, Occupy London Stock Exchange, St Paul’s, EC4M 8AD Tim Barnett sponsored the 2003 Prostitution Reform Act which decriminalised prostitution in New Zealand, making it the first country to do so. This [...]

The Kennedy report

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

I’ve been reading the report from the recent inquiry on human trafficking, chaired as it was by Baroness Helena Kennedy. The link to the report is here. In total the report came up with ten findings, the most relevant to the sex industry being number one – Scotland needs to have a comprehensive strategy to [...]