Archive for December, 2012

Policing and policy on prostitution during London 2012 Olympics: “Harm Was Done”

Monday, December 17th, 2012

On this International Day to end violence against sex workers, the IUSW publish a number interviews from sex work projects which show how the policies around the Olympics were a hindrance in protecting sex workers.

The IUSW submission to the Rhoda Grant consultation on prostitution in Scotland

Friday, December 14th, 2012

An organisational response to the consultation by Rhoda Grant on the Criminalisation of the Purchase of Sex (Scotland) Bill (2) The International Union of Sex Workers December 2012 Policies that solve problems are based in reality and on evidence. The red umbrella is the symbol of the international sex workers’ rights movement. Red for our [...]

A letter from an Irish Seworker. please read and publish.

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Today Ireland’s Justice Committee is to start hearings on prostitution legislation. You can watch online, they are taking place in Committee Room 2 from 2 p.m. G.M.T. onwards. All of the organisations invited are members of anti-sex work coalition Turn Off the Red Light (TORL). TORL initially announced the news of these hearings last month, [...]

Initial response by the English Collective of Prostitutes to European Women’s Lobby recommendations. 4 December 2012

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Posted by the ECP (English Collective of Prostitutes)   1.     At a time of economic crisis when poverty among women and children is rising throughout Europe (see EWL own research [1]) and more women, particularly mothers, are working in the sex industry to survive, the EWL chooses to mount an initiative against prostitution.  To criminalise prostitute women’s [...]

Fiona Walker investigates Scotland’s sex industry

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Comparison of Edinburgh’s pragmatic approach to sex worker, to Glasgow’s dangerous zero toleration.  Interviews with Laura Lee, Scottish escort and Rhoda Grant the proposer of this dangerous private members bill.    http://bbc.in/QeWUph   For details of the campaign to stop the criminalisation of the sex industry contact Scot Pep. The campaign page is here http://scot-pep.org.uk/having-voice/scot-pep-campaigns/criminalisation-purchase-sex [...]

Magnanti (Belle De Jour), Rhoda Grant argue against and for criminalising sex work clients,

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Brooke Magnanti (Belle De Jour) and Rhoda Grant appear on Sunday Politics, arguing the case for criminalising the clients of sex workers.  Brief introduction by Fiona, who as a journalist, investigates the sex industry in Scotland.  Brief interview with Laura Lee (a Scottish sex-worker) is shown.  The full interview is available as a pod cast. [...]