Rhoda Grant (Labour MSP) who wants to criminalise the buyer, and thus punish sex workers is trying to bring forward a bill in the Scottish Parliament. Here she is arguing her case with Margo McDonald, independent MSP.
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Laura Lee and Rhoda Grant discuss (polite word) the proposed law on criminalising the purchaser of sexual services in Scotland. Rhoda Grant who is proposing the private members bill has just completed the consultation process where 80% of the respondents would want to see the purchaser penalised. (A very biased sample responding, normally in the [...]
BBC Hardtalk with Brooke Magnanti discussing prostitution, Was show a couple of weeks ago. More videos on sexwork and the present Scottish and Irish criminalisation agenda are available on this iuswcollectiveemail channel.
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.
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 [...]
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 2012Tuesday, 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 ) 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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Lord Morrow would like to criminalise sex workers clients, and impoverish end endanger the vulnerable in society. This BBC Northern Ireland put the the case for and against the criminalisation of sex workers clients. Laura Lee was interviewed for this 30 minute television documentary. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3