Archive for the ‘Briefings’ Category

IUSW Response to the Amnesty International consultation on decriminalising sexwork

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The IUSW was asked by Amnesty International for our thoughts about decriminalising sex work.  We have responded with this document in pdf format Sex Work And Human Rights  

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 […]

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. […]

Rhoda Grant and Laura Lee on BBC Radio Scotland

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

You can listen to Laura Lee and Rhoda Grant discuss Rhoda Grant’s proposed ban on the purchase of sex in Scotland.  The program will be aired on BBC Radio Scotland on December 2nd. Rhoda Grant is proposing a bill which will criminalise the purchase of sex.  Her argument is prostitution is violence against women, and that nobody […]

County Antrim escorts speak out on law change

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

In a Northern Ireland media first, escorts working in County Antrim speak to Count Antrim Post reporter Andrew Coffman Smith about proposed changes to prostitution laws, the media’s portrayal of them and the real story behind human-trafficking. Sex sells but if NI peer Lord Morrow has his way, it will be illegal to buy in […]

Belinda Brooks-Gordon talking about the myths of sex work

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Dr Belinda Brooks-Gordon C.Psychol, is a Reader in Psychology and Social Policy at Birkbeck, University of London. A chartered psychologist with a PhD from the University Law Faculty, Belinda’s research focuses on the safety, health, welfare and human rights of vulnerable workers. Belinda’s book The Price of Sex: Prostitution, Policy and Society  was short-listed for […]

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 […]