The West Midlands are having a clamp down on street sex work. Targeting street walkers and their clients on Hagley Road. Listen to interviews from Catherine Stephens from the International Union of Sex Workers on why the police action will fail, as has police action failed for the last 50 years. Additional interview from Laura [...]
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BBC iPM hears from an elderly listener who was faithful for 40 years, struggled with his wife’s death, but now often pays for sex. Presented by Eddie Mair and Jennifer Tracey. This is the full interview, of which highlights were broadcast on the Radio 4 pm program a few days ago. The 80 listener was [...]
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, [...]
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. [...]
Today Laura Lee and Lord Morrow appeared on the Nolan show discussing the legislation Lord Morrow is proposing concerning trafficking. Many aspects of Lord Morrows’s legislation on trafficking are welcome, but he falls into the trap of conflating sex work with trafficking. He even starts quoting the UN on sexwork, he should look carefully at [...]