Archive for the ‘IUSW Publications’ Category

Full BBC radio interview with 80 year old client of sex workers

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

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 […]

Sex and the disabled

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Laura Lee blogger, sex worker and sexwork rights activist appears on the mainstream UK television program Sex on Wheels. Here she works with a disabled client who has never had sex before. There are two versions of the video, the highlights pertaining to Laura Lee, and the full show where other themes are explored. Laura […]

Rhoda Grant and Margo McDonald argue about criminalising the buyer

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

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.

Laura Lee and Rhoda Grant on STV discussing the results of Rhoda’s consultation

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

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 […]

HARDtalk Dr Brooke Magnanti Scientist and former prostitute

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

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.

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 […]