Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

IUSW marks International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, December 17th

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

17th December 2011 For immediate release. IUSW marks International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, December 17th Home Office funds UK wide Ugly Mugs scheme The International Union of Sex Workers warmly welcomes the Home Office announcement of funds for a pilot scheme UK wide Ugly Mugs scheme, to be run by the UK […]

ACPO release Strategy for Policing Prostitution and Sexual Exploitation

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The International Union of Sex Workers offers a cautious welcome to the new guidance from the Association of Chief Police Officers. Current law on the sex industry is confusing and complicated: sex workers are at risk of prosecution unless they work indoors in complete isolation. Legislation on brothel keeping and “controlling for gain” fail to […]

Majority of migrant sex workers ‘not forced or trafficked’.

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The International Union of Sex Workers warmly welcomes the publication of “Migrant Workers in the UK Sex Industry” by Dr Nick Mai. This is the largest ever qualitative research into the experience of migrants selling sexual services in London, and key findings are: • The large majority of interviewed migrant workers in the UK sex […]

Pornography conference blasted as ‘meat market’ by protesters

Monday, September 26th, 2011

A protest by feminists was held outside a three day conference central London on pornography. This XBIZ EU conference was attended by adult entertainment executives. The protest was against the meat market of the pornography industry, with protesters dressed as butchers. Not all feminists agree. Catherine Stephens, an activist for the International Union of Sex […]

IUSW response to Tory MSP comment – was rape victim a prostitute?

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Press Release IUSW response to Tory MSP comment – was rape victim a prostitute? The International Union of Sex Workers Sunday 13th Feb 2011 Immediate Release TEXT BEGINS I write as an activist with the International Union of Sex Workers, an organisation of people who work in the sex industry. Like many others, we deplore […]

Senior police officer calls for review of law on prostitution

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

The IUSW welcomes the statements by ACPO’s lead on prostitution and sexual exploitation, Assistant Chief Constable Simon Byrne, that it is time to look again at the laws around prostitution.

Stephen Griffiths starts life sentence for the murder of three sex workers.

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Press Release The International Union of Sex Workers Monday 21st December 2010 Immediate Release Stephen Griffiths starts life sentence for the murder of three sex workers. International Union of Sex Workers calls for policies that prioritise safety: decriminalisation the Merseyside Model UK wide “Ugly Mugs” December 17th, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, […]

GMB MEMBERS TO DEMONSTRATE ON FRIDAY OVER HACKNEY CLUB PROPOSALS WHICH WILL COST 400 JOBS

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

400 jobs are at risk of closure because of the council’s plan to adopt a ‘nil policy’ on clubs that would put an end to the renewal of licenses GMB members will demonstrate at Hackney Town Hall on Friday 10th December over Hackney Council proposal of a ‘nil’ policy for strip venues and sex shops […]

It is time to accept prostitution – say the British public.

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

PRESS RELEASE The International Union of Sex Workers Monday 27th September 2010 “It’s time to accept prostitution” – say the British public. A survey carried out as part of yesterday’s BBC1 Sunday Morning Live discussion, featuring Catherine Stephens of the IUSW, Bel Mooney of the Daily Mail and Mehdi Husan of the New Statesman showed […]

GMB Wins First Ever Unfair Dismissal Case For Sex Workers Branch

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Employment tribunal finds that adult chat line worker in Grays Essex was unfairly dismissed An employment tribunal has just found that GMB member Mrs Irene Everitt, who worked on live adult chat lines, was unfairly dismissed by her employer Datapro Services Limited. Mrs Everitt was dismissed in March 2005 having been accused of gross industrial […]