Archive for the ‘Responses to Government Consultations’ Category

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 […]

Laura Lee and Lord Morrow on BBC Spotlight argue about criminalising clients

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

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

Lets get to Work

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Rhoda Grant MSP believes that ‘prostitution in Scotland is a form of sexual violence against women and sexual exploitation.’ She believes that ‘prostitution is inherently harmful and dehumanising’ and that ‘the majority of those who are involved in prostitution are unwilling participants.’ She is proposing to make it illegal to purchase sex in Scotland. Now, […]

International Union of Sex Workers response to amendments 11A to 11C to the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (SP Bill 24).

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

IUSWtoJusticeCttee25Feb10.pdf The International Union of Sex Workers is the only UK organisation of individuals themselves working in the sex industry. We are the people who see reality of the industry day to day. We are the people who will be living with the consequences of the decisions that you make. We campaign for laws that […]

A call for action to end violence against women in the sex industry.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Introduction. IUSWLondonVAWresponse The International Union of Sex Workers is an organisation of individuals who work in the sex industry. We campaign for human, civil and labour rights and the full protection of the law for everyone who works in the sex industry, and for the inclusion of sex workers in decisions which will affect our […]

Written evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee enquiry into Human Trafficking

Friday, December 19th, 2008

19 December 2008 IUSWreTraffickingDec08.pdf A brief introduction of the organisation making this submission. 1.      The International Union of Sex Workers is the only UK organisation of individuals themselves working in the sex industry. We campaign for human, civil and labour rights, and the full protection of the law for everyone who works in the sex […]

Response from the International Union of Sex Workers to the Home Office Consultation on legislative proposals on prostitution, brothel closures, kerb crawling and lap dancing clubs

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

8 October 2008 IUSWtoHomeOffice8Oct08.pdf Firstly we deplore the extremely short notice given to provide a response to these proposals, and are aware we probably have this incommon with all other respondents.  However, this haste will have a disproportionate impact on the ability to respond of an entirely unfunded organisation such as the IUSW, which is […]

Briefing paper on the review of demand for sexual services from the International Union of Sex Workers

Friday, August 1st, 2008

About the IUSW IUSW response to Tackling Demand for Prostitution Review Aug08 The International Union of Sex Workers is a grassroots organisation, founded by a migrant sex worker, that brings together people from all sectors of the sex industry – people who sell sexual contact or BDSM (bondage & discipline, domination & submission, sado-masochism) services, […]