Sex workers oppose Northern Ireland Bill and End Demand campaign to criminalise clients

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Pushing prostitution further underground will not abolish it nor help sex workers, It will endanger sex workers’ lives and livelihoods.  Consenting sex is not a crime. Criminalising clients will not stop prostitution; it will push it further underground, making it … Continue reading

Briefing: Anti-trafficking – an excuse for a moralistic crusade against sex workers

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1. Claims that “80% of women in prostitution are controlled by traffickers”[1] have been thoroughly discredited, most recently in the Guardian’s extensive investigation ‘Prostitution and trafficking – the anatomy of a moral panic,’ 20 Oct 2009  http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/oct/20/trafficking-numbers-women-exaggerated Even the widely used claim that of 4,000 women … Continue reading

Recommendations for changes in law and policy

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By the English Collective of Prostitutes which co-ordinates the Safety First Coalition In 2003, New Zealand decriminalized prostitution stating that “while not endorsing or morally sanctioning prostitution or its use” it aimed “to create a framework that: (a) safeguards the human rights … Continue reading

Help stop criminalisation of sex work in Northern Ireland.

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From Aisling Gallagher: The bill that could impose the Nordic model on sex workers working in Northern Ireland is going to be voted on sometime in the next 48 hours. LIST OF MLAS here - PLEASE GET TWEETING/EMAILING. Please email and tweet Sinn Fein … Continue reading