The Independent: Jailing of migrant sex workers in Ireland decried as ‘completely unjust’

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‘Convictions for sex work further limit people’s ability to exit the industry and find alternative means of employment,’ says sex worker Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheim The jailing of two migrant sex workers in Ireland has been condemned by others in the industry as … Continue reading

The Guardian: A change in Irish law was meant to help sex workers. So why are they being jailed?

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Lobbyists say making payment for sex illegal targets punters. But in fact it makes workers’ bodies into crime scenes @frankiemullin Wed 12 Jun 2019 09.00 BST  Paying for sex has been illegal in Ireland for two years. At the time of … Continue reading

The Independent: Sex work to be decriminalised in Mexico City in bid to cut trafficking

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‘Exercising sexuality in our country is still a taboo topic that few of us dare to talk about’ Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheim Sunday 2 June 2019 10:30 Lawmakers in Mexico City’s congress on Friday voted 38-0, with eight abstentions, in … Continue reading

ECP to give evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry on Survival Sex

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Crossroads Women’s Centre, 25 Wolsey Mews, Kentish Town, London NW5 2DX Tel: 020 7482 2496 Email: ecp@prostitutescollective.net English Collective of Prostitutes to give evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry on Survival Sex, 22 May 2019 The ECP is … Continue reading

Freedom News: Royal College of Nursing to support decriminalisation of prostitution

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Royal College of Nursing to support decriminalisation of prostitution News, May 21st The Royal College of Nursing (RNC) has voted yesterday in favour of the motion that “this meeting of Congress calls upon the RCN Council to lobby governments across the … Continue reading

RightsInfo: Decriminalise Sex Workers And Clients, Urges Royal College of Nursing

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Decriminalise Sex Workers And Clients, Urges Royal College of Nursing A sexual health specialist who helped trigger the Royal College Nursing’s lobbying efforts to decriminalise prostitution is urging against the adoption of the ‘Nordic Model’ – a policy which purports … Continue reading

The Telegraph: Nurses call for prostitution to be decriminalised, after RCN vote

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Nurses are calling for prostitution to be decriminalised, saying it is a matter of “fundamental human rights”. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is to start actively lobbying the Government to change the law following a vote at the union’s conference … Continue reading