STRASS submission to the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission Inquiry into the Reform of Prostitution Law

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STRASS – Syndicat du Travail Sexuel (France) c/o Act Up-Paris, 8 rue des Dunes, 75019 PARIS contact@strass-syndicat.org www.strass-syndicat.org Wednesday, May the 16th, 2018 To the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, Dear Madam, STRASS is France sex workers’ trade union with … Continue reading

Statement: Congratulations to sex workers in France!

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On Tuesday 8 July 2014, the French Senate rejected proposals to criminalise sex workers’ clients. The Select Committee considering the proposal consulted sex workers and other organisations over several months and found that people were alarmed about the danger caused … Continue reading

Guardian: Letter demanding a fairer representation on criminalisation of clients

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Mon, 23 December 2013 ICRSE Coordinator Following a series of article in the UK news paper The Guardian, ICRSE and many sex workers organisations, academics and allies have signed a letter demanding a fairer representation to the debate on criminalisation of … Continue reading

Statement: We oppose French proposals to criminalise prostitution

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The French parliament has been discussing the criminalisation of sex workers’ clients and will be voting on it tomorrow.  The proposals are based on the ‘Swedish model’, and claim to decriminalise the women while criminalising the men. The English Collective … Continue reading

France 24: Banning prostitution in France will ‘endanger lives’

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LATEST UPDATE: 08/12/2011 – FRANCE – PARIS – PROSTITUTION – UMP A controversial move by French lawmakers to prohibit prostitution by targeting those who pay for sex will put the lives of prostitutes in danger, organizations representing sex workers told FRANCE 24 this week. By Olivia Salazar-Winspear (video) Ben MCPARTLAND (text) … Continue reading

Las trabajadoras sexuales necesitan apoyo, pero no el de la brigada de “No toques a mi puta”

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Las prostitutas necesitan mejores aliados que los hombres franceses centrados en sus propias libertades sexuales – pero, demasiado a menudo, las feministas sólo hacen sus vidas más difíciles Selma James Viernes 1 de noviembre de 2013 http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/sex-workers-hands-off-my-whore-france-prostitutes?CMP=twt_gu Los 343 hombres intelectuales franceses que … Continue reading

Guardian: Selma James comments on the statement by French men — Hands off my Whore

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Prosititutes need better allies than French men focused on their own sexual freedoms – but too often, feminists only make their lives harder Selma James Friday 1 November 2013 17.47 The 343 French intellectual men who signed a statement – “Hands off my … Continue reading

Les travailleuses du sexe ont besoin de soutien, mais pas de la brigade « Touche pas à ma pute »

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Fondatrice de la campagne internationale pour un salaire au travail ménager et figure historique du féminisme autonomiste des années 1970, Selma James est fermement engagée dans la lutte contre la criminalisation de la prostitution. Dans cette tribune initialement parue dans … Continue reading