Book review: Criminalising the Purchase of Sex: Lessons from Sweden

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Book Review: ‘Criminalising the Purchase of Sex: Lessons from Sweden’ by Dr Jay Levy Ella Parsons April 2015 Internationally there is much discussion of Sweden’s prostitution law, which criminalises the purchase of sex. In 2014, the UK Parliament voted against … Continue reading

Gbtimes: Slavery or service job?

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Prostitution: Slavery or service job? SARA STEENSIG 2015/01/29 What is prostitution? Consenting adults having sex with money involved, or abuse of persons in a vulnerable situation? (Photo: DJTaylor, Shutterstock) Laura Lee and Vednita Carter’s stories start the same way, just … 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

Audio: Sex workers organizing against violence and criminalization

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Speakers highlight two recent sex worker-led struggles: the historic victory in California of sex workers winning compensation for rape, and the protests against mass raids and closures of sex workers’ flats in the red-light area of Soho, London, England. Hear … Continue reading