Sex workers win immunity from arrest and prosecution reporting rape and other violence

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           January 11, 2018 Contact: Minouche Kandel, (415) 572-6482, minouche.kandel@sfgov.org SAN FRANCISCO ANNOUNCES FIRST-IN-THE-COUNTRY POLICIES TO SUPPORT SEX WORKERS WHO ARE VICTIMS OR WITNESSES TO VIOLENCE IN REPORTING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT “Prioritizing Safety for Sex Worker” policies would … Continue reading

Press Release: Sex workers outside Parliament to demand safety on International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

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On 17th December, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (#IDEVASW), thousands of sex workers and sex worker-led organisations around the world will gather to commemorate the sex workers who have lost their lives in the last year. Last … Continue reading

Has the rate of sexual assault really increased in New Zealand since 2003?

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By Joel Hellewell 19 September 2017 This post is a response to the “meme” created by Nordic Model Now, claiming that the rate of sexual assault in New Zealand has increased since 2003, primarily because of the decriminalisation of prostitution … Continue reading

BBC Victoria Derbyshire: Violence against sex workers: ‘He was there to kill me’

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5 September 2017 By John Owen BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme Image caption “Suzanne” says one client punched her until she passed out Sex workers say they are being left more vulnerable to attack by laws making it illegal for them … Continue reading

Guardian: Police accused of threatening sex workers rather than pursuing brothel thieves

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Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent Thursday 3 August 2017 10.09 BST Labour frontbencher Keir Starmer concerned about priorities of Met police after spate of robberies of premises used for sex work in London Keir Starmer has sent a letter to Scotland … Continue reading