The campaign for the decriminalisation of sex work in Taiwan
Speakers: Mimi Hsieh and Iyoko Shojima, Collective for Sex Workers and Supporters in Taipei, Taiwan
Where: Crossroads Women’s Centre 25 Wolsey Mews, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2DX
When: Wednesday 4 November 2015, 6-8pm
Hosted by: English Collective of Prostitutes
The Collective COSWAS in Taipei was formed by sex workers and supporters in Taiwan in 1998. They campaign to improve sex workers’ working conditions, against criminalisation and for law reform. In 2011, COSWAS played a leading role in a legal battle which won a court ruling that penalties against sex workers and clients were unconstitutional, and gave local authorities the power to allow sex work in certain zones. COSWAS is fighting for this to be implemented as a crucial step in their overall struggle for decriminalisation.
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