WHAT: Sex workers protest misinformation and biased press briefing
WHEN: Wednesday 4 February 2015, 4.30pm
WHERE: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU
Sex workers and supporters will protest outside the launch of a biased and inaccurate guide for journalists on prostitution and trafficking. The guide is authored by Julie Bindel, known for partial reporting which disregards the experience of sex workers and conflates prostitution with violence. Eaves and the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations, the two groups organising the event, campaign for increased criminalisation of prostitution despite evidence that this makes sex workers more vulnerable to violence.
For a more accurate guide for journalists please see Sex Workers and Sex Work in South Africa: A Guide for Journalists and Writers.