Scottish National Party Support Prostitution Law Changes Condemned By Sex Workers

Scottish National Party Support Prostitution Law Changes Condemned By Sex Workers

The Scottish National Party has backed changes to prostitution laws to criminalize those paying for sex, but not those who sell it. Delegates at the party’s conference in Aberdeen voted in favor of a motion proposing a “Scottish model” to handle prostitution, similar to the “Nordic model” used in Scandinavian countries. The resolution, proposed by […]

 

Calif. Assemblyman: ‘We Have to Distinguish Between’ Prostitution and Sex Trafficking to Help Victims

Calif. Assemblyman: ‘We Have to Distinguish Between’ Prostitution and Sex Trafficking to Help Victims

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown On Tuesday, California legislators heard from a diverse range of voices about human trafficking and prostitution in America. The proceedings before the Assembly Public Safety Committee provided a rare chance for people with divergent viewpoints on sex work, sex trafficking, and criminal justice to come together and have their say. And […]

 

Prostitute claims garda demanded sex for laptop

Prostitute claims garda demanded sex for laptop

Almost half (48.7pc) said they had garda clients and 2.7pc said they had provided ‘free or discounted’ sexual services to officers. They generally had positive experiences in their dealings with the gardai and PSNI, but complained of the PSNI’s use of large numbers of uniformed officers and marked Land Rovers when carrying out raids. A […]

 

Advertising Sex The New Crime

Advertising Sex The New Crime

The Feds say a ban on advertising sex services will combat trafficking and protect underage victims, but prohibition may actually have the opposite effect. “Skilled Lips & Tight Grips – I’m sweet as heaven. Bad as hell.” “Sexy, exotic, petite, Italian treat – Unrushed outcall specials.” “Come Spend Time With a True Goddess.” “Two Beauties […]

 

The purchase of consensual adult sex cannot be reduced to simple soundbites

The purchase of consensual adult sex cannot be reduced to simple soundbites

‘Turn Off the Red Light’ campaign aims to criminalise the purchase of consensual sex but is flawed in its assumptions, writes Mick Wallace. IF successful, the current campaign to criminalise the purchase of consensual sex will signify the re-involvement of the State in the private sexual lives of adult citizens for the first time since homosexuality […]

 

Keeping Sex Workers Quiet

Keeping Sex Workers Quiet

Reducing the sex industry to human trafficking silences the sex workers fighting for their labor rights. But what about the children?” has long been liberals’ refrain when mocking social conservatives for their moral panic over sex and the law. Yet when it comes to the sale of sexual services by consenting adults — and especially when sex workers […]

 

Calif. prostitutes may gain victim compensation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are considering whether to change a decades-old anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they’re raped or beaten. Under the current system, those harmed in violent crimes can be paid for medical costs and related expenses, but prostitutes are excluded because their […]

 

Walking Away – Happy, Healthy, and Humble: Op/Ed by Ricky Larkin

Walking Away – Happy, Healthy, and Humble: Op/Ed by Ricky Larkin

Our editorial position is that the voices of sex workers and adult community members are the essential ones in matters relating to their well-being, rights and livelihood. Toward that end, and in the interest of telling the news honestly, TRPWL does not censor Op/Ed material to conform to its own philosophical views. “Thank God for […]

 

Analysis: Sex workers bear brunt of war on trafficking

Analysis: Sex workers bear brunt of war on trafficking

KATHMANDU, 3 September 2013 (IRIN) – Laws and interventions aimed at reducing human trafficking by targeting commercial sex workers can, whatever their good intentions, actually endanger their health and result in human rights violations, experts say. According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), 58 percent of human trafficking cases are for sexual […]

 

CALL TO ACTION – California Victim Compensation Program Discriminates Against Sex Workers

Our campaign to remove the discriminatory regulations 649.56 of the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) is gaining momentum. Your chance to demand an end to this discriminatory regulation that bans those who have been injured in the course of prostitution transaction is here: When: Monday September 9th, 2013 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Sacramento […]