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Join Pivot as the Sex Workers' Rights Campaigner

Join Pivot as the Sex Workers' Rights Campaigner | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Pivot is looking for a full-time staff lawyer to lead our sex workers’ rights campaign.
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You are a passionate, trans-positive, feminist lawyer with a deep understanding of the human rights issues faced by sex workers in Canada and the fight for decriminalization of adult sex work.
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Lets Not Import Canada's Sex Work Bill

Lets Not Import Canada's Sex Work Bill | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sex worker rights advocates see the new Canadian prostitution proposals as a mostly misguided shuffling of the status quo.
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The competing rights of consenting adults and sex trafficking victims

The competing rights of consenting adults and sex trafficking victims | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Many experts agree that people in the sex trade are there by varying degrees of consent.


Head of the PSNI Organised Crime Branch, Detective Chief Superintendent Roy McComb, told MLAs on the Justice Committee recently that “the greater number of people involved in prostitution here are not victims of trafficking” but added that there is “a spectrum of people” regarding consent and vulnerability.


Similarly, a major study by the Association of Chief Police Officers, called ‘Setting the Record Straight’, found that of 17,000 foreign sex workers in Great Britain, some 15pc were “very vulnerable” and trafficked and that around 32pc were largely independent.

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Sex workers speak on sex laws

Sex workers speak on sex laws | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Three sex industry insiders have shared their views of the impact of criminalising the purchase of sex in candid interviews with the BBC.

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Salzburg must pay €1 million to prostitutes - The Local

Salzburg must pay €1 million to prostitutes - The Local | Sex Work | Scoop.it
According to a report Monday in the news daily Heute, the provincial government of Salzburg is being forced to hand back illegally-imposed fees for medical chec
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Sexwork Cyber Resource Center: What to do if you are visited or stopped by the police.

Sexwork Cyber Resource Center: What to do if you are visited or stopped by the police. | Sex Work | Scoop.it

What to do if you are visited or stopped by the police. First, and most important, in an encounter with the police:

  • DO NOT physically resist or threaten the officer(s) in any way. 
  • DO NOT try to leave until an officer tells you that you are free to go.
  • DO NOT give the officer any information about any of your activities.
  • DO NOT consent to any search.
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For USA. Has not been updated recently, so mileage in your area may vary. But overall sound!

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‘Criminalising the Purchase of Sex: Lessons from Sweden’ - Dr Jay Levy Discusses His New Book

‘Criminalising the Purchase of Sex: Lessons from Sweden’ - Dr Jay Levy Discusses His New Book | Sex Work | Scoop.it
In terms of the focus on Sweden’s sex purchase law, I was particularly struck by the extent to which the law is internationally influential, but in a context where the law hadn’t been involvedly ev...
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Ottawa must view sex work through a bigger lens

Ottawa must view sex work through a bigger lens | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A law based on a questionable response to power imbalances between men and women risks harming groups that aren’t its target
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An Easy Guide to Sex Work Law Reform: The Difference Between Criminalisation, Decriminalisation, Legalisation & Regulation

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Canada’s New Sex Laws Will Affect Elderly, Disabled Johns | VICE Canada

Canada’s New Sex Laws Will Affect Elderly, Disabled Johns | VICE Canada | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sarah Ratchford talks to the elderly johns and people with disabilities who will be affected by Canada's new sex work law, Bill C-36.
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One Benefit Of Legalised Prostitution Seen In New Zealand

One Benefit Of Legalised Prostitution Seen In New Zealand | Sex Work | Scoop.it
One of the great social public policy questions of our day is what is it that we should be doing about prostitution? Answers vary around the world: there are places where it is strictly verboeten and heavy punishments are meted out. There are also places like New Zealand and Germany [...]
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A personal choice: The internet is making the buying and selling of sex easier and safer. Governments should stop trying to ban it

A personal choice: The internet is making the buying and selling of sex easier and safer. Governments should stop trying to ban it | Sex Work | Scoop.it
STREET-WALKERS; kerb-crawlers; phone booths plastered with pictures of breasts and buttocks: the sheer seediness of prostitution is just one reason governments have...
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Sex workers win reprieve over dole

Sex workers win reprieve over dole | Sex Work | Scoop.it
SEX workers have won a reprieve, and will be treated like any other worker if they become unemployed, after the Government backed down from plans to treat them differently when they wait for six months to get on the dole.
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Sex work’s real risks

Sex work’s real risks | Sex Work | Scoop.it
When we focus on the act of prostitution as the source of all problems in sex workers’ lives, we find victims where there are none – and ignore the state’s role in creating unnecessary dangers
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Former Sex Worker Maggie McNeill on Why We Should Decriminalize Prostitution - YouTube

"There is a very common form of rhetoric that's used against us ... that sex work isn't work. That it's a dodge. That it's a scam. That it's a form of exploi...
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Of sex work, dignity and human rights

Of sex work, dignity and human rights | Sex Work | Scoop.it
“The way you tell it, frankly, it sounds like a TV sitcom about happy hookers.”
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Former prostitutes who served US troops sue South Korea

Former prostitutes who served US troops sue South Korea | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A group of former prostitutes has filed a lawsuit against the South Korean government seeking more than $1.2 million in compensation, alleging that it exercised significant control over their activities, according to a report in Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun.
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Safe on the Streets - The Weekly Wonk

Safe on the Streets - The Weekly Wonk | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A culture of violence surrounds the world of prostitution, but there’s a sensible way to make the profession safer for women: decriminalization.
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Sex work and the politics of rape: why the government owes women an apology

Sex work and the politics of rape: why the government owes women an apology | Sex Work | Scoop.it
When Conservative MP Robert Goguen asked Timea Nagy, a former sex worker who alleges she was gang raped, whether the attack was a case of freedom of expression, well, it was hard to know how to react.This all took place during a recent committee meeting regarding Bill C-36, which aims to transform the legality of sex work in this country.
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Study: To Lower Rape and STD Rates, Decriminalize Prostitution

Study: To Lower Rape and STD Rates, Decriminalize Prostitution | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A loophole in Rhode Island decriminalized prostitution between 2004-2009. During this time the state saw significant decreases in rape and gonorrhea.
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The flawed thinking behind brothel licensing

The flawed thinking behind brothel licensing | Sex Work | Scoop.it
As a sex worker who has worked across Australia under a range of regulatory regimes, I find it amusing that politicians constantly debate workplaces that they know absolutely nothing about, except that such debate can lead to terrible changes for my work. Currently in New South Wales the sex work debate is centered around whether the then senior Liberal MP Chris Hartcher's 2011 election promise of licensing brothels is worth pursuing in legislation. Since it has already failed as a system for regulation in Victoria and Queensland you would think such a silly idea wouldn’t get very far. However the political lure of licensing as a ’solution’ to supposed ‘crimes’ within the NSW sex industry has gained much more traction than it deserves. 
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Is "Sex" A Right That Should Be Recognised In Law?

Is "Sex" A Right That Should Be Recognised In Law? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
This question is one posed regularly and often dismissed both by anti sex work campaigners and also by some women and men who presume that the question is somehow a justification for a mythical mal...
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Regulations Force Move: Kink.com has leased office space in Las Vegas

Regulations Force Move: Kink.com has leased office space in Las Vegas | Sex Work | Scoop.it
San Francisco based Kink.com announced today that it had leased production and office space in Las Vegas, and has already wrapped production on two movies.
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Prostitution-Free Zones Under Fire

Prostitution-Free Zones Under Fire | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Members of the LGBT community and allies rally outside the Wilson Building in April as part of a demonstration to build support for a bill that would repeal prostitution-free zones. (Photo...
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Whose RedBook? Why Everyone Should be Concerned By the Seizure of MyRedBook.Com

Whose RedBook? Why Everyone Should be Concerned By the Seizure of MyRedBook.Com | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Last week, an online community for sex workers disappeared from the Internet. Visit SFRedbook.com, MyPinkBook.com, or MyRedBook.com right now, and you’ll only find the seals of the law enforcement agencies—the FBI, the DOJ, and the IRS—that seized the sites as part of a prostitution and money laundering investigation.
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