The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 was enacted back in March 2017. The law means that clients of sex workers can be convicted for the purchase of sex in Ireland. Now, nearly two years later, the first conviction has been made.Continue reading First Conviction For Purchase Of Sex In Ireland
Attitudes on sex work vary massively. Some people see it as immoral, while others understand that sex work is work. The changing attitudes around the world mean that the sex work laws are different from country to country, and wrapping your head around them can be a challenge. Continue reading A Look At Sex Work Laws Around The World
This morning saw the news that the Home Affairs Select Committee have recommended decriminalisation in terms of sex workers working together for safety, the removal of the offence of soliciting and the quashing of previous convictions, thus removing barriers to exit from the industry. The press release is below – Continue reading Laura Lee – UK Parliament Calls For Sex Work Decriminalisation
Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) welcomes Amnesty Ireland’s submission to the Department of Justice and Equality calling on the Minister for Justice and Equality to remove Section 20 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015. Section 20 proposes to criminalise the purchase of sexual services in Ireland. Continue reading The Laura Lee Blog – Amnesty International Asks Minister of Justice to Stop Criminalisation of Clients
Ireland is going to be making huge leaps and bounds in their policies on drugs, as they are set to decriminalise small amounts of them, such as cocaine, heroin, and cannabis for personal use. People around the world are going mad for this news, saying it is “about time” that we stopped shaming addicts… and yet in Ireland the idea of two consenting adults having sex if one of them has paid for it is still seen as being so disgusting that it is against the law. Continue reading Drugs Are Fine But Sex Is Still Bad?
Well, it has to be said, yesterday was an absolutely fantastic day. For those of you who don’t know, the international council of Amnesty International took the ground-breaking decision to back the decriminalisation of sex work all over the world. This move is a huge step on the way to making the world a lot safer for those who decide to engage in this line of work. Continue reading Amnesty Vote for Sex Work Decriminalisation
We all know what the best solution is to make the sex industry safer, and it isn’t criminalising the client. Criminalisation pushes the industry underground and makes it much more dangerous for sex workers. What we should be doing is decriminalising it and accepting the fact that sex work is real work. Continue reading California Lawsuit Could Decriminalise Prostitution!