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
When buying sex became criminalised in February of last year, no-one knew exactly what would happen. Many of us saw a scenario where numerous clients were dragged through the courts, and consequently the industry would be forced underground, making it more unsafe for sex workers. Continue reading The Nordic Model is Officially Failing Miserably
We have had a lot to say about the criminalising of buying sex in Ireland. We have been clear that it makes things more dangerous for sex workers, and there is no need to go over those old arguments again. However, former British brothel owner Vivien Ella Walden, 68 says there could be another side effect, with a possible increase in rape and other sex crime. Continue reading Does Making Buying Sex Illegal Increase Rape Threat?
It’s been confirmed that the President of Ireland signed the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2017 on February 22nd, the law that prosecutes sex buyers in the country. Continue reading The President of Ireland Signs (Sexual Offences) Bill into Law
As a TD and decision maker you play an essential role in ensuring Ireland’s laws protect our most vulnerable people. Please use your elected office to protect some of our most vulnerable women and oppose Section 20 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015. Continue reading SWAI letter to Irish Deputies – Laura Lee
Sex worker Laura Lee is more than just a sexy lady. She’s incredibly intelligent and is using her smarts to fight for the rights of sex workers. In fact, she has been arguing against bringing in the Swedish model since it first gained attention in both Ireland and Northern Ireland. Continue reading Laura Lee To Legally Challenge Sex Work Ban!