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In Conversation With: Red Umbrella Sweden

On 31 May, the Swedish Parliament is set to vote on a proposal that includes ramping up penalties for the clients of sex workers from a fine to a prison sentence.

Marin Scarlett, Communications Officer, ESWA

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Colorado sex workers gain new protections under law signed by Gov. Jared Polis»

The policy grants sex workers immunity from prostitution charges when reporting any of about two-dozen crimes, including human trafficking, murder, manslaughter, assault, false imprisonment and stalking.

ESWA welcome EU decision on mandatory phone registration for adult content creators on porn platforms within the Digital Services Act»

The European Sex Workers' Rights Alliance (ESWA) has welcomed the EU’s decision not to include mandatory phone registration for adult content creators on porn platforms within the Digital Services Act.

NSWP, HRI and INPUD write joint submission to WHO public hearing on developing the new 'Pandemic Treaty'»

COVID-19 and related governments policies – often overwhelmingly punitive – disproportionately impacted vulnerable, marginalised, and criminalised communities such as people who use drugs and sex workers in all their diversity. This led to widespread human rights violations, and ineffective pandemic responses.

Belgium Decriminalizes Prostitution»

"In terms of sex work, this is a historic reform," Van Quickenborne said in a statement. "It ensures that sex workers are no longer stigmatised, exploited and made dependent on others. Belgium is the first country in Europe to decriminalise sex work."