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PION’s speech on 17. December

The 17th of December is the international day to end violence against sex workers

Lilith Christine Nepstad Staalesen

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Alliance for the Safety of Prostitutes (1981-1987)»

On June 20, 12 members of ASP presented themselves at the Anglican Christ Church Cathedral in the middle of the afternoon service and began a four-day occupation. They were welcomed by Archbishop Douglas Hambridge, who invited ASP spokeswoman Sally de Quadros to address the congregation and explain the prostitutes' need for protection from police harassment. 

Who’s Afraid of a Sex Workers’ Union?»

OTRAS calls this abolitionist opposition “the industry.” “They live really well off of their discussions, books, workshops, conferences, without ever including sex workers,”

From brothels to independence: the neoliberalisation of (sex) work»

In the last decade, working in flats and saunas has become increasingly risky and difficult. This is in part due to increased immigration raids, neighbourhood gentrification, and the closure of many premises by police with the help of abolitionist feminists. It is also partly a consequence of the broader incorporation of informal service work into the online, freelance, customer-reviewed ‘gig’ economy.

Op-Ed: Why decriminalizing sex work is central for gender equity, public health, and racial justice»

Sex workers are important members of our communities and, most importantly, we are human. We are worthy of compassion, support, equal justice, and protection of the law. The law shouldn’t call me a criminal for exercising autonomy over my body.