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The Closing of Sex Worker Detention Centres in Vietnam

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A big step for the health and well-being of all Vietnamese women, men & children

People's Parliament Meeting, House of Commons: Stop the Criminalisation of Sex Work - Safety First

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The English Collective of Prostitutes will be chairing a meeting to be held in the People's Parliament in the House of Commons to argue against the criminalisation of sex work.

An All-Party Parliamentary Group has just recommended changing the prostitution laws to criminalise clients.

Criminalising clients will not stop prostitution, nor will it stop the criminalisation of women.  But it will make it more dangerous and stigmatising for sex workers.  

Monica Jones in Court Today

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File 1372Recently, Monica Jones, a human rights defender with SWOP, was profiled and wrongfully arrested by Phoenix police because she is a transgender woman of colour.

Amnesty Cautions Against the Criminalisation of Clients Clause in Northern Irish Trafficking Bill

The Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill proposed by Lord Morrow currently being considered in Northern Ireland could, if passed into law, usefully place support for victims of human trafficking on a statutory basis and amalgamate some existing legislation into one single Act. The Bill includes a clause that recommends the criminalisation of the purchase of sex to reduce demand for trafficking.

NSWP Statement in Response to European Parliament Support for Proposals Criminalising the Purchase of Sex

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2014

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) have released a statement strongly condemning the recent EU Parliament vote on the flawed report prepared by MEP Mary Honeyball.

NSWP Statement in Response to EU Support for Honeyball Report

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) have released a statement strongly condemning the recent EU Parliament vote on the flawed report prepared by MEP Mary Honeyball.

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Flawed Honeyball Report on Sex Work Backed by European Parliament

MEP Mary Honeyball's flawed and factually incorrect report 'Sexual exploitation and prostitution and its impact on gender equality' was backed by the European Parliament yesterday.The final report by Mary Honeyball, MEP was approved by the European Parliament by 349 votes to 139 on the 27thof February 2014.

Jasmine and Dora 4-Ever Video launched on Eve of Vote by EU to Support Criminalisation of Clients.

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In 2012 during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, Carol Leigh from Bayswan met and interviewed Petite Jasmine with Pye Jakobbson from Rose Alliance of Sweden. Petite Jasmine was murdered one year later, a victim of the stigmatisation and legal discrimination that sex workers face.

12 anti-trafficking NGOs criticise Mary Honeyball report

La Strada International (LSI), the European NGO Network against Trafficking in Human Beings, and its partners in the LSI NGO platform – who are united against trafficking in human beings, have issued a statement strongly opposing the report by the FEMM committee that was drafted by Mary Honeyball. The report on ‘sexual exploitation and prostitution and its impact on gender equality’ calls for the so-called ‘Swedish Model’.

560 civil society organisations & 86 researchers tell the European Parliament to reject a report on prostitution by Mary Honeyball

More than 560 civil society organisations and 86 researchers tell the European Parliament to reject a report on prostitution by Mary Honeyball, MEP for London, which promotes the criminalisation of clients of sex workers, in an upcoming plenary session on February 27th.

560 NGOs and civil society organisations and 786 academics and researchers have signed letters to the members of the European Parliament