Regional updates: Europe

The Europe region is made up of three different regional networks.

  • The International Committee for the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) is an European network of sex workers and allies and was formed in 2004 to organise the 2005 European Conference on Sex Work, Human Rights, Labour and Migration in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) is a network of sex workers' groups and civil society organisations engaged in advocating the Human Rights of the sex workers formed in 2006 in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
  • TAMPEP (European Network for HIV/STI Prevention and Health Promotion among Migrant Sex Workers) is an international networking and intervention project operating in 25 countries, including 10 countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

Board members

Pye Jakobsson, (Rose Alliance), Sweden. Pye is currently President of NSWP.

Borce Bozinov, (STAR-STAR), Macedonia.

Morgane Merteuil, (STRASS), France.
 

Earlier this month, there was news from Spain’s Catalonia region that, prior to the municipal elections that will take place in late May and the regional elections in September, a new group had been established to lobby candidates on behalf of sex workers.

24th April 2015 by NSWP

Earlier this month, there was news from Spain’s Catalonia region that, prior to the municipal elections that will take place in late May and the regional elections in September, a new group had been established to lobby candidates on behalf of sex workers.

24th April 2015 by NSWP

Earlier this month, there was news from Spain’s Catalonia region that, prior to the municipal elections that will take place in late May and the regional elections in September, a new group had been established to lobby candidates on behalf of sex workers.

24th April 2015 by NSWP

In yet another conflation of sex work and human trafficking, the Canadian province of Saskatchewan will no longer allow licensed strip clubs because of concerns about “human trafficking and sexual exploitation.”

The Premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall announced last month that his government would reverse its decision to allow licensed strip clubs because of concerns about human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

20th April 2015 by NSWP

In yet another conflation of sex work and human trafficking, the Canadian province of Saskatchewan will no longer allow licensed strip clubs because of concerns about “human trafficking and sexual exploitation.”

The Premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall announced last month that his government would reverse its decision to allow licensed strip clubs because of concerns about human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

20th April 2015 by NSWP

In yet another conflation of sex work and human trafficking, the Canadian province of Saskatchewan will no longer allow licensed strip clubs because of concerns about “human trafficking and sexual exploitation.”

The Premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall announced last month that his government would reverse its decision to allow licensed strip clubs because of concerns about human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

20th April 2015 by NSWP

A report for Edinburgh council’s health and social care committee has found that the city’s sex workers are facing increased health risks following a police crackdown on saunas.

20th April 2015 by NSWP

A report for Edinburgh council’s health and social care committee has found that the city’s sex workers are facing increased health risks following a police crackdown on saunas.

20th April 2015 by NSWP

A report for Edinburgh council’s health and social care committee has found that the city’s sex workers are facing increased health risks following a police crackdown on saunas.

20th April 2015 by NSWP

In late March, the Spanish parliament passed a controversial “gagging law,” (known as “ley mordaza”) which includes provisions that rights groups say infringe on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

13th April 2015 by NSWP