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.
 

As the French Senate prepared to debate a proposal to criminalise the clients of sex workers on Monday, March the 30th and Tuesday March the 31st, a university study showed that the vast majority of sex workers in France are opposed to the proposed new law.

31st March 2015 by NSWP

As the French Senate prepared to debate a proposal to criminalise the clients of sex workers on Monday, March the 30th and Tuesday March the 31st, a university study showed that the vast majority of sex workers in France are opposed to the proposed new law.

31st March 2015 by NSWP

On May 1st, Thai sex worker Thanta Laovilawanyakul enters the Danish stage in Copenhagen to add a new perspective to the question; why do Westerns travel around the globe to get something as banal as sex.

One by one, people from the audience will be lead onto the stage to play different experiences with sex worker Thanta Laovilawanyakul at Betty Nansens Theatre in Copenhagen in May.

The controversial play ‘Love-Theatre’ has been developed by two Danish instructors: Tue Biering and Jeppe Kristensen.

27th March 2015 by NSWP

On May 1st, Thai sex worker Thanta Laovilawanyakul enters the Danish stage in Copenhagen to add a new perspective to the question; why do Westerns travel around the globe to get something as banal as sex.

One by one, people from the audience will be lead onto the stage to play different experiences with sex worker Thanta Laovilawanyakul at Betty Nansens Theatre in Copenhagen in May.

The controversial play ‘Love-Theatre’ has been developed by two Danish instructors: Tue Biering and Jeppe Kristensen.

27th March 2015 by NSWP

On Monday, March the 16th, NSWP member group SCOT-PEP (Scottish Prostitutes Education Project) launched a Know Your Rights information card for indoor sex workers.

16th March 2015 by NSWP

On Monday, March the 16th, NSWP member group SCOT-PEP (Scottish Prostitutes Education Project) launched a Know Your Rights information card for indoor sex workers.

16th March 2015 by NSWP

The six-week long Leicester Red Project is in its second-to-last week, but there is still time to catch a final screening.

13th March 2015 by NSWP

The Independent reports that a civil court in Barcelona has ruled that sex workers in Spain are to be entitled to the same labour rights as workers in any other industry and that they should have the right to claim unemployment benefits when not in work.

11th March 2015 by NSWP

The Independent reports that a civil court in Barcelona has ruled that sex workers in Spain are to be entitled to the same labour rights as workers in any other industry and that they should have the right to claim unemployment benefits when not in work.

11th March 2015 by NSWP

Following January’s sold-out run of shows at the Arcola Theatre, London, the Sex Workers’ Opera is returning for a one-off performance to mark International Women’s Day 2015.

26th February 2015 by NSWP