Regional updates: Europe

The Swiss government has said that it is opposed to any new measures that would criminalise prostitution or the purchase of commercial services.

15th June 2015 by NSWP

The Swiss government has said that it is opposed to any new measures that would criminalise prostitution or the purchase of commercial services.

15th June 2015 by NSWP

Despite the recent failure of a previous attempt, a new campaign has launched in Scotland that hopes to criminalise the purchase of commercial sexual services. The “End Prostitution Now” campaign wants to put pressure on the Scottish Government to end demand, which they describe as the "root cause" of the country's "commercial sexual exploitation". They plan to utilise social media campaigns and to urge people to write to their representatives to ask them to support the proposal.

15th June 2015 by NSWP

Despite the recent failure of a previous attempt, a new campaign has launched in Scotland that hopes to criminalise the purchase of commercial sexual services. The “End Prostitution Now” campaign wants to put pressure on the Scottish Government to end demand, which they describe as the "root cause" of the country's "commercial sexual exploitation". They plan to utilise social media campaigns and to urge people to write to their representatives to ask them to support the proposal.

15th June 2015 by NSWP

Sex workers have been assembling in several manifestations in Paris and across France to protest the proposed criminalisation of their clients.

15th June 2015 by NSWP

Sex workers have been assembling in several manifestations in Paris and across France to protest the proposed criminalisation of their clients.

15th June 2015 by NSWP

Sex workers have been assembling in several manifestations in Paris and across France to protest the proposed criminalisation of their clients.

15th June 2015 by NSWP

In the UK, a new programme has begun offering sex workers retraining for different forms of employment. Run by the HIV and sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trust, the Sex Workers and New Ambitions Project (SNAP) offers “support and training to achieve your employment goals alongside or outside of sex working”. Participants receive one-to-one mentoring, professional skills coaching, CV and job search advice and, if they want, support into volunteering and work experience.

4th June 2015 by NSWP

In the UK, a new programme has begun offering sex workers retraining for different forms of employment. Run by the HIV and sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trust, the Sex Workers and New Ambitions Project (SNAP) offers “support and training to achieve your employment goals alongside or outside of sex working”. Participants receive one-to-one mentoring, professional skills coaching, CV and job search advice and, if they want, support into volunteering and work experience.

4th June 2015 by NSWP

From 1st June, 2015 a new law in Northern Ireland criminalising the purchase of sex will come into effect. This will make Northern Ireland the only region of the United Kingdom to adopt the Nordic model, after a similar bill failed to pass in Scotland in 2013.

26th May 2015 by NSWP