Campaign for moratorium on sex worker arrests during Olympics
X:Talk have launched a campaign for a moratorium on sex worker arrests during the Olympics.
They are seeking a moratorium – a suspension of legal powers – on arrests of sex workers before and up to the end of the London Olympics.
'Governments and NGOs draw a link between sporting events and increase in trafficking, but there is no proven link. We ask for a moratorium because the usual response by governments to those assumptions is to crack down on sex workers. Up to now, anti-trafficking measures have mainly been about making criminal law interventions. But raids on brothels, for example, find that the number of people trafficked is nowhere near as many as thought.'