Protest against criminalisation proposals in France
Members of STRASS and other activists organised a demonstration on Friday 26th October, outside the Courthouse in Toulouse, France to protest against the proposals being brought forward to criminalise clients of sex workers and the crime of solicitation.
The event, held during the National Congress of the Socialist Party was part of ongoing action in the face of the plans of the French Minister for Women's Rights.
The activists oppose the proposals and denounced the disastrous consequences they will cause including more violence, more infections and fewer rights. They also released a list of demands which included that sex workers are actually consulted and involved in public policies that affect them and the repeal of the offence of soliciting and all laws that criminalise sex workers.
You can read more including the full list of demands (In French) in the press release below.