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.
 

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

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

In Spain, Catalonia is preparing for municipal elections in late May and regional elections in September. With that in mind, a new group has been established to lobby candidates on behalf of sex workers.

The Assembly of Sex Work Pro-rights Activists of Catalonia, is made up of sex workers and allies and is backed by the leftwing party CUP, and Barcelona en Comú, a coalition of parties and civic associations putting forward its own candidate for mayor in Barcelona’s municipal elections.

9th April 2015 by NSWP

In Spain, Catalonia is preparing for municipal elections in late May and regional elections in September. With that in mind, a new group has been established to lobby candidates on behalf of sex workers.

The Assembly of Sex Work Pro-rights Activists of Catalonia, is made up of sex workers and allies and is backed by the leftwing party CUP, and Barcelona en Comú, a coalition of parties and civic associations putting forward its own candidate for mayor in Barcelona’s municipal elections.

9th April 2015 by NSWP

PROUD, a sex workers association is organising a large demonstration of sex workers to protest against the continuing closure of window brothels in Amsterdam on Thursday April 9th. Amsterdam city council will be debating the controversial project 1012 that evening. PROUD, who represents sex workers in the Netherlands, will deliver a list of grievances and demands to the mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan.

8th April 2015 by NSWP

PROUD, a sex workers association is organising a large demonstration of sex workers to protest against the continuing closure of window brothels in Amsterdam on Thursday April 9th. Amsterdam city council will be debating the controversial project 1012 that evening. PROUD, who represents sex workers in the Netherlands, will deliver a list of grievances and demands to the mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan.

8th April 2015 by NSWP

NSWP values diversity and encourages applications from individuals with sex work experience but also welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Our core values are:

7th April 2015 by NSWP

According to a report at Human Rights Watch (HRW), Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, on the 2nd of April, repealed the health regulation used to justify roundups and forced HIV testing of people alleged to be sex workers.

6th April 2015 by NSWP

According to a report at Human Rights Watch (HRW), Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, on the 2nd of April, repealed the health regulation used to justify roundups and forced HIV testing of people alleged to be sex workers.

6th April 2015 by NSWP

According to a report at Human Rights Watch (HRW), Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, on the 2nd of April, repealed the health regulation used to justify roundups and forced HIV testing of people alleged to be sex workers.

6th April 2015 by NSWP