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17 12 2006

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Dear Friends,

 

Thank you for standing in solidarity with your brothers and sisters here in the United States and around the world. Today is a very important day, because today we remember all the women and men who have lost their lives because they chose to do sex work as their profession. It is incomprehensible to me why somebody would want to harm another human being because they are a prostitute. I will never understand why prostitutes do not deserve equal protection under the law. It is time to end the criminalization of prostitution and begin the healing process to stop discrimation and violence against sex workers. As long as we remain criminals, we will not be safe. As long as we are criminals, society will continue to abuse and dismiss us. We are human beings and we deserve to be safe. Decriminalize prostitution now and protect us, your brothers, sisters, mother’s, fathers, daughters and sons lives depend on it. 


We have compiled a list of names of women and girls, men and boys that have died while working in the line of prostitution.

Below are the names we could find. Please remember all of those that we could not find.

In Solidarity,

Robyn Few

 





Europap Conference Attendees Condemn Swedish Prostitution Laws

30 11 2006

International Sex Workers Meeting
19th January 2002
A session held at the EUROPAP/ENMP Conference in Milton Keynes, UK
18th- 20th January 2002

Note: This document was presented during the conference and was met with a standing ovation from almost all (if not all) of the conference attendees.


It was agreed that the Swedish legal model (criminalising clients of prostitutes) was being touted by some as an exemplary model, however sex workers have spoken out against this.


All sex workers at the meeting voiced their objections to the model and agreed that there should be some direct action to protest this. It was suggested that the meeting demand of the Conference that the entire Conference official voice its objections to the Swedish model based on the following statement:


We the International Union of Sex Workers and the International Network for Sex Work Projects, sex workers and our supporters at the EUROPAP/ENMP Conference in Milton Keynes,


-Agree that this model of legislation is counterproductive and inhumane.
-That this model increases the vulnerability of sex workers in Sweden and increases levels of violence.
-In addition that the Swedish model and laws on prostitution violate not only the basic human rights of sex workers, but also the basic human rights of their clients.


We call on the government of Sweden to scrap its anti-sex work laws and to lead the way in Europe and decriminalise prostitution in Sweden.
We call on the Conference at Milton Keynes to condemn in the strongest terms the Swedish model in favour of a more appropriate legal reform.


Therefore we call on those who support this protest to stand in solidarity and in solidarity with sex workers in Sweden who are oppressed by the legislation.


Direct action sponsored by the International Union of Sex Workers will follow this Conference which will voice the condemnation of the Swedish laws in the form of protests at the Swedish Embassy in the United Kingdom.

The International Network for Sex Work Projects will facilitate an email campaign aimed at Swedish parliamentarians to condemn the laws.


The meeting ended with a demand for the first five minutes of the last plenary of the Milton Keynes Conference to voice these objections and to call on the Conference participants to join in this campaign. A direct action protest would be called for at that plenary.





Rosinha Sambo – Taipei conference 2001 – on the Situation of Sex Workers in Sweden

30 11 2006

Address by Rosinha Sambo to the
Taipei Sex Worker Conference 2001
on the Situation of Sex Workers in Sweden 

To be a sex worker in Sweden, is dangerous.  It’s a hell- mostly dangerous.  We don’t know anymore, what, or how to do it.  What we have in Sweden, it’s a law who doesn’t make us any good, and doesn’t give us any choice.  Government in Sweden wants to rehabilitate us, to rehabilitate the sex worker, just like we are victims of some kind of dangerous sickness. 

Rehabilitate us as we could spread around this sickness.   I have, in vain, tried to explain, for politics, feminists, and other ignorant intellectuals, that this is a work, and that’s why this is also a choice. I have tried to explain that we should instead, have classes, on sex work.  To do it more safe, and better- especially for the younger generation of sex workers in this country now. 

All the Swedish Government does is abstract our work of trying to make it easier for the younger ones.  It’s very difficult in Sweden right now.  Very, very, difficult.  Specially the health question.  The health question, it’s in the air and nobody seems to care about it.  The sex workers are victims of everyone’s dangerous. 

She have to protect her customers in order to keep them.  She’s exposed to all sorts of criminals, psychos, sadists, because she must protect the customer.  Well, the problem is that Sweden lives on the looks- how does it looks like for the rest of the world.  That’s the most important for the Swedish, ah, Government.  They wanna look good, but they don’t really care, how are we do it.  Well, the polity, the politicians, they know very well that sex work continues, and that they have completely failed in their ridiculous try, to get rid of us.  This is how we know that.  Only because they don’t see us, it doesn’t mean we don’t exist.  They know that. 

But of course, Sweden is very far away from most of the rest of this planet, so not everybody go to Sweden every month to see how the hookers are doing. 

Well, one of the worse consequences with this law, is that there comes a lot of underage prostitution in Sweden.  The Mafia come inside- the Russian Mafia that has nothing to do with Sweden at all, should be the Swedish Mafia, okay, but, the Russian Mafia come into Sweden  with a lot of kidnapped young girls, older womens, all ages.  A lot of Swedish hookers get killed because they can’t call the Police any more.  Because if they call the Police, the word goes around that they put a call to the cops, come by that they got problems, and they lose all their customers.  So a lot of, um, women have got killed, and men.  Prostitutes, sex workers.  Just like me.  Just like many of us.  Others have moved.  Others have, ah, start, to drink too much, lost their children, and so on, and so on.Okay, for me, three years ago, before this law came, I was living with my two children.  And now, I’m not.  I have to put my children in Portugal, and be more careful before the Welfare comes and take them away, it’s a little excuse.  It’s very easy for a prostitute to lose her children now in Sweden.  If they know you are prostitute, they have their eyes on you.  If you get some problem, they take your children away immediately.  As I didn’t want to have that risk, I’d rather have my children living with my father’s family in Portugal, than with me.  So this law is splitting up families too, because I am not the only one  who is separated from their children right now, with this law. 

So another consequence of this law is that many Swedish sex workers now go to Norway, the neighbour country, it’s only some hours from Sweden when you go there through the train, and work there.  But of course, if I live 6  or 5 hours, 7 hours, away from, ah, Norway, I can’t go back home every day.  And that means that I have to have a baby-sitter.  And that means that I have to trust that baby-sitter very much.  Because I can only go home in the weekends, and not every weekend.  And that is very difficult.  Not only is embarrassing, that’s not the problem, but is difficult to leave your children with a stranger for a week, or for two weeks because you have to go to another country to work.  And also it overloads the Norwegian sex market.  The Norwegian hookers are getting crazy.  Because they have (?),they have, ah, ah, um, over, they’re over, um, sex.  So their prices in Norway have caved down, because of the Swedish law. 

The hookers run away to the countries right beside- Denmark and Norway.  But in Denmark the prices are lower, so they teach the Danish hookers to also go to Norway.  So, suddenly, Norway finds itself, with Danish and Swedish hooker.  And they don’t know what to do anymore, in Norway, so getting in the (?).  It’s a problem, it’s a big problem.  Say, the Swedish have the grace to give the problems to their neighbours.  They’re famous in Scandinavia for that. 

Then we have, the former, the ex, high standard’s Scandinavian hooker, not having, ah, anymore that the high standards, and ah, ah, faring for the future.  All Scandinavian hookers are in panic, from the south to the north of Scandinavia, because of the Swedish law.  So all the neighbour countries, Denmark, ah, Finland, Norway, they want the Swedish to change this law, but it’s so very difficult.  Very, very difficult.  Because the Swedish, they are happy because they win money on, ah, public transports to Norway, and Denmark.  Always full of hookers.  And customers.  Because the customers takes the boat over to Denmark, or to Finland, to fuck sometimes.  The ones that are more paranoid about the police, they go, and this is the usual, regular, customer that doesn’t want to get caught.  This is a big problem. 

And the law, is that, the Swedish Government is being very selfish here.  Because, ah, as long as they look good, out to the other, ah, their, with their fellow conservative idiots of the rest of the world, they’re happy.  They don’t care about putting the problems in the neighbour’s garden.  Is like for example, if I don’t want to have this big tree in my garden, I just in the night go dig it up from the ground and next day, my, my, ah, neighbour will wake up and have a shadow in the window.  It very (?).  No, I’m laughing but it true, but it very (?).  We all in Scandinavia agreed on the hookers, and no hookers are angry about the Swedish, ah, ah, law, because they are putting the problems, giving away their problems.  I’m very afraid that it could happen the same thing in other countries that are trying to copy this model.  

So, ah, it’s, um, necessary, ah, (? ?), and ah, especially the neighbour countries, to the countries that go to copy this model, pay very good attention, so you don’t get, um, market like we have in Norway now.  Its panic, the um, the organisation for Norway, the Prostitute Interests Organisation of Norway, called PION, which are my good friends, are helping all the hookers that are coming over the border, and  trying to get down rooms cheap and everything, even down, like first help, politic asylum.  But, ah, the normal sex worker, who has children in Norway, and bills to pay, is resenting very much because, she doesn’t get enough money any more to pay her bills because there comes a lot of other people that was not there before and ah, make the market much cheaper, and ah, customers disappear, is tough.  Complete tough.  And it will happen the same in all countries that are neighbours to countries who copy the Swedish model.  It’s a dangerous model, for the neighbours.  For us is very terrible, for us, the sex workers, that live in these countries, with these laws, like Sweden have right now.  For us it’s terrible.  But, for the neighbours, it gets much worse, because then they will have to get rid, not only of the outside hookers, but also their own hookers if they want to do something about the situation, and so on, and so on.  And then finally I don’t know where they will do that.  I don’t know.  Will they kill us?  Will they, um, exterminate us?  Will they invent gas caverns?  To put us inside so it is as if one for long time?  I don’t know.  It’s very dangerous, politic, this law.  Nobody thought about that before, but it is very, very, very, very dangerous..

I went to, high school, but I still feel like I graduate.  I graduate in prostitution.  I know more about prostitution.  I could say, I’m a doctor of prostitution.  And that’s why I’m sitting here, talking to you today.  And that’s also why, I wanna call a very huge SOS to Sweden, because all countries, trying to copy Sweden in this obviously terrible, and worthless, and fruitless law.  I want to call your attention, because Sweden, it’s, a very strong example, where that position can bring us to.  Where the law, so-called law and order can bring us to.  Well, if they won’t step back, we shouldn’t step back either.  If they are a model now, and they want to continue to be a model, we will let them be a model, and make sure that they will fail internationally.  And, that they will recognise their mistake, because, as a model they are being watched, and everybody will see them fail.  Well, every country that have learned of Sweden, and is trying to hound us away from the face of the earth, they should only need to see that it doesn’t work like this, and that, we can only do from Sweden. 

All countries have their eyes on Sweden, in this issue, and that’s why I’m here, for one more time to appeal to all my colleagues, from all over the world.

http://www.bayswan.org/swed/rosswed.html





The “Swedish model” – arguments, consequences

30 11 2006

Paper presented at Montreal Forum XXX

The “Swedish model”

Johannes Eriksson, ROSEA, Sweden, and ICRSE – International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe, Amsterdam.





Sex work & union – Berlin conference 7-8 dec. 2006

30 11 2006

 Sex work & union

The next sexworker networking event is the conference

   Germany: Sex work & union
   Federal executive committee of Ver.di – Berlin

Sex work – a profession in need of representational bodies?
European trade unions in debate with “sex workers”
Expert conference 7th to 8th December 2006 in Berlin

Sexarbeit – ein Beruf mit Interessensvertretu ng?
European trade unions in debate with sexworkers”
Fachkonferenz am 7. / 8.12.2006 in Berlin

Trabajo sexual – una profesión en necesidad de órganos de representació n?
Los sindicatos europeos en debate con “trabajadores sexuales”
Conferencia especializada del 7 al 8 de diciembre de 2006 en Berlín

Conference details:
http://www.sexworkeurope. org/site/ images/PDFs/ berlin_2006_ en.pdf





Balder Mørch’s debat om købesex

27 11 2006

Den 19 oktober 2005 – inviterede Balder Mørch (SF) til debat om købesex og hvorvidt købesex skulle forbydes..
Jeg var jo netop hjemvendt fra Europæiske prostituerede’s konference i Bruxell og valgte selvfølgellig at møde op til Balder Mørch’s debat aften med en svensk kollega.

Debatten var ikke andet end en god gang propaganda for at fremme Dorit Otzen’s ønske om kriminalisering af mænd som køber sex!

her er et par link jeg har fisket frem som omhandler Balder Mørch’s debat aften fra Frederiksberg :

Skal køb af sex forbydes ?

Prostitution og open source

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billeder fra Balder Mørch’s debat om prostitution :

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European Sex Workers conference in EU Parliament

27 11 2006

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Sex Work, Human Rights, Labour, and Migration Conference

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Event Date(s): October 15, 2005 – October 17, 2005

At the conference “Sex Work, Human Rights, Labour, and Migration,” 120 sex workers from 26 countries gathered to develop a common platform for ending discrimination against the commercial sex industry and for demanding their rights. Organized by the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE), the conference gave sex workers the opportunity to collaborate with each other and with their allies from human rights, labor, and migration organizations (who joined them on October 16) to share expertise and determine future courses of action.

The conference grew out of several years of research into the problems facing sex workers in Europe, and led to the draft version of “The Declaration on the Rights of Sex Workers.” At the conference, participants refined the declaration and made recommendations regarding the protection of sex workers’ human rights, violence against sex workers, labor rights, migration, and trafficking. The final day of the conference was hosted by the Greens and European Free Alliance at the European Parliament where participants presented the final Declaration, Recommendations, and Sex Worker Manifesto. All three versions of the document are available for download below.

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Læs Europæiske Sex arbejders DECLARATION og MANIFESTO,  som vi – 120 Europæiske sex arbejdere,  har videreleveret til EU Parlamentet under vores konference d. 17 oktober 2005.

Declaration :
The Declaration of the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe

The Declaration of the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe

 

Manifesto :
Sex Workers in Europe Manifesto

Sex Workers in Europe MANIFESTO

 

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European Sexworkers conference in EU

 VIP XCORTEN – Maj’s photoset:

 

European Sex Workers conference in EU – 17 oct. 2005

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European Sex Workers demonstration – Brussels – 17 oct. 2005

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Sex Workers Ask EU to Respect Their ‘Rights’

By Eva Cahen
CNSNews.com Correspondent
October 27, 2005

(CNSNews.com) – European sex workers want European Union governments to respect their human rights and apply labor laws to their profession.The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE), a newly organized lobbying group, has issued a declaration intended to create awareness of their situation among elected representatives, governments, and non-governmental organizations.“Sex work is work and a profession, sex workers are workers and must be recognized as such,” reads the declaration.

According to the group, sex workers are often excluded from the application of human right and labor laws in many countries, merely because government policies “aim to make sex work invisible.”

The group also complains that prostitution is not recognized as legal labor.“We are just asking the governments to apply these rights to sex workers, who deserve them as much as anyone else,” said Petra Timmerman, a spokesperson for the ICRSE.The group’s declaration lists examples of rights violation that sex workers suffer throughout Europe because of their profession.

In
Greece for example, where sex work is legal, prostitutes are not allowed to marry but if they do, they lose their license to practice, making it impossible for them to combine family life with their profession.

In
France, grown children of sex workers can be charged with “living off” the sex worker’s income – pimping, in other words.

In
Portugal and other countries, sex workers sometimes lose custody of their children solely on the basis of their occupation.

In some countries, prostitutes are often presumed to be guilty and denied the right to a fair trial.Sex workers who are victims of violence sometimes are not given the support and protection of a nation’s laws just because they are prostitutes.Migrant and trafficked sex workers at times also are denied judicial protection because they lack legal residency permits.

Timmerman said that in most countries, while prostitution is legal or tolerated, sex work is made illegal through the activities tied to it.“For example, communication for the purpose of prostitution is illegal, and it is these kinds of laws that make it illegal to do your work without being a criminal in some way,” she said.

The declaration was created and endorsed by a group of some 200 sex workers from 30 countries gathered inBrussels on October 16 and 17 for the European Conference on Sex Work, Human Rights, Labor and Migration.

The conference was hosted by Monica Frassoni, an Italian Greens-European Free Alliance member of the European Parliament.The declaration will be presented to the European parliament for debate and a draft resolution.Recommendations formulated by the group say that giving sex workers the same human rights as everyone else could help protect them from violence, exploitation and human trafficking.“The more people are aware that they have rights to make decisions about their lives, the less vulnerable they are to exploitation,” said Timmerman.“If someone has the right to consider doing sex work in another country, it is likely they will not need to rely on illegal means to get there.”The group argues that sex workers should have the same protected rights that have been granted to other groups such as migrant laborers and agricultural workers.“If people are going to work, they should be working under the best possible conditions, with as many rights as possible, so they’re not at the mercy of people who want to exploit them,” said Timmerman.

Along with being able to enjoy full rights, sex workers would also become part of their society by paying taxes that would grant them the same rights to health care, schools and pensions as other citizens.“It’s going to be a bit of a learning curve for sex workers,” said Timmerman. “If you work and you pay taxes, you can walk into a hospital for health care.” 

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Sex workers meet in Brussels to demand labor rights  

18:15 2005-10-17


Sex workers from across the European Union met at the European Parliament on Monday to demand labor rights and an end to what they call repressive policies against prostitution.
Meeting under the auspices of Italian deputy Vittorio Emanuele Agnoletto, some 120 sex workers from 23 countries held a conference to exchange personal experiences from the street and major issues concerning prostitution, including the public image of the profession and working conditions. The participants – both organized and individual sex workers – demanded the same labor rights and social assistance as all other employees in
Europe, the AP reports.
Legislation on prostitution currently varies from country to country within the EU. In the Netherlands and theCzech
Republic, for example, prostitution is licensed and regulated by the state.
Conference participants were to hold a rally in downtown
Brussels later Monday to raise public awareness of the problem.
Agnolleto said he would initiate a debate on the issue at the EU assembly and draft a resolution.
A.M.

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RIGHTS:
Sex Workers Ask to Be Seen as Workers
Stefania BianchiBRUSSELS, Oct 18 (IPS) – A group of sex workers from across the European Union is demanding the same social rights as other employees, and calling for an end to “repressive policies” against prostitution.

Some 120 male and female sex workers from 23 countries met at the European Parliament Monday (Oct. 17) to urge the European Union (EU) to end discrimination against the sex industry.

“What we do is work and we want it recognised as that,” Ruth Morgan Thomas, a Scottish sex worker and organiser of the conference told media representatives Monday (Oct. 17).

Under the auspices of the Italian Socialist member of the European Parliament (MEP) Vittorio Emanuele Agnoletto, sex workers from the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) discussed labour issues, migration and human rights. The committee is a Dutch-based lobby group of current and former prostitutes.

“We organised this conference in response to the increasingly repressive legislative policies and practices across Europe against sex workers and the sex industry,” said Morgan Thomas.

The sex workers say “repressive policies” on migration, public order and morality have led to the increasing vulnerability of sex workers. They insisted they were against all forms of human trafficking and exploitation.

“Anti-prostitution and anti-migration policies negatively affect the rights of sex workers, whereas increasing emphasis on citizen security, law and order and closing borders have impeded the growth of rights movements in general,” they said in their statement.

Camille Cabral, representing French sex workers, said it was time to end the stigma associated with the sex industry. “You shouldn’t hide yourselves, you shouldn’t be ashamed,” she said. “All societies should accept and give (the same) sort of statute to this profession as to any other.”

The ICRSE says regulating the sector would curb exploitation and boost prostitutes’ willingness to pay tax in return for rights and social protection.

“Many problems could be solved if sex workers were treated the same as any other labour issue,” Ana Lopes, a British-based sex worker originally from Portugal told media representatives.

The cause of the sex workers is being championed by Agnolleto, who endorsed the sex workers’ declaration. He says he will initiate a debate on the issue in the European Parliament.

“I believe this declaration is important not only for sexual workers, but it also could become very important for the European civil society,” he said.

But a conference hosted by the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), also at the European Parliament Monday, sought to develop policy and best practices against prostitution and trafficking in Europe.

“We oppose any move that would create the idea that sex work is normal work that your or my daughter would be ambitious enough to do when she’s 17 or 18,” said Mary McPhail, organiser of the conference.

McPhail argued that 98 percent of people involved in prostitution had become so engaged without any choice, and insisted that prostitution is fundamentally exploitative.

The EWL says the sex industry across Europe cannot be considered normal activity, because in many countries it is controlled by organised crime gangs.

“We do not agree with the definition of prostitution as sex work or as a profession,” Colette De Troy from the European Women’s Lobby told IPS Tuesday. She said promoting sex work as “normal” will not help solve problems such as trafficking and illegal immigration.

“We are convinced that policies should tackle the demand, which fuels the traffic, and measures should be provided to allow women, children, men or transgenders to exit prostitution,” she added.

Prostitution is legal in some EU states and tolerated in most European countries. In the Netherlands and the Czech Republic prostitution is licensed and regulated by the state, but in many European states the sex industry flourishes in the black market where women are trafficked from poor countries to work as prostitutes. Their passports are often stolen to prevent their escape from sex slavery.

The increase in trafficking from Eastern Europe to the European Union over the last three years has made tackling it a priority on the agenda of the British presidency of the bloc. A new European Commission proposal on combating trafficking is expected Oct. 19. (FIN/2005)

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Sex Workers Ask EU to Respect Their ‘Rights’
Eva Cahen
Correspondent

(CNSNews.com) – European sex workers want European Union governments to respect their human rights and apply labor laws to their profession.The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE), a newly organized lobbying group, has issued a declaration intended to create awareness of their situation among elected representatives, governments, and non-governmental organizations.“Sex work is work and a profession, sex workers are workers and must be recognized as such,” reads the declaration.According to the group, sex workers are often excluded from the application of human right and labor laws in many countries, merely because government policies “aim to make sex work invisible.” The group also complains that prostitution is not recognized as legal labor.“We are just asking the governments to apply these rights to sex workers, who deserve them as much as anyone else,” said Petra Timmerman, a spokesperson for the ICRSE.The group’s declaration lists examples of rights violation that sex workers suffer throughout Europe because of their profession.In Greece for example, where sex work is legal, prostitutes are not allowed to marry but if they do, they lose their license to practice, making it impossible for them to combine family life with their profession.

In France, grown children of sex workers can be charged with “living off” the sex worker’s income – pimping, in other words.

In Portugal and other countries, sex workers sometimes lose custody of their children solely on the basis of their occupation.

In some countries, prostitutes are often presumed to be guilty and denied the right to a fair trial.

Sex workers who are victims of violence sometimes are not given the support and protection of a nation’s laws just because they are prostitutes.

Migrant and trafficked sex workers at times also are denied judicial protection because they lack legal residency permits.

Timmerman said that in most countries, while prostitution is legal or tolerated, sex work is made illegal through the activities tied to it.

“For example, communication for the purpose of prostitution is illegal, and it is these kinds of laws that make it illegal to do your work without being a criminal in some way,” she said.

The declaration was created and endorsed by a group of some 200 sex workers from 30 countries gathered in Brussels on October 16 and 17 for the European Conference on Sex Work, Human Rights, Labor and Migration.

The conference was hosted by Monica Frassoni, an Italian Greens-European Free Alliance member of the European Parliament.

The declaration will be presented to the European parliament for debate and a draft resolution.

Recommendations formulated by the group say that giving sex workers the same human rights as everyone else could help protect them from violence, exploitation and human trafficking.

“The more people are aware that they have rights to make decisions about their lives, the less vulnerable they are to exploitation,” said Timmerman.

“If someone has the right to consider doing sex work in another country, it is likely they will not need to rely on illegal means to get there.”

The group argues that sex workers should have the same protected rights that have been granted to other groups such as migrant laborers and agricultural workers.

“If people are going to work, they should be working under the best possible conditions, with as many rights as possible, so they’re not at the mercy of people who want to exploit them,” said Timmerman.

Along with being able to enjoy full rights, sex workers would also become part of their society by paying taxes that would grant them the same rights to health care, schools and pensions as other citizens.

“It’s going to be a bit of a learning curve for sex workers,” said Timmerman. “If you work and you pay taxes, you can walk into a hospital for health care.”
 

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Sex workers demand respect in EU – 10/18/05

By Jesse Russell

European sex workers, both male and female, held a press conference at the European Parliament yesterday demanding that their profession be recognized as work. The sex workers are seeking the same social rights extended to other industries. The workers believe that regualting prostitution and other forms of sex work across the EU would decrease exploitation, slavery and increase the willingness of most to pay taxes.

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Dr. Camille Cabral, academic and sex worker.

Continental Drift

As the E.U. struggles to unite, prostitutes are forming unions and courting politicians. Is legalization next?
by Alastair McKay  January 3, 2006 – http://www.nerve.com/dispatches/mckay/euprostitutes/printcopy.asp

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