Scotland, Sweden, France, Germany, you name it, the criminalisation of sex work debate rumbles on.
It is impossible to get through the week without a news story highlighting a parliamentary debate or protest regarding some element of
criminalising the sex work industry in some country, or another.
22nd-29th November 2013, saw European HIV testing week. With World Aids Day on 1st December, all the focus is on HI
HIV has been around for some 30+ years, so everyone is clued up on the virus, how it can be transmitted and how it can affect people, right?
In my last Blog I talked about the media and their reporting on sex work and trafficking. In this Blog I want to tell you of a genuine trafficking situation I was involved in which is in stark contrast to the above.
Clip from Coventry Telegraph http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/three-women-rescued-dramatic-raid-6264181
Hi all, well it has been an eventful couple of weeks in Coventry for THT/SWISH.
First a bit of background: I have been working for some time now with our local police on how they “deal with brothels” as this is a key target area for their operations. In Coventry, the police already use Operation Scarlet for street sex work and kerb crawling. Anyone cautioned for street sex work will be put before the courts and an Engagement and Support Order imposed, and those caught kerb crawling have the option to avoid court and attend a rehabilitation course.
is in force to look for those who may have been trafficked for the purposes of
sexual exploitation and is the operation in force when the Police “deal with
brothels”.For some time now
THT/SWISH have been working with, and supporting the Police regarding indoor
It is being reported in the USA that the number of men visiting sex workers is reducing. In a national survey undertaken by NORC at the University of Chicago, the General Social Survey provides figures on paying for sexual services.
So, whilst we have be cautious about how the question was asked and whether it is a continuing trend in the USA, we did wonder whether this was the experience in the UK and if so what were the reasons behind it and what are the implications for sex workers?