Sex Workers' Rights
Turning a blind eye after the implications of harm from prostitution legislation - A letter to Kenny MacAskill
Janine Ewen, advocate for sex workers’ rights in Scotland, writes a letter to Kenny MacAskill in response to the former Justice Secretary’s article in The Scotsman 7 June, where he argued that there may not be a legislative solution to the “deep rooted social problems” inherent in prostitution
DEAR Mr MacAskill,
SNP youth to campaign for sex work decriminalisation following national conference
Young SNP members commit to non-party grassroots independence campaign and efforts to tackle gender inequality
AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE of Young Scots for Independence (YSI), the youth wing of the SNP, members unanimously passed a motion to back decriminalisation of sex work, in a move which sets them apart from the official party position.
Sex workers rights groups slam new Scottish Labour policy on sex work
Campaigners claim plans will leave women vulnerable to violence and continued criminalisation
SEX WORKERS rights groups have slammed a new Scottish Labour policy to tackle the sex industry as likely to increase the risks of "violence" to sex workers.
The Labour policy proposes what the party calls a "three pronged framework" of criminalising the buyers of sex, decriminalisation for people "involved in prostitution", and providing long term support for those who are exploited in sex work.
CommonSpace Page 3: Sex workers' rights campaigner Laura Lee (@GlasgaeLauraLee)
In the latest of our series on inspiring women , we meet sex workers' rights campaigner Laura Lee, who is currently taking on the Northern Ireland authorities
THIS week's CommonSpace Page 3 spot for inspiring women goes to Laura Lee, a campaigner for sex workers' rights.
Sex workers faced "much higher levels of police harassment" due to Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Meeting hears from variety of groups on proposed reforms of law for sex workers
A MEETING in parliament to discuss prostitution reform in Scotland has heard claims that the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow caused a surge in police harassment of sex workers.
Laura Lee: Why sex work must be decriminalised and workers' voices heard
Campaigner and sex worker Laura Lee says those working in the sex trade should have the biggest say on legislation
WHAT started as a promising article by Cath Sullivan on Jean Urquhart's proposition on the decriminalisation of sex work sadly dissolved into stereotypes and myths.
Laura Lee: Church leaders should be ignored - try listening to sex workers instead
Laura Lee, an Irish mother, writer and sex workers' rights campaigner, gives her reaction to the intervention of religious leaders calling for a change in the way the law handles the sex industry (click here to read more)
YESTERDAY saw a calling for the implementation of the so called Nordic model by none other than church leaders.