Monthly Archives: November 2011

Trafficking figures in Germany

Thanks to the German forum on line http://www.sexworker.at/ which has done this graphic with the figures from the Federal German police about trafficking and pimping in this country. These figures represent the number of people who have been identified by the … Continue reading

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How do we quit sex work?

Some people want a world without prostitution and campaign for the criminalisation of our clients. I always argue that the criminalisation of our clients is not going to make us disappear but make our work more clandestine, more dangerous and potentially … Continue reading

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Candle vigil walk to end violence against sex workers

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=310932608917358 Time 15 December · 18:00 – 21:00 Location Picadilly circus Created by: Thierry Schaffauser More info At the occasion of the international day to end violence against sex workers, a candle vigil walk through Soho is organised to remember our colleagues who … Continue reading

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Join the GMB branch I50 (SEX WORKERS’ BRANCH)

–          Be recognised as a real worker and real trade unionist, at least by other workers in the labour movement –          Campaign for the decriminalisation of sex work and for sex workers’ labour rights –          Receive benefits from GMB: free … Continue reading

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STRASS in Paris demonstration

This is what the text says: Demonstration , Paris 2nd of june 2011. Anniversary day of the occupation of the church of st Nizier in Lyons by prostitutes in 1975. Against the criminalisation of soliciting. Against fines. Against our cars / … Continue reading

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IUSW fired me

membership of IUSW activist group 09/19/11 11:09 PM   “IU SW” To: zezetta.star@gmx.com   Dear Thierry   With great regret, the International Union of Sex Workers’ Committee is writing to inform you of your suspension from the IUSW activist group … Continue reading

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Sex work and anti-capitalism

During the last Sex Worker Open University[1], there was a workshop about how to include our struggles as sex workers within the larger anti-capitalist movement. Most of the workshop was spent rather on how to react to attacks from the … Continue reading

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