The outcome of the 2015 election is the most uncertain for many years. Disillusionment with established parties and the rise of the Greens and UKIP means that, in many constituencies, your vote will count like never before.
This website aims to give people in the sex industry – we who see the day to day reality and suffer the consequences of ill-informed or bigoted policy – a way to contact politicians safely.
It also allows people who care about people in the sex industry – our lovers, friends, family and clients, together with staff of health and support services, academic experts and other allies – to join the call for fair treatment and equal rights.
to support equal rights, safety and respect for the consent of people in the sex industry.
A plea from the National Ugly MugsHere is a plea from National Ugly Mugs asking us all to contact our prospective MPs before the general election. We must tell them that the Swedish Model (criminilising our clients) is not the way forward. If you are worried … Continue reading
Fact and FictionClaims made by anti prostitution organisations do not stand up to scrutiny. Here are the top 10 claims made by anti prostitution organisations and the truth behind their claims.
What is decriminalisation?There are three legal frameworks used to regulate prostitution: decriminalisation, criminalisation and legalisation. Much media and political debate posits only “legal” or “illegal” as options for the sex trade, but decriminalisation is the legal approach campaigned for by hundreds of sex worker lead organisations globally, several of which are in the UK. Many anti-sex workers’ rights campaigners use the terms “decriminalisation” and “legalisation” as if they are identical though they describe very different legal approaches. It is impossible to tell if they are doing this from genuine, if implausible, ignorance or an active desire to misinform by someone who may be…
A Manifesto for Safety in the Sex IndustryIn the run up to the 2015 election, the IUSW is writing to parliamentarians and PPCs with information about nine steps to tackle violence against people in the sex industry.