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# Sex Workers

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# nordic model
Sex workers 'fear for their safety' if clients are criminalised
Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she is “examining” legislation that would criminalise buying sex.
# pandemic
Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'
Some sex workers don’t carry condoms, to avoid arrest. This is a big problem.
# the birds and the bees
'Sex didn’t exist until the Late Late show': Can Irish people talk about intimacy?
A conference taking place in Cork this weekend aims to start a public discussion on sexual wellbeing.
# World Cup
Brazil worried World Cup will mean surge in child prostitution
Officials are now plastering public spaces with awareness-raising messages to warn tourists that child exploitation is a crime.
# Aids
Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village
The going rate for sex in Kasensero is as little as €1.50.
# Sex Workers
Prostitutes in Ibiza register to pay taxes and receive welfare
Because of the move, the women will be entitled to state benefits.
# Prostitution
France passes law to ban the purchase of sex, ICI calls on Ireland to follow suit
French lawmakers today approved the controversial bill that will make the clients of prostitutes liable for fines starting at €1,500.
# at the drive-in
Switzerland's first sex drive-in opened this evening
The new drive-ins are designed to be safer for sex workers, with alarm buttons, doctors and security guards on-hand – but will people actually use them?
# Prostitution
Committee on prostitution legislation to hear from award-winning journalist
A wide variety of people and organisations working with those involved in prostitution have been asked to give their views on changes to prostitution legislation today – including RTÉ’s Paul Maguire.
# Sex Workers
Former sex workers to speak to Justice committee on prostitution laws
The news comes days after former ‘Belle de Jour’ escort Brooke Magnanti expressed her concerns about the fact no sex workers to date had spoken to the committee.
# Prostitution
Former 'Belle de Jour' concerned about Irish sex workers legislation
Brooke Magnanti told that sex workers themselves need to get to speak to the government on the issue – not just groups representing them.
Column: Think about sex trafficking. Do Irish people come to mind?
They should. Irish people have been trafficked abroad for sex – but it’s not as simple as you might think, writes David Lohan.
Column: Intervening in prostitution is not acting the nanny
Advocating the selling of sex is not just a bad idea, writes Lisa McInerney, but also a very blinkered one.
# Prostitution
Sex workers concerned over 'indiscriminate nature' of brothel raids
Carrying out searches in “all known properties” and not just ones suspected of exploitation or trafficking is dangerous for independent sex workers, says SWAI.
Column: Sex workers face brutal abuse. Do we want this to be ‘normal’?
It’s time for legal action on the ‘oldest profession’ – which is far from a necessary evil, writes Denise Charlton.
Column: Do we have the right to buy or sell sex?
Criminalising people who pay for sex diverts attention from the real victims being exploited, argues Paul Ryan
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.