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#Sex Workers

From TheJournal.ie Sex workers' support group praises 20 year sentence for rapist as it thanks victims for coming forward Conviction

Sex workers' support group praises 20 year sentence for rapist as it thanks victims for coming forward

Gheorghe Goidan was sentenced to 20 years today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I tried to fight so hard. I was chained and I had bruises': Woman forced into prostitution speaks out Crimecall

'I tried to fight so hard. I was chained and I had bruises': Woman forced into prostitution speaks out

Mary spoke about her ordeal, and what she had to do while she was kept by her human traffickers.

From TheJournal.ie 36 people questioned by gardaí as part of weekend operation targeting the buying of sex Sex Work

36 people questioned by gardaí as part of weekend operation targeting the buying of sex

Gardaí said they carried out operations in six divisions last weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Amsterdam to ban guided tours through Red Light District from next year Disrespectful

Amsterdam to ban guided tours through Red Light District from next year

Local authorities said that guided tours in the area are often “not respectful towards sex workers”.

From TheJournal.ie No convictions secured against sex buyers since new laws introduced Escorts Ireland

No convictions secured against sex buyers since new laws introduced

Websites advertising sex remain operational.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns growing about the number of underage boys being abused in Dublin brothels Sex Workers

Concerns growing about the number of underage boys being abused in Dublin brothels

A number of suspected brothels have been raided by gardaí in the last year.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'All labour involves selling our bodies in some form, so what is different about sex work?' Opinion

Opinion: 'All labour involves selling our bodies in some form, so what is different about sex work?'

Sex workers exist, there is no sign of them disappearing, and they deserve the same rights as other workers, writes Danny Rigg.

From TheJournal.ie Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year Ruhama

Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year

The nationalities that had the highest access rate to Ruhama’s casework service were Nigerian (63 cases) and Irish (41)

From TheJournal.ie Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed Prostitution

Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed

Supporters and detractors of the new law have spoken of their frustration over the new bill.

From TheJournal.ie 'I work because they are lonely': Sex workers describe the dangers of the trade at Christmas Dangers Of The Job

'I work because they are lonely': Sex workers describe the dangers of the trade at Christmas

Many sex workers face added dangers at Christmas time.

From TheJournal.ie 'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland Prostitution

'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland

Not everyone is happy with the new legislation.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't see it as a solution': Government minister says proposed sex worker laws won't work Breaking Rank

'I don't see it as a solution': Government minister says proposed sex worker laws won't work

Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy said Ireland has not got the resources to police prostitution.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not working': Sex worker challenges new laws in court Belfast

'It's not working': Sex worker challenges new laws in court

Campaigners want to protect those who choose to be sex workers and not put them in harm’s way.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers? Factcheck

FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?

FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.

From TheJournal.ie Judge praises sex workers' "courage and determination", returns "hard earned" cash stolen from them Clyde Court Hotel

Judge praises sex workers' "courage and determination", returns "hard earned" cash stolen from them

The prosecution in the case of thief Mantas Grazevicius had suggested that two sex workers’ earnings that Grazevicius had stolen be confiscated by the State.

From TheJournal.ie New laws in Germany will make clients of sex-workers wear condoms Regulate

New laws in Germany will make clients of sex-workers wear condoms

The laws will come into effect in July 2017 if they receive parliamentary backing.

From TheJournal.ie Why is the world's 29th richest person funding a campaign by Irish sex workers? George Soros

Why is the world's 29th richest person funding a campaign by Irish sex workers?

Billionaire investor and activist George Soros is backing the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Sex workers marched on Leinster House tonight Sex Laws

Sex workers marched on Leinster House tonight

The group held a vigil to oppose new laws criminalising those who pay for sex.

From TheJournal.ie First man arrested under new prostitution laws in the North Sex Workers

First man arrested under new prostitution laws in the North

A Bill to introduce similar legislation south of the border is currently in the works.

From TheJournal.ie 'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women' Sex Workers

'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'

An expert has proposed the controversial idea.

From TheJournal.ie Austrian brothel offers free sex in protest against high taxes Get Up Stand Up

Austrian brothel offers free sex in protest against high taxes

The owner said he will pay the women working for him to make up for what they would normally get from clients.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should it be a crime to pay for sex? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be a crime to pay for sex?

It will be soon.

From TheJournal.ie Sex workers have asked Jill Meagher's husband to drop his support for an anti-sex trade group Not Helping

Sex workers have asked Jill Meagher's husband to drop his support for an anti-sex trade group

Sex workers in St Kilda, Victoria, have signed an open letter to Tom Meagher claiming that campaigning for men to stop buying sex services is ‘not helpful’.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's ban on the purchase of sex will be challenged by a sex worker Red Light

Ireland's ban on the purchase of sex will be challenged by a sex worker

Northern Ireland brought in new laws first and the Republic has followed.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Buying a woman's body for sexual gratification is not a harmless act Buying Sex

Opinion: Buying a woman's body for sexual gratification is not a harmless act

It is not acceptable to turn a blind eye to the sex industry as it stands – far too little is done to protect the vulnerable.

From TheJournal.ie Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House Remembering The Dead

Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House

They will remember the deaths of seven women in Ireland who were sex workers.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker Outlawed

Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker

The age of consent is also to remain at 17.

From TheJournal.ie Over 300 women affected by trafficking and prostitution needed help last year Sex Workers
From TheJournal.ie Sex workers 'fear for their safety' if clients are criminalised 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.

From TheJournal.ie Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers' 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sex didn’t exist until the Late Late show': Can Irish people talk about intimacy? 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.

From TheJournal.ie Brazil worried World Cup will mean surge in child prostitution 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.

From TheJournal.ie Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village 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.

From TheJournal.ie France passes law to ban the purchase of sex, ICI calls on Ireland to follow suit 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.

From TheJournal.ie Switzerland's first sex drive-in opened this evening 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?

From TheJournal.ie Committee on prostitution legislation to hear from award-winning journalist 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.

From TheJournal.ie Former sex workers to speak to Justice committee on prostitution laws 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.

From TheJournal.ie Former 'Belle de Jour' concerned about Irish sex workers legislation Prostitution

Former 'Belle de Jour' concerned about Irish sex workers legislation

Brooke Magnanti told TheJournal.ie that sex workers themselves need to get to speak to the government on the issue – not just groups representing them.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Think about sex trafficking. Do Irish people come to mind? Opinion

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.

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