NEWS FROM THE REGION
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 15:24
Luca Stevenson, ICRSE Coordinator and Boglarka Fedorko, Project Manager of Transgender Europe attended a community event on LGBTIQ sex workers’ rights on 4 September 2017, an event part of the Malta Pride Week.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 18:51
On Wednesday, 4 October 2017, ICRSE joined the 20th European Health Forum in Gastein, Austria and presented the need and demands of sex workers in regards to health. The panel ‘Nobody Left Behind: Improving access to healthcare for underserved people’ included spokespeople working with diverse marginalised communities such as prisoners, undocumented migrants, LGBT people, homeless and drug users.
Hungary: Sex worker organisation SZEXE celebrates 17th birthday with publication of survey results and national recommendations
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 11:19
SZEXE, the Hungarian sex work organisation carried out a community survey in 2017 among sex workers both working outdoors and indoors. The results shed light on where and under what conditions people sell sex in Hungary and what social and legal changes they desire.
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:31
ICRSE is proud to have contributed to this new academic anthology 'Assessing Prostitution Policies in Europe' edited by Hendrik Wagenaar and Synnove Janhsen. ICRSE's chapter, co-written by Luca Stevenson and Agata Dziuban, focus on the history and challenges of the sex workers' rights movement in Europe and Central Asia.
Greece: ICRSE joins first Policy Conference on Sex Work in Athens: “Sex Work: Reality and Perspectives”
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 15:36
Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 13:42
On Saturday 17th of June, members and supporters of Red Edition, the migrant sex workers' rights organisation and ICRSE member, joined the Pride Parade in Vienna. Sex workers' participation in the pride under Red Edition's umbrellas was crucial in enhancing the visibilities of sex workers within LGBTQ+ communities.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:15
From 1st to 3rd June, 150 sex workers from all over France and neighbouring countries gathered to shares tools and experiences, debate, participate in workshops and exchanges. The event was organised by STRASS, the French sex workers’ trade union and ICRSE member, and took place in the “Théatre de l’Oeuvre”.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:18
[EN] On the 15th March 2017, a conference was organized focusing on the social and legal status of sex workers. This was planned by Espace P in collaboration with UTSOPI, sex worker led organisation and ICRSE member in Belgium, the trade unions CGSLB (General Council of Liberal Trade Unions in Belgium) and FGTB (General Federation of Work in Belgium), as well as magistrates and legal
Germany: SEX WORKERS' RIGHTS DAY: ICRSE LAUNCHES BRIEFING PAPER ON GERMANY’s NEW “PROSTITUTES PROTECTION ACT”
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 16:28
[DEUTSCH UNTEN]To mark the International Sex Workers’ Day, celebrated each year on June 2nd to commemorate the occupation of the Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France, by 100 sex workers in 1975, ICRSE launches a briefing paper titled “Professed Protection, Pointless Provisions – Overview of the German Prostitutes Protection Act (Prostituiertenschutzgesetz – ProstSchG)”.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:22
Sex workers in France are organising protests, press confernece and sex workers gathering to protest and organise against the laws that criminalise their work. On Saturday 8th April, 500 sex workers led by ICRSE member STRASS marched in Paris to protest against the one year anniversary of the law criminalising clients.