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"Hands off our clients!" - Advocacy and activism tool kit against the criminalisation of clients

Sex workers and sex worker rights activists across Europe are concerned that governments are trying to bring in laws that criminalise clients – often referred to as “the Swedish model”. We are concerned about how these laws will affect us, our work, our rights and our access to health and other services. This kit – which contains information, ideas and resources has been designed by ICRSE to help sex worker rights collectives, organisations and activists carry out advocacy and activism that influences or challenges specific areas of policy or legislation of Swedish model.

You can dowload the whole Hands off our clients!" Tool Kit  or each section individually. 10 worksheets are disseminated throughout the Tool kit and also available separately at the bottom of the page.

For any comments and queries, please contact info [at] sexworkeurope [dot] org

Download the whole Tool Kit here

Part 1, "Creating change", please click here.

Part 2, "Sex workers rights adovacy", please click here.


Part 3, "Sex workers rights activism", please click here.


Worksheets 1 - 10, please click here.

For individual worksheets, please click on apprpriate title.

Worksheet 1, Five Principles for Undertaking an Effective Legislative Campaign.

Worksheet 2, Building Your Case Against the Swedish Model.

Worksheet 3, The Evidence.

Worksheet 4, Template for a Workplan.

Worksheet 5, Template for a Letter to Potential Allies.

Worksheet 6, Sample Briefing Papers.

Worksheet 7, Sample Communications Strategy.

Worksheet 8, Planning a Campaign.

Worksheet 9, Planning an Action.

Worksheet 10, Tips for Organisers.



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