Workers call on CEDAW to decriminalise sex work

We call on the CEDAW committee to decriminalise sex work by removing laws criminalising sex workers, their clients and third parties; introduce a strict principle of non-prosecution for victims of trafficking. Create firewalls to end data-sharing between public services and police and immigration operations; adopt fast-tracked pathways to permanent residence and citizenship for victims; open borders and end the cruel …

No Silence to Violence Report Launched

To mark International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers on December 17th 2018, SWARM published ‘No silence to violence’, a report on violence against women in prostitution in the UK. The report is specifically aimed at people working in organisations which tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG) and which deliver support services to women who have experienced violence. …