Right now, the legislative proposal Sex Work Regulation act is in consultation. That means the government is asking the people what they think of this law. So for sex workers and allies, this is the time to speak out against these laws.
What was the impact of covid-19 and the covid-19 measures on the safety of sex work in the Netherlands? Answers to this question can be found in the report and 2-pager of the second measurement of the study. The second measurement focused mainly on the safety and perceived violence of sex workers during this period.
We had the pleasure to help Julia Nürnberger with the research for her thesis. She explored the experience of sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, which acted as a magnifying glass on their situation. Julia particularly writes about them in comparison to the precarity theory, Precarity describes an existence that lacks in predictability, job security, material or psychological welfare.
In this dissertation by Celine Soeter, interviews were held with various interest groups for sex work in the Netherlands. The aim is to find out to what extent these organizations agree with the current sex work policy, the proposed Sex Work Regulation Act (Wrs), and what their role is in the policy-making process.
Monkeypox is a virus that you can get by touching others. For example during cuddling or sex.
"Involve sex workers in policy about the industry" is the opinion of safety specialist Hadeline Vorselaars. Use them as a sounding board for the municipality and let them have a say on the Sex Work Regulation Act. "A stronger sex industry can counteract the side effect of sexual exploitation."
Changes in the local governmental approach to female sex workers and its consequences for the labour conditions of unlicensed working female sex workers in Rotterdam. Research by N. Eggens.
Last Monday, researcher Marielle Kloek of Erasmus MC (social health care) won the societal impact prize.
This month saw the launch of a (second) survey on the impact of corona on sex work, this time also focusing more on sex worker safety.
Crime often revolves around only a few things: Money and power. These two things are often closely linked. We are convinced that as soon as you criminalize something, you actually drive up prices and strengthen the illegal circuit instead of closing it. This also applies to sex work.