On March 8, the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) promoted its publication entitled Intersectional Activism Toolkit for Sex Workers and Allies, the last in a series of resources on sex workers’ rights in a intersectional framework.
Read the organization’s statement:
To mark the 2018 International Women’s Day, ICRSE is publishing the final element of its Intersection Series: ‘Intersectional Activism Toolkit for Sex Workers and Allies’. This toolkit summarises each Intersection Briefing Paper developed over the last three years on sex workers’ rights as migrant rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, labour rights and right to health issues. It furthermore includes an infographic on sex work legal frameworks and recommendations to sex workers and allies on how to build intersectional social justice movements, inclusive of all sex workers.
In a context of increased backlash against women’s and reproductive rights and cuts to public services for women such as shelters for victims of domestic violence, many women’s movements in Europe and globally are witnessing a vocal resurgence and anger. From the international #metoo campaign on social media to protests against sexual harassment and powerful abortion rights campaigns and demonstrations in Ireland and Poland, the feminist movement continues to loudly demand gender equality and an end to gender-based violence. However, the women’s rights movement is still divided on the issue of sex work, with many organisations calling for a punitive approach to sex work and the criminalisation of clients, despite evidence of its negative impacts on sex workers’ lives and working conditions.
To download and use the accompanying infographics in multiple languages, click on the links below: