Crime against sex workers has almost doubled in the two years since new laws were implemented, campaigners have said. Sex worker organisations have railed against the change since it was implemented, saying the new laws make workers more vulnerable. Brothel-keeping laws have proved especially contentious as many workers the majority of whom are women would prefer to work in a shared property with a friend for safety reasons, however this practice would amount to a brothel under law, and see those involved arrested.
How long more can our government ignore the growing body of evidence that shows that their policies are endangering to the physical and mental health of sex work ers, writes Kate McGrew. Sex workers exist, there is no sign of them disappearing, and they deserve the same rights as other workers, writes Danny Rigg. There is concern that a number of incidents have not been reported, or that reported cases may have been mishandled.
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Mary spoke about her ordeal, and what she had to do while she was kept by her human traffickers. Sex workers exist, there is no sign of them disappearing, and they deserve the same rights as other workers, writes Danny Rigg. Supporters and detractors of the new law have spoken of their frustration over the new bill.
Should it be legal to sell sex? Will new Irish laws protect sex workers, or put them at risk? And, in all of this, where do male sex workers fit in?
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That is according to the Sexual Health Centre in Cork city, which has noticed an increase in the past year in the number of English language students turning to sex work to fund their life here. She said rising rents, food and personal hygiene products are among the costs which English language students are finding difficult to meet, prompting them to turn to offer sex for sale. The centre offers a number of services to sex workers, including a regular meeting of sex workers in conjunction with the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland group.
Registered in Ireland: A man has been convicted of purchasing sex in what is the first conviction under prostitution laws introduced in April It is the first conviction under Section 25 of the Criminal Law Sexual Offences Actwhich was enacted on April 3,after being signed into law by then justice minister Frances Fitzgerald.
A RTE documentary exposed the country's sex trade, revealing how many women are controlled by criminals. A group of women were filmed arriving on North King Street in taxis every Tuesday, and transferring money from a Western Union while being watched by suspected pimps. They then swapped cars and were dispatched to brothels in Tallaght, Navan, Drogheda, Ardee and Cavan.