Sex Worker Voices
'Nothing About Us, Without Us'
Laura is a dedicated campaigner for sex workers' rights. She is challenging the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015. She argues that the recent law passed in Northern Ireland which criminalizes the purchase of sex is an infringement on her human rights, her labour rights and her ability to keep herself safe in her work.
With the currrent climate in the Republic of Ireland, it has never been more important to know where you stand if and when you come into contact with the authorities. At SWAI, we are committed to supporting you in every way we can, so please do get in touch. The following is a summary of your rights and a guide on what to do.
If Gardaí come to your work apartment or house
Gardaí Entering and Searching
Working in a hotel
Disclaimer: This information has been prepared by the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland for information purposes only, with no guarantee as to accuracy or applicability to a particular set of circumstances. It is not intended as, and should not be considered to be, legal advice. The information may change from time-to-time and may be out of date. The Sex Workers Alliance Ireland disclaims any legal responsibility for the content or the accuracy of the information provided.