Call for papers! Postgraduate Sex Work Conference 26th March 2018 Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Northumbria University is hosting the Annual Sex Work Research Hub Postgraduate Sex Work Conference.

This conference is free of charge and includes lunch!

Submit your 300 word abstract by 31st January 2018 to:

Include: the title of your paper, your name, institution and level of study

Registration is open to all PGRs; early stage researchers, research active practitioners, sex workers and Sex Work Research Hub members.

Registration info to follow shortly!

This event is hosted by the Sex Work Research Hub


Statement in support of women involved in prostitution as they take on the Government’s criminal records scheme in Court

By The Sex Work Research Hub

The Sex Work Research Hub send our support to the women challenging the law that requires people to disclose criminal convictions for prostitution. Our members are part of a long history of research dedicated to challenging the criminalisation of sex workers and those who are sexually exploited – it is wrong that sex workers, former sex workers and those who are sexually exploited, should be penalised and stigmatised in this way. The criminalisation of all sex workers should therefore end. The current law on brothel keeping also means sex-workers can be too afraid of prosecution to work together at the same premises, which can often compromise their safety. There must be zero tolerance of the criminal exploitation of young people and sex workers, and changes to legislation should not lessen the Home Office’s ability to prosecute those engaged in exploitation.