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Validation workshop: Analysis of national law and policies on sex work in relation to sexual exploitation and human trafficking

On 17 October 2017, the consortium of the EU DESIrE project (Demand for exploitation in Europe) will present and reflect on the first findings on policies and legislation concerning the sex industry and their relationship to sexual exploitation and human-trafficking.

In the first part of the workshop we present our Work Packages (WP), 1 and 2. WP1 is a theoretical study on the demand for sexual services that can fuel sexual exploitation in the context of human trafficking.  WP2 is an analysis of national law and policies on sex work in four states: The Netherlands, Sweden, Croatia, and Poland.

The second part of the workshop consists of three presentations:

  • The link between human-trafficking and different approaches to regulate the sex industry; Dr. Sharron Fitzgerald
  • New technological possibilities for third parties involved in the sex industry and how these new technologies can assist in running the business both legally and illegally; Anna Donovan
  • The research paper on the impact of prostitution-specific criminal records on women seeking to exit prostitution; Heather Harvey

Please note that the workshop is free of charge, including lunch and drinks. Register via : http://project-desire.eu/2017/09/11/workshop-in-tilburg/

More information can be found at: Facebook

When: 17 October 2017 09:30