Fighting for sex workers' rights

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Raised by 239 people in 37 months

Thank you for visiting my page. 

I have devoted my life to sex workers' rights and am currently fighting criminalisation of sex work in the North of Ireland and the Republic of Ireland too. I'm taking a case as the lead plaintiff both sides of the border. It's going to be hard work, but worth every minute.  The abolitionist groups I fight are funded to the hilt, I'm not. I rely solely on my personal income and donations. 

I have set up this page specifically to raise funds towards my legal action. This is a costly process. I have just announced my intention to take our fight for labour rights through the High Court and Supreme Court in Ireland and onto Europe if needs be. I want a European judgement for once and all which member states will have to comply with. This is about as stressful as it gets, but it has to be done. We deserve the right to work in safety. 149 sex workers have been murdered since 1990. It stops now.

Your donation helps towards my legal costs but also asissts towards travel, hotels and childcare. I can't do this without you.

Follow me on Twitter - @GlasgaeLauraLee and I will update you regularly with the progress I'm making. 

I will continue to fight for the rights of sex workers to work in freedom and with the protection of the police, not persecution. 

In solidarity. 

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Laura Lee
10 months ago

Hi Jo. What we fight for and know to be right, is decriminalisation of all punitive laws around sex work. This would allow us to work together in safety, which at present is illegal. Two women working together can be arrested and charged with "pimping" from each other and the police can take their phones and money, that's common. Allowing us to work together in safety also sends out a message to would be attackers that we are no longer alone and vulnerable, and that we have the support of the police as opposed to the persecution we have now.

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Jo Murphy
10 months ago

I will donate, when I have a bit to spare, as I agree with sex workers that criminalising sex work doesn't really help sex workers... can I ask what you would like to see done as an alternative to help stop trafficking and exploitation of minors, immigrants, the vulnerable etc.? We have a real problem here, I think everyone can see.

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Dean Shoap
27 months ago

Laura Lee,I myself have been in a court battle for many years and i know what you mean by persecution,it has left me in great despair and im hurt to the point that i will never heal,my heart is with you,Dean

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£12,482 of £30k goal

Raised by 239 people in 37 months
Created July 29, 2013
EB
£5
Ella Boothroyd
1 day ago
LS
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Lucy Smyth
4 days ago
CC
£25
Clarissa Clement
17 days ago
ZD
£50
Zodgy Doo
1 month ago
JM
£100
james mcmullan
1 month ago

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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CC
£25
Clarissa Clement
1 month ago
CC
£25
Clarissa Clement
2 months ago
DC
£35
David Chess
2 months ago

Happy International Sex Workers' Day! :D

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Anonymous
3 months ago
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Anonymous
3 months ago
Laura Lee
10 months ago

Hi Jo. What we fight for and know to be right, is decriminalisation of all punitive laws around sex work. This would allow us to work together in safety, which at present is illegal. Two women working together can be arrested and charged with "pimping" from each other and the police can take their phones and money, that's common. Allowing us to work together in safety also sends out a message to would be attackers that we are no longer alone and vulnerable, and that we have the support of the police as opposed to the persecution we have now.

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Jo Murphy
10 months ago

I will donate, when I have a bit to spare, as I agree with sex workers that criminalising sex work doesn't really help sex workers... can I ask what you would like to see done as an alternative to help stop trafficking and exploitation of minors, immigrants, the vulnerable etc.? We have a real problem here, I think everyone can see.

+ Read More
Dean Shoap
27 months ago

Laura Lee,I myself have been in a court battle for many years and i know what you mean by persecution,it has left me in great despair and im hurt to the point that i will never heal,my heart is with you,Dean

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