Nov 9, 2010
x:talk supporters and friends are invited to the launch of the x:talk report
Human rights, sex work and the challenge of trafficking
A human rights impact assessment of anti-trafficking laws in the UK
Ten years after the UN Palermo Protocol was adopted, the x:talk project invites you to a panel discussion of anti-trafficking policies and the release of new research into human rights and sex work in the UK.
Wednesday 17 November
5.30pm for 6pm start
Centre for Possible Studies
64 Seymour Street London W1H 5BW
(nearest tube Marble Arch)
This report was produced by the x:talk project and is the first study of anti-trafficking policies that reflects the experiences and views of people working in the sex industry in London. The report examines the anti-trafficking agenda in the UK and finds that it has been manipulated by abolitionists who have used anti-trafficking law and policies as a justification for increasing the surveillance and criminalisation of the legal indoor sex industry on an unprecedented scale. The existing focus in anti-trafficking policy on irregular migration, law enforcement and on the sex industry does not address the needs, choices and agency of trafficked people, whether they work in the sex industry or elsewhere, and prevents migrants and non-migrant people working in the sex industry from asserting fundamental rights.
RSVP: Nov 14 – send your name and organisation/ affiliation to
For further information about the launch and media enquiries:
Ava Caradonna 0798107041