Remove prostitution from the list of priority offences in the Online Safety Bill

If offences relating to adult prostitution are included as 'Priority offences' in the Online Safety Bill, this could create significant new challenges for sex workers who advertise online. This could mean more sex workers enter dangerous and exploitative conditions in brothels or on streets.

2,188 Signatures

Status
Open
Opened
Wednesday 13th April 2022
Last 24 hours signatures
4
Signature Deadline
Thursday 13th October 2022
Estimated Final Signatures: 2,426

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It's not just sites that sex workers use to advertise that could be affected, but also screening sites sex workers use to keep safe, such as National Ugly Mugs.

Evidence tells us that in the wake of FOSTA-SESTA being enacted in the US in 2018, sex workers faced increased violence, meanwhile trafficking has not been reduced. We fear the same could happen here if sex work offences are included in the list of priority offences in the Online Safety Bill.


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