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Documentaries by Eveline van Dijck, English subtitled.

Eveline van Dijck made two documentaries voor HUMAN, the broadcasting company for humanists. Sex worker Josje answers questions by school pupils. Click here. (English subtitled) The English version: click here And: Strong Women, interviews with victims of human...

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Reading matter

In this post you'll find links to interesting reading matter. On January 26 2014 Hendrik Wagenaar sent another link: (click here) It is remarkable that a quality paper like The Guardian has such a narrow, populist and incorrect view on Dutch law on prostitution....

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Australia, prostitution reformed

'Over there, next to the Opera House, our first colleagues came ashore' so told me an Australian sex worker during a rally to celebrate International Sex Workers' Day in Sydney. 'It is true, prostitution was not a crime you could get deported to Australia for, but...

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State of affairs in the Netherlands: 2012

Legal Framework The Legal Framework for prostitution in the Netherlands has not changed since 2000. On the moment of writing this report the Law Regulation Prostitution is under debate in the Dutch senate. In May 2013 this law has not been rectified.   National...

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International Comparitive Study of Prostitution Policy

Click  hier to download the report Comment on the „Final Report of the International Comparative Study of Prostitution Policy: Austria and the Netherlands, by Hendrik Wagenaar, Sietske Altink and Helga Amesberger Birgit Sauer, Vienna, June 10th, 2013 First of all I...

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Entry in sex work

In collecting data about sex work it is quite common to ask the workers why they have decided to become a sex worker. In every answer to this question, money is a common denominator. [i] All authors agree that a financial incentive plays a major part in the decision...

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Labour Relations in Sex Work

In countries like ours we have labour laws, there are rules and we have ideas about what is a good employer. This is the result of more than a century of political activity, of trade unions and a lot of court cases. But that is not the case in prostitution. In the...

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Registration in the Netherlands

One of the big issues of debate now in the Netherlands is the registration of sex workers. The aim would be prevention of trafficking. In the past there have been attempts to register prostitutes, for various reasons. Did registration ever attain its goal? The Romans...

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